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Tongass exemption to Roadless Rule overturned

...difficult now. It's frustrating, I'm sure, to the residents of Southeast just as it is to our office."Gov. Bill Walker's office referred comment to the Alaska Department of Law. "We are deeply disappointed by the Ninth Circuit's...
Judge finds Greenpeace USA in contempt, sets escalating fines for bridge protest

...against it.Gleason said the progressive fines are intended to "coerce behavior that would have them leave."Gov. Bill Walker spoke with Portland Mayor Charlie Hales and Oregon Gov. Kay Brown's chief of staff Thursday morning, according to...
Walker discusses Medicaid expansion decision

JUNEAU - Gov. Bill Walker said he believes his bill to expand Medicaid would have passed the Legislature if brought to a vote but that the legislation never...
What others say: Expanding a broken system

Now that Gov. Bill Walker has done an end-run around the legislative branch to expand Medicaid, it's worth a look at how growing the program is going...
Governor's action on Medicaid much-needed

I am deeply grateful to Governor Bill Walker. Thank God that a compassionate, levelheaded adult intervened and expanded Medicaid, and shame on the leadership of the Majority...
Lawmakers discuss Gov. Bill Walker's Medicaid expansion

...Legislative Budget and Audit Committee said Wednesday that he will take under advisement requests to hold a hearing on Gov. Bill Walker's proposal to accept federal funds for Medicaid expansion.But Rep. Mike Hawker, R-Anchorage, said Walker has...
What others say: An about face on exploration tax credits

...Alaska politics will recognize the reference to the idyllic oil regime of Norway is a giveaway that the speaker is Gov. Bill Walker, who is always pining for the fjords when it comes to measuring our tax policy against other resource states.Walker...
Consultant hired to help with Medicaid reforms

JUNEAU, Alaska - The state health department has hired a consultant to help recommend next steps as Gov. Bill Walker's administration plans to implement Medicaid expansion and looks to make further changes to the existing Medicaid program. The...
What others say: Despite likely political backlash, securing care and funding overdue

On Thursday morning, Gov. Bill Walker announced Alaska will become the 30th state to accept Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act. The governor's unilateral...
Voices of Alaska: Medicaid expansion: It's time

...commerce, church organizations, local governments, health care providers and the list goes on. A majority of Alaskans understand that Medicaid expansion makes sense for Alaska.I agree. It's time. Bill Walker is governor of Alaska.


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