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Voices of Alaska: Medicaid expansion: It's time

...million in savings over the next six years as a result of initiatives to improve and streamline the program, and my administration is working with a consultant to identify further opportunities. It's necessary for Alaskans. Some people have...
Voices of Alaska: State's financial dialogue must continue

...250 million. We'll be seeing still more cuts as my administration works to find $30 million to fund the contractually...conversation we started in Fairbanks last month. While my administration will continue to make budget reductions by looking...
Voices of Alaska: Why I'm restoring Alaska Hire requirements

On June 10, my administration issued an Alaska Hire determination to require that Alaskans get at least 90 percent of jobs on state public projects. At a time...
Building a sustainable future: Conversations with Alaskans

...basic options: spend less, and earn more. The State of Alaska is no different. We started by reducing spending. My administration proposed a budget that reduces state agency spending by just under $800 million. Legislators made further reductions...
Voices of Alaska: Medicaid: It's the right thing to do

...have a long tradition of caring for each other when times are tough. I urge you to tell your legislators you care. My administration's Medicaid proposal will save money and save lives. It's the right thing to do. Governor Bill Walker is a lifelong...
Borough mayoral candidates speak to issues

...children will be a primary and significant focus of my administration. When the budget is submitted it will be given full...latest technology will be encouraged and supported by my administration. One of my platform points is : Teachers + Technology...
Tom Bearup: Administration should be accountable to borough residents

...respected and restored.Accountability to the residents of the Kenai Peninsula will be of paramount importance to my administration, not just at election time, but every day. It is the responsibility of all borough employees to be responsive...
Mike Navarre: Responsible management remains the goal

...numerous natural disasters, such as flooding, snow storms, wind storms and most recently the Funny River fire. My administration has also initiated efficiency efforts in every department and service area, challenging all employees to look for...
Walker fills four more positions

...judgment and admire his ability to quickly and thoroughly analyze complex legal issues. He will be a strong addition to my administration," Walker said.In a statement, Walker also announced he was retaining Gary Folger as the commissioner for the...
What others say: Digital learning initiative would improve access to education

...Parnell told the Alaska Federal of Natives Convention recently in Fairbanks. "It is time for bold solutions, and my administration is committed to going big into digital learning over the next five years to ensure all of Alaska's children have...


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