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Walker hints at special session over Medicaid

...State Affairs on Thursday, would require legislative approval before the health department adds people to Medicaid. Health commissioner Valerie Davidson told the committee this week that she objected strongly to the provision.Walker said this week that he...

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

...from health care industry representatives that while they are interested in pursuing reforms, funding is a concern. Health commissioner Valerie Davidson has said that, based on the experiences of other states, expanding Medicaid coverage could mean that hospitals...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-04-13/governor-medicaid-reform-without-exp
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Report: Low taxes lulled as budget swelled

...Anchorage-based public policy group.Former state Revenue Commissioner Eric Wohlforth and former state budget director Cheryl Frasca...Wohlforth, a well-regarded bond attorney, was Revenue commissioner in the 1970s when Alaska had a smaller population, a smaller...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-04-06/report-low-taxes-lulled-as-budget-sw
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...foot traffic in their barns.U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar met Wednesday with state Agriculture Commissioner Dave Frederickson, state Health Commissioner Ed Ehlinger and other state and federal officials to discuss the importance of a coordinated...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/2015-04-08
Senate panel doesn't include forward-funding of education

...advanced late Thursday afternoon and could get a Senate vote as early as Friday.Sen. Click Bishop, a former state labor commissioner, unsuccessfully sought to rescind language the committee adopted Wednesday that seeks to eliminate pay raises for public...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-04-02/senate-panel-doesnt-include-forward-
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Proposal would reject pay increases for public employees

...reduction of about $57 million.Leslie Ridle, a deputy commissioner in the Department of Administration, said in an interview...cost-of-living adjustments.Sen. Click Bishop, a former state labor commissioner, said after the morning meeting that he did not support...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-04-01/proposal-would-reject-pay-increases-
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Bill to limit corporation role in alternate project advances

...lawmakers last year setting out the state's participation in Alaska LNG. The committee did hear from Deputy Natural Resources Commissioner Marty Rutherford, who said full-fledged negotiations are under way related to Alaska LNG. She also spoke to many of the...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-03-28
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...makes it more likely that Hardy will be suspended to start the season. He played just one game last year before going on the commissioner's exempt list, where he remains as the league investigates under a personal conduct policy that was revised after Hardy's...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/2015-04-01-0
Cal Thomas: How do you solve a problem like the Clintons?

...heads a special House committee looking into the terrorist attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi.Recall that IRS Commissioner John Koskinen testified under oath before a congressional committee and claimed that the emails of Lois Lerner, the IRS's...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2015-03-30/cal-thomas-how-do-you-solve-a-pro
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Multistate investigation announced into Premera cyberattack

...OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - Washington state's insurance commissioner announced Tuesday a multistate investigation into...winter's cyberattack on Premera Blue Cross.Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler said he plans to work with his counterparts...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-03-24/multistate-investigation-announced-i
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