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UA prioritizes its way through budget cuts

...operations to make institutions statewide more efficient. In raw numbers, the UA System absorbed a $26.3 million cut from the Legislature to its unallocated General Fund appropriation, according to the operating budget approved by the Board of Regents. However...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-08-30/ua-prioritizes-its-way-through-budge
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Group backing clinton gets $1M from untraceable donors

...controlling more than half the state legislatures across the country, some want to use...introduced or discussed in about three dozen legislatures this year and approved by three of...these resolutions get debated in state legislatures around a decent portion of the country...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2015-08-10/group-backing-clinton-gets-1m-fro
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Judge rejects call to block Walker from expanding Medicaid

...lawsuit contends the expansion population is an optional group that cannot be covered unless such coverage is approved by the Legislature. The state Department of Law, representing Walker, argues that U.S. Supreme Court decision did not strike down the...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-08-29/judge-rejects-call-to-block-walker-f
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Suit seeks to bar Walker from expanding Medicaid on his own

...unless such coverage is approved by the Legislature.The Legislative Council, made up...administrative costs related to expansion. The Legislature's top attorney and state attorney...a budget item than allocated by the Legislature.Walker has said he stands firm on...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-08-26/suit-seeks-to-bar-walker-from-expand
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State Supreme Court hears setnet ban arguments

...up harvested by the drift fleet.Allocations of salmon are the exclusive domain of the Alaska Board of Fisheries and the Legislature, under the Alaska Constitution. The State of Alaska said that the banning of an entire gear class is too broad not to be...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-08-26/state-supreme-court-hears-setnet-ban
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Time to let some air out of the political football

...dispute between the governor and the Legislature over expansion of Medicaid, is...and expand the program without the Legislature's approval. The administration argues it doesn't need the Legislature to sign off on spending federal...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2015-08-22/time-to-let-some-air-out-of-the-p
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What others say: Alaska needs legislation, not lawsuits, on Medicaid expansion

...Council, a special panel of the Alaska Legislature, voted 10-1 to spend $450,000...The Alaska Attorney General, the Legislature's own legal counsel and independent...federal law. Walker acted because the Legislature failed to say yes or no. Because they...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2015-08-25/what-others-say-alaska-needs-legi
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Trump: Deport children of immigrants living illegally in US

...requiring the votes of two-thirds of both houses of Congress and support from three-fourths of the nation's state legislatures. Republicans in Congress have repeatedly failed since 2011 to pass bills aimed at ending "birthright citizenship." Some...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2015-08-16/trump-deport-children-of-immigran
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Alaska isn't only state with budget issues

...Medicaid are forcing several legislatures to extend their sessions...National Conference of State Legislatures.Kansas legislators are...Republicans control 129 of the Legislature's 165 seats."My frustration...Republicans who control the Legislature have yet to detail how they...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-06-08/alaska-isnt-only-state-with-budget-i
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Governor plans to call for company buy-out in gas project

...project."I'm comfortable with the arrangement we will have once we buy out TransCanada's position, assuming that the Legislature approves that," he said. "We'd have a 25-percent interest, and I'm very comfortable with that, as long as no...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-08-24/governor-plans-to-call-for-company-b
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