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Lawmakers cite constitutional question in Medicare expansion suit

The fight over expanding Medicaid between Gov. Bill Walker and Republican legislators has gone from the Capitol to the Anchorage Legislative Information Office and is now headed for a courtroom. The Republican-heavy...
State income tax measure introduced

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) - A Republican legislator has proposed a personal state income tax as Alaska grapples with projected multibillion-dollar deficits amid low oil prices...
Medicaid expansion event brings out lawmakers

...didn't negotiate well with the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. One concern raised by some Republican legislators has been what happens if the federal government's match rate falls below 90 percent, the lowest level to which...
What others say: Thumbs up, thumbs down to close out year

...Democrats, regardless of their registered non-affiliation.Perhaps motivated by similar concerns, a group of Republican legislators sent the governor an open letter last week calling on him to take immediate action to curb spending in light...
Les Gara: SB 21 contains troubling provision

...Fischer, Democratic and Independent Gubernatorial candidates Byron Mallott and Bill Walker, Democratic and Republican legislators, former Mayors Jim Whittaker (R-Fairbanks) and Jack Roderick (D-Anchorage) and others - for speaking...
Voices of Alaska: Don't be fooled by phony support for minimum wage

...lobbyist seeking support for legislation to do just that. Is Pruitt really unaware that one in four of current Republican legislators voted to gut the 2002 bill in 2003? He is being disingenuous - at best - when he dismisses valid concerns of...
Legislature should hold hearing on referendum

...want to hold a hearing on how the Oil Giveaway threatens the PFD. As the Legislative Finance Division and even Republican legislators acknowledged, taking money from the Permanent Fund could be on the table because of these billion dollar deficits...

...of Alaska Executive Director John MacKinnon said.The "More Alaska Production Act," touted by Parnell and Republican legislators as a way to spur investment in the state by oil producers, went into effect Jan. 1. Opponents to the tax structure...
Juneau's oldest legislator reflects on a life of public service

...the 1950s who also served in the Vietnam War at a radar installation. "I don't know what happened." The Republican legislator from Anchorage's lower Hillside is the oldest legislator in Alaska statehood history, according to Legislative...
Voter files complaint challenging Kohring's residency

...politics to file the complaint. ''It's clear to me it's driven by his opposition to me as a conservative Republican legislator,'' Kohring said. ''This guy offers no proof whatsoever.'' Currently, Kohring is renting a room with...


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