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October session on TransCanada buyout coming

...according to Chenault.Chenault, Republican Sens. Kevin Meyer and Cathy Giessel and Republican Reps. Craig Johnson and Mike Hawker attended the meeting with the governor.Walker confirmed the likely special session agenda items in an interview and...
Lawmakers cite constitutional question in Medicare expansion suit

...that he had been encouraged by recent conversations he has had with Legislative Budget and Audit Committee chair Rep. Mike Hawker, R-Anchorage, on reforming the Medicaid program. "We began working on (Medicaid) reform on Dec. 1, 2014...
Legislative lease lawsuit shows lawmaker emailed developer account to communicate with the developer on making the lease comply with state law. Anchorage Republican Rep. Mike Hawker declined to comment on the pending litigation. Attorney Jim Gottstein filed his lawsuit over the legality of the no-bid...
Walker wants 51 percent stake in AKLNG

...administration is considering the use of a gas reserves tax if one or more of the companies don't want to play," said Rep. Mike Hawker, an Anchorage Republican who was one of the leaders briefed. Hawker is chairman of the Legislative Budget and Audit...
Lawmakers discuss Gov. Bill Walker's Medicaid expansion

...requests to hold a hearing on Gov. Bill Walker's proposal to accept federal funds for Medicaid expansion.But Rep. Mike Hawker, R-Anchorage, said Walker has the ability to pursue his plans regardless of what the committee says.Near the end...
Walker announces intent to expand Medicaid

...disagrees, a governor can move ahead. Walker said Thursday that that was his intention.The committee chair, Rep. Mike Hawker, said while his committee's role is a formality, hearings "may be the only available forum for legislators to further...
What others say: Lawmakers want one more big meal before tightening belts

...Kito did us proud as the only voice of reason on the 16-member council.According to a March 2014 report from Rep. Mike Hawker's office, the state could have purchased the building a year ago for $28 million. That was before renovations were...
Ruffner unanimously passes through first confirmation hearing

...said.Before the committee decided forward Robert Ruffner's name onto a joint legislative confirmation hearing Rep. Mike Hawker, R-Anchorage, said moving Ruffner's name along in the process didn't necessarily mean that members of the committee...
Military code, gas line appointments things to watch

...private equity firm focused on Arctic investments.Legislation passed in 2013, led by House Speaker Chenault and Rep. Mike Hawker, calls for the governor to consider an individual's expertise and experience with gas pipeline projects, finance...
Nikiski resident only one to speak during hearing on House pipeline bill

...Charisse Millett, Rules Chair Craig Johnson and Majority Whip Bob Herron. Representatives Kurt Olson, R-Soldotna, Mike Hawker, R-Anchorage, Benjamin Nageak, D-Barrow and Dave Talerico R-Healy. Chenault said the key to megaproject success...


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