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Governor suggests bills to work on during budget talks

...questions about it and not a lot of support for it in the Senate because of the apparent heavy-handedness by the federal government.Coghill said there's concern that the bill requiring that school districts have age-appropriate information...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-04-22/governor-suggests-bills-to-work-on-d
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What others say: Legislature should listen on Medicaid

...expansion are borne entirely by the federal government through 2016. The federal...that level thereafter. If the federal government were to back off from that...Wouldn't it be better to have the federal government repaying Alaska for the vast...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2015-04-20/what-others-say-legislature-shoul
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Medical administrators look at implications of health care expansion

...ARIES project, begun in 2012, was financed with $65 million in federal funds. If Medicaid is expanded, the Federal government will cover 100 percent of the estimated $145.4 million annual care expenses until 2017, when Alaska will begin...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-04-14/medical-administrators-look-at-impli
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What others say: HB 115 a political stunt and nothing more

...R-Nikiski, would require the federal government to hand over more than 100...are unhappy with the way the federal government is managing its land in their...couldn't afford to fight the federal government on the issue.Bullard and...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2015-04-15/what-others-say-hb-115-a-politica
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Walker hints at special session over Medicaid

...allow the state to leverage federal funds to help finance reform efforts. For states accepting expansion, the federal government is to pay the health care costs of newly eligible recipients through 2016, stepping down to 90 percent by 2020...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-04-16/walker-hints-at-special-session-over
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Conservation groups push back on federal lands transfer idea

...In many western states, the federal government owns the bulk of the land...measure that would call on the federal government to hand over huge swaths of...a state law calling on the federal government to transfer federal lands there...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-04-14/conservation-groups-push-back-on-fed
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Cal Thomas: The 'new' Hillary Clinton

...advocate declaring wage and price controls on August 15, 1971, a de facto taking over of the national economy by the federal government. Some of this, to be generous, was principled, but all revealed the element in his character that could reinvent...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2015-04-13/cal-thomas-the-new-hillary-clinto
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State budget still under discussion

...and some want to enact reforms and see how they work before considering expansion. Some question whether the federal government will honor its commitment to cover no less than 90 percent of health care costs for the newly eligible population...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/becky-bohrer/2015-04-12
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Report: Low taxes lulled as budget swelled

...Alaska's Medicaid program is an area that should be looked at. These are services in addition to those required by the federal government. This is an example of incremental growth where lawmakers have added services over several years."Medicaid reforms...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-04-06/report-low-taxes-lulled-as-budget-sw
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Governor: Medicaid reform without expansion unacceptable

...expansion say it helps leverage federal resources to pay for reform efforts. In states choosing expansion, the federal government is to pay 100 percent of health care costs for newly eligible recipients through 2016, stepping down to 90 percent...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-04-13/governor-medicaid-reform-without-exp
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