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Legislative Finance director paints sobering budget picture

...efforts to reclaim budget solvency.He said the model used Thursday wasn't predictive, and House Finance Committee co-chair Steve Thompson, R-Fairbanks, said the alternatives used shouldn't be seen as ideas being advocated.But the presentation...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-03-26/legislative-finance-director-paints-
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Gov. Bill Walker plans bill on Medicaid expansion, overhaul

...leveraging federal money available for expansion provides an opportunity to pay for reform efforts.Senate Finance Committee co-chair Pete Kelly, who last week introduced a bill focused solely on Medicaid reform, said he was glad Walker introduced a...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-03-17/gov-bill-walker-plans-bill-on-medica
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Gov. Bill Walker plans bill on Medicaid expansion, overhaul

...leveraging federal money available for expansion provides an opportunity to finance reform efforts. Senate Finance Committee co-chair Pete Kelly, who last week introduced a bill focused solely on Medicaid overhaul, said he was glad Walker introduced...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-03-17/gov-bill-walker-plans-bill-on-medica
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Reinbold loses most committee assignments after budget vote

...approve replacements for those other assignments. Reinbold had been vice chair of the House Education Committee and co-chair of the joint Armed Services Committee, among other assignments. She also stands to lose staff. No one likes to lose...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-03-16/reinbold-loses-most-committee-assign
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Lawmakers amend marijuana crimes bill

...misdemeanor, rather than a felony, to bring marijuana into a correctional facility.MacKinnon, the committee's co-chair, said the panel would meet Saturday morning to review a draft of the bill with all the amendments made so far.

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-03-14/lawmakers-amend-marijuana-crimes-bil
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Alaska House advances operating budget with broad cuts

...size of the deficit, lawmakers said pain will be felt. They expect this to be a multi-year process. House Finance co-chair Mark Neuman, R-Big Lake, said the proposed reduction in unrestricted general funds for nonformula agency spending...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-03-13/alaska-house-advances-operating-budg
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Budget, confirmation hearing expected in legislature

...Medicaid expansion and the state ferry system. Finance co-chairs Mark Neuman, R-Big Lake, and Steve Thompson, R-Fairbanks...education and Medicaid, are budget drivers. Senate Finance co-chair Pete Kelly, R-Fairbanks, plans to introduce a bill...

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Non-profit to provide residents relief from surface water

...plans to various organizations, she said. Separate and apart from K-Beach Flood Mitigation Project, Jim Munter also co-chairs the K-Beach High Water Drainage Task force.Lipinski brought Mitigation Project officers Toby Burke, Mike Ruffridge...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-03-01/non-profit-to-provide-residents-reli
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Fighting back against the flood

...general law, the responsibility of roadway drainage is under the Department of Transportation. However, Task Force co-chair Jim Munter said there are not enough culverts being installed. "There is a persistent pattern of culverts not being...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-02-28-0
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Panel takes Medicaid-expansion items from department budget

...would meet with finance committee co-chairs to see why they can't use that...dated Thursday, finance committee co-chairs Mark Neuman, R-Big Lake, and...they wrote. Senate Finance co-chair Pete Kelly, R-Fairbanks, is...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-02-27/panel-takes-medicaid-expansion-items
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