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Prepping for expansion, DHSS works through Medicaid applications

...demand Medicaid reform before expanding the program.Walker's staff have answered questions in more than 20 legislative committee hearings on Medicaid expansion since the start of session."We're basically deploying any and every (method...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-04-28/prepping-for-expansion-dhss-works-th
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Report: Low taxes lulled as budget swelled

...bill.Absent more time in Juneau there should at least be more time on budget work, Frasca said, perhaps by legislative committees working in the interim between sessions.One of Commwealth North's central recommendations is that all expenditures...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-04-06/report-low-taxes-lulled-as-budget-sw
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Legislators push back on Walker gas plan

...with the bill was to create a mechanism for transparent and frank discussion of the governor's plan through legislative committee hearings. "We don't like conducting business through press releases and op-eds," Hawker said. When he...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-03-11/legislators-push-back-on-walker-gas-
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Upsized ASAP may rattle AK LNG Project

...Finance subcommittees in the state House were closing out budgets for state agencies this week, while other legislative committees heard updates on the Alaska LNG Project and worked on energy legislation.A bill dealing with regulation of...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-03-01/upsized-asap-may-rattle-ak-lng-proje
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Ethics panel looks at how other states collect fines

JUNEAU - A legislative committee that can fine Alaska lawmakers for ethics violations now wants a way to collect, but members couldn't agree on how to do that...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-01-21/ethics-panel-looks-at-how-other-stat
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Slope construction season still strong amid price plunge

...million barrels of recoverable reserves, Caelus' senior vice president for Alaska, Pat Foley, told a state legislative committee in a Dec. 2 briefing.Caelus expects to have about 500 contract workers employed this winter in addition to...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-01-11/slope-construction-season-still-stro
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Senate majority looks to hire ex-military affairs official

...procurement rules stipulate that professional services agreements cannot exceed $35,000 without the approval of a legislative committee.He said the contract "will certainly be under" that amount, given the duration. While he mentioned a duration...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-01-06/senate-majority-looks-to-hire-ex-mil
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New mix of perspectives added to assembly

...to fund a cure.The new members will look to fill three vacanies in the finance, policies and procedures and legislative committees, Bagley said.The assembly discussed reconsideration of a resolution regarding climate change and ocean acidification...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-10-29/new-mix-of-perspectives-added-to-ass
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Let's make school year a safe and successful one

...pedestrians in the crosswalk.And while a bill to ban cell phone use while driving in a school zone was held in a legislative committee last year, it's still a good idea to put the cell phone down and limit distractions while driving.Parents...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2014-08-21/lets-make-school-year-a-safe-and-
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New mix of perspectives added to assembly

...to fund a cure. The new members will look to fill three vacanies in the finance, policies and procedures and legislative committees, Bagley said. The assembly discussed reconsideration of a resolution regarding climate change and ocean acidification...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-10-29/new-mix-of-perspectives-added-to-ass
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