By James Brooks
Alaska Beacon 

Alaska House finance committee approves $7.5 million more for child care facilities


Members of the Alaska House Finance Committee revised their latest budget draft Tuesday to include more money for child care and eliminate funding for an experimental reading institute operated by the state.

The committee spent most of the day Tuesday debating amendments to the state’s operating budget, an $11.3 billion document that pays for state services and Permanent Fund dividends during the 12 months that begin July 1.

The committee is expected to consider additional amendments through Wednesday at least, and the budget would then advance to the full House for additional amendments and a...

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