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House Finance stalls Walker's Medicaid expansion proposal

JUNEAU - House Finance Committee co-chair Steve Thompson said Thursday that the panel is not comfortable moving ahead with plans to expand Medicaid coverage in Alaska at...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-05-14/house-finance-stalls-walkers-medicai
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Task force forges ahead

...The task force is developing projects based on the idea that excessive flooding will occur again, said task force co-chair Jim Munter. Having systems in place to prevent property damage and identifying entities that can accomplish those systems...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-05-04/task-force-forges-ahead
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Fish board remains to be filled

...of the fish and game section of the Tanana Chiefs Conference, Huntington's employer. Beverly Hoffman of Bethel is co-chair of the Kuskokwim Salmon Management Working group, and a lifelong subsistence fisher and Orutsaramuit tribal member...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-04-29/board-seat-open-again-after-ruffners
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Senate Finance members defend budget proposal

...including proposed cuts to education, as responsible.A co-chair of the committee, Sen. Anna MacKinnon, said there is...more money that we don't have. Period."Committee co-chair Sen. Pete Kelly told reporters the state has fallen off...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-04-21/senate-finance-members-defend-budget
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Alaska's Senior Senator visits Kenai Peninsula

...Murkowski also paid a visit to Kenai Peninsula College Kenai River Campus to meet with staff and student body members. As Co-Chair of the Senate Small Brewers Caucus, she of course had to cap off the day visiting a microbrewery ? the Kenai River...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/dispatch/2015-04-13/alaskas-senior-senator-visits-ke
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Lawmakers sweep $94 million into rainy day fund

...governor's $32 million cut in one-time education funding for FY 16 and $19.9 million for FY 17. But Senate Finance co-chair Sen. Anna MacKinnon, R-Eagle River, said the money needs to be placed in the account for "next year, when we don't...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-04-11/lawmakers-sweep-94-million-into-rain
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Seventh street structure on hold

...is currently the only other entity that has expressed interest in picking up the project. Hydrologist and task force co-chair Jim Munter said the group is unsure if they will be assuming management, but still supports the project. At Monday's...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-04-28/seventh-street-structure-on-hold
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Walker hints at special session over Medicaid

...to see the data to back up statements on the changes that have been made.Rep. Steve Thompson, R-Fairbanks, and co-chair of the House Finance Committee, said adding people to a system that isn't working properly could hurt the state...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-04-16/walker-hints-at-special-session-over
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Governor: Medicaid reform without expansion unacceptable

...reform legislation similar to bills pending in the Senate from Sen. Pete Kelly, R-Fairbanks.House Finance Committee co-chair Rep. Steve Thompson, R-Fairbanks, said members have said they want to see changes made to the Medicaid program before...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-04-13/governor-medicaid-reform-without-exp
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Legislature's decimation of school funding is shortsighted

...difference is by cutting staff - up to 100 positions, according to the district's release. Senate Finance Committee Co-Chair Pete Kelly said the Senate "did what was in the best interests of the state of Alaska." It's hard to see how gutting...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2015-04-04/legislatures-decimation-of-school
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