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Lawmakers cite constitutional question in Medicare expansion suit

...Medicaid program. Minority Democrat Rep. Sam Kito of Juneau was the only dissenting vote. Senate Majority Leader John Coghill, R-Fairbanks, said the attorney fees would be split between the House, Senate and Legislative Council budgets...
Walker announces intent to expand Medicaid

...groups across Alaska.If Walker goes ahead with expansion, "that's going to be a fact," Senate Majority Leader John Coghill, R-North Pole, said, and probably not something that lawmakers would kill. "Then it's a matter of, what modifications...
New ruling on protective orders for Alaska Native tribes

...legislators and administrators continue to debate whether to grant tribes greater jurisdiction. North Pole Republican Sen. John Coghill has introduced a bill that would give tribal courts jurisdiction over misdemeanor crimes. He argues that it will offer...
Questions linger as date for lawmakers to reconvene looms

...for a recess in floor sessions until then.But House Speaker Mike Chenault, R-Nikiski, and Senate Majority Leader John Coghill, R-North Pole, questioned bringing the full Legislature back to Juneau to gavel in if there is nothing new to act...
Governor suggests bills to work on during budget talks

...did not see it as being part of the package of legislation to be passed before adjournment.Senate Majority Leader John Coghill, R-North Pole, said he doesn't think the Interior energy bill, which Walker has called a must-have, is in...
House amends, then re-passes bill to create marijuana board

...efforts by making it clear that personal-use allowances are not meant to be exploited for commercial operations.Sen. John Coghill, vice-chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee, said that bill would likely come back before the panel on Friday...
Legislature adjourns, convenes new session in Anchorage over minority objections

...July 1, said that day he would continue to call special sessions until the budget is resolved.Senate Majority Leader John Coghill, R-Fairbanks, called reconvening in Juneau "practically impractical," because of travel and scheduling challenges...
Lawmakers plan work on marijuana bills over interim

...preference is to remove marijuana from that list, but some committee members want it on there.Senate Majority Leader John Coghill, R-North Pole, said lawmakers will also work over the interim on a bill addressing how municipalities can trump...
Legislature hits overtime on budget; special session eyed

...location is a fiscal issue for him. But he said he would discuss that with legislative leadership.Senate Majority Leader John Coghill, R-North Pole, said he thinks Walker could get "another handful of people supporting him" on Medicaid expansion...
Lawmakers look at new draft of marijuana bill

...Hinterberger said the latest version is a "huge improvement" but still does not match the voter initiative entirely.Sen. John Coghill, R-North Pole, said the newest bill allows adults to possess up to 4 ounces of marijuana. The initiative legalized...


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