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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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Seventh street structure on hold 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...
Walker hints at special session over Medicaid 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...
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...
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...


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