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Lawmakers fast-track bill to avoid paying Anchorage bonds

JUNEAU - Lawmakers are attempting to fast-track a bill so the state won't have to...the municipality for 60 percent to 70 percent of the bonds.Other lawmakers, however, said it's not fiscally responsible for the state to agree...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-03-25/lawmakers-fast-track-bill-to-avoid-p
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State lawmakers should provide their own insurance

...embarrassing bracket and should be jumping to get off the gravy boat. It seems as though, like all the rest of the state lawmakers who voted against expanding Medicaid, this kind of responsibility only applies to everyone else. If you truly believe it's...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/letters/2015-03-27/state-lawmakers-should-pr
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Bill to limit corporation role in alternate project advances

...contention that the bill constituted a major policy change, saying she believed it merely substantiated the legislation passed by lawmakers last year setting out the state's participation in Alaska LNG. The committee did hear from Deputy Natural Resources Commissioner...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-03-28
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Panels propose cuts to education, public defender agency

...broadcasting.A separate subcommittee on Friday proposed deeper cuts to the state education department than the House as lawmakers continue to grapple with a projected multibillion-dollar state budget deficit.But the Senate subcommittee recommendation...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-03-28/panels-propose-cuts-to-education-pub
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Walker: Medicaid expansion, Interior energy bill must-haves

...the House rejected that approach, and lawmakers called on him to introduce a bill.For...Democrats have embraced expansion, other lawmakers have said they would like to see efforts...to pass a bill this session if fellow lawmakers believe the proposed reforms are real...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-03-25/walker-medicaid-expansion-interior-e
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Legislative Finance director paints sobering budget picture

...the state's fiscal house in order as lawmakers and Gov. Bill Walker have referred to...aren't the only source available to lawmakers; other options include endowment funds...dividends for most Alaskans are derived. Lawmakers also could revisit the oil tax issue...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-03-26/legislative-finance-director-paints-
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Reinbold loses most committee assignments after budget vote

...A conservative Republican lawmaker who broke with her caucus...change what is in the budget. Lawmakers in the past have faced consequences...conference committee. While some lawmakers pointed out the process was...One of the challenges for lawmakers is cutting the budget and...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-03-16/reinbold-loses-most-committee-assign
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Military code, gas line appointments things to watch

...senators to address state lawmakers. Alaska's senior U.S...Lisa Murkowski, addressed lawmakers last month.- GASLINE CORPORATION...or AGDC.Walker upset some lawmakers with a decision earlier this...Drue Pearce, a former state lawmaker and federal coordinator for...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-03-22/military-code-gas-line-appointments-
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Sen. Sullivan talks federal regulations, military presence

...you don't have to use them," he said.Sullivan praised lawmakers for their work in fighting against areas in which it believes...the federal government to get involved in Arctic issues.Lawmakers also questioned Sullivan on a variety of issues.In response...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-03-23/sen-sullivan-talks-federal-regulatio
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Medicaid expansion even more important

...we'll lose. Those of us who pay federal taxes are already paying for Medicaid expansion - for folks in other states whose lawmakers care about them. And if the federal government ever reneges on its commitment to pay for 90 percent of the cost of the program...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/letters/2015-03-24/medicare-expansion-even-m
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