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Alaska needs legislation, not lawsuits, on Medicaid

On Tuesday, the Legislative Council, a special panel of the Alaska Legislature, voted 10-1 to spend $450,000 on a lawsuit against Gov. Bill Walker. There...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2015-08-31
Opinion
Suit seeks to bar Walker from expanding Medicaid on his own

...In a court filing, attorneys for the Alaska Legislative Council say each dollar diverted toward implementing Medicaid...such coverage is approved by the Legislature.The Legislative Council, made up of House and Senate lawmakers, voted...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-08-26/suit-seeks-to-bar-walker-from-expand
News
Legislative Council Lawsuit disappointing

I was very disappointed to read about the Legislative Council's decision to sue the Governor over Medicaid expansion. My disappointment stems from the fact that not expanding Medicaid seems...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/letters/2015-08-25/legislative-council-lawsu
Letters
What others say: Alaska needs legislation, not lawsuits, on Medicaid expansion

On Tuesday, the Legislative Council, a special panel of the Alaska Legislature, voted 10-1 to spend $450,000 on a lawsuit against Gov. Bill Walker.There...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2015-08-25/what-others-say-alaska-needs-legi
Opinion
Voices of Alaska: Time for Alaskans to pull together

...serious challenges. Meanwhile, members of the Legislative Council have chosen to sue me for accepting federal money...allows us to do. I am disappointed members of the Legislative Council chose to "defend the power of the purse" over...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2015-08-23/voices-of-alaska-time-for-alaskan
Opinion
Lawmakers cite constitutional question in Medicare expansion suit

...The Republican-heavy joint Legislative Council voted 10-1 Tuesday to sue...between the House, Senate and Legislative Council budgets. Walker announced...a press briefing after the Legislative Council vote. "I cannot understand...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-08-18/gop-cites-constitutional-question-in
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Still searching for health care solutions

...individuals with high-cost claims.And on Friday, a state Superior Court judge rejected a request from the Alaska Legislative Council to block Gov. Bill Walker's expansion of Medicaid. With the ruling and absent the intervention of the Alaska...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2015-08-29/still-searching-for-health-care-s
Opinion
Judge rejects call to block Walker from expanding Medicaid

...the request by the Alaska Legislative Council to bar Walker from implementing...week, Pfiffner said.The Legislative Council filed a petition Friday seeking...expansion that would harm the Legislative Council."All that will happen on...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-08-29/judge-rejects-call-to-block-walker-f
News
Time to let some air out of the political football

...both sides have a valid point?This week, the Legislative Council voted to file suit against Gov. Bill Walker to...finances coverage for low-income Alaskans.The Legislative Council's action comes in response to Walker's decision...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2015-08-22/time-to-let-some-air-out-of-the-p
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Voices of Alaska: Taking a stand

Today, the Alaska Legislative Council, acting on behalf of the legislative branch, voted to file an injunction against the governor for his attempt to expand Medicaid...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2015-08-19/voices-of-alaska-taking-a-stand
Opinion

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