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Salmonfest vendors educate despite low Friday attendance

...many salmon that Alaskans rely on. She and Goldstein urged passersby to sign post cards they plan to send to members of the legislature in an attempt to persuade them to take action on behalf of salmon in this issue. Also advocating against projects that would...
Walker discusses Medicaid expansion decision

JUNEAU - Gov. Bill Walker said he believes his bill to expand Medicaid would have passed the Legislature if brought to a vote but that the legislation never seemed to be progressing toward that end.Walker announced this month his...
What others say: Expanding a broken system

...this year, Walker's own budget proposal included a $20 million cut in Medicaid spending for existing enrollees; the Legislature added another $30 million in cuts. Those cuts generated a corresponding loss of federal matching funds for a total reduction...
Contractors meet and greet

...service side, bringing people together, networking, providing educational events and advocating for construction in the legislature and throughout the state. We build Alaska," Sharrock told the Dispatch in an interview. At the Davis Block AGC mixer...
Time for Alaskans to engage in budget process

...Sen. Peter Micciche, District O, 145 Main Street Loop Suite 226 Kenai, AK 99611. Phone: 907-283-7996.The Legislature needed multiple special sessions to hammer out a compromise to fund state government for the current fiscal year, which...
Lawmakers discuss Gov. Bill Walker's Medicaid expansion

...forward with expanded Medicaid coverage, an issue tabled for further review by legislative leaders earlier this year. The Legislature's top attorney and state attorney general have said that language added to the state budget by lawmakers seeking to restrict...
What others say: Make good on UA system's strengths

...before she was to begin. The UA system must involve the public to avoid further cases like this. Furthermore, we expect the Legislature in the coming year to examine new sources of revenue. The University of Alaska should do the same. UA has not yet made...
Op-ed: Obama kneecaps Congress (again)

...stick up for Iran's (wholly fraudulent) legislative branch.It is President Obama's curse that he doesn't have a legislature as compliant as that of Iran's supreme leader. The president clearly disdains Congress as a body that harbors several...
Voices of Alaska: State's financial dialogue must continue

...into law the budget bills passed by the legislature. For fiscal year 2016, we will spend...effort. The budget I introduced to the legislature in January reduced spending by approximately...As oil prices continued to drop, the legislature wrestled with how to address falling...
Walker announces intent to expand Medicaid

...from leaders in the Republican-led Legislature, who among other things expressed concern...spending for expanded Medicaid. But the Legislature's top attorney and state's attorney...a budget item than allocated by the Legislature.But even if the panel disagrees...


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