JUNEAU - The director of the Legislative Finance Division laid out a sobering picture of the state's budget outlook Thursday, saying the economic impact of cuts needed for a sustainable state budget would be far worse than the crash Alaska saw in the 1980s.David Teal made the comment in speaking to the challenge in focusing on cuts to achieve a sustainable budget.
JUNEAU - Gov. Bill Walker said he considers Medicaid expansion and an Interior energy bill to be must-haves for the remainder of the legislative session.
JUNEAU, Alaska - A state House committee plans to hear legislation this week aimed at updating the state's military code of justice.
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) - Gov. Bill Walker said Thursday that he has asked state agencies to review their online security procedures and those of companies the state does business with following an attack on the largest health insurance company in Alaska.
Gov. Bill Walker said he will introduce legislation to overhaul and expand the Medicaid system in Alaska.
JUNEAU - Gov. Bill Walker said he will introduce legislation to overhaul and expand the Medicaid system in Alaska. Walker, who campaigned on expanding Medicaid coverage, discussed his plans during a news conference Tuesday, surrounded by supporters.
JUNEAU - A conservative Republican lawmaker who broke with her caucus in voting against the state operating budget has been stripped of most of her committee assignments. When asked if Eagle River Rep. Lora Reinbold was out of the GOP-led caucus, House Speaker Mike Chenault told reporters Reinbold chose to leave the caucus by voting as she did.
JUNEAU - Republican Rep. Tammie Wilson has proposed legislation that would remove certain criminal cases from the state's online court-records system.
JUNEAU, Alaska - The focus this week will be on the House, which is expected to take up the state's operating budget. The House Finance Committee is working to finalize its version of the budget, with amendments scheduled for Tuesday.
JUNEAU, Alaska - Republican Rep. Tammie Wilson has proposed legislation that would remove certain criminal cases from the state's online court-records system. Applicable cases would be ones that resulted in a person being acquitted of all charges or having those charges dismissed, or in which someone was acquitted on some charges and had the remaining charges dropped. Those records could not be published by the court system online if 60 days had elapsed from the date of acquittal or dismissal.
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