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New director chosen for Alaska Division of Elections

...Mallott took office Dec. 1.Fenumiai garnered national attention in 2010, during the hand-count of ballots in the U.S. Senate race between Republican Sen. Lisa Murkowski and tea party favorite Joe Miller. Murkowski mounted a write-in campaign to...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-07-27/new-director-chosen-for-alaska-divis
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Walker discusses Medicaid expansion decision

...part of his budget proposal. The bill stalled in the House Finance Committee during the first special session in May; the Senate Finance Committee didn't take it up. Versions of the measure remain in both committees.Walker said there was plenty of...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-07-28/walker-discusses-medicaid-expansion-
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Op-ed: Wither that sucker Trump

...had already shown an amazing cheap-shot aptitude, has taken his rancor to a new level. On the floor of the United States Senate, where all sorts of malevolence is hidden behind flowery manners, Cruz has shattered the code. In a floor speech complaining...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2015-07-28/op-ed-wither-that-sucker-trump
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Marijuana legal, but finances remain in black market

...companion bill to the one introduced to the Senate by Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J., which...other purposes," was referred to the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban...Sullivan are co-sponsors for either Senate bill.In the meantime, some solutions...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-07-26/marijuana-legal-but-finances-remain-
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What others say: Stepping beyond No Child Left Behind

...nation's blueprint to educational success, and they show promise.Under the Every Child Achieves Act, which passed the U.S. Senate 81-17 last week, states will be able to develop their own assessment standards and decide how to include mandated tests for...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2015-07-26/what-others-say-stepping-beyond-n
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Report recommends realignment of Railbelt utilities

...on how to improve power dispatch through the region June 30 in a six-page letter signed by RCA Chairman Robert Pickett to Senate President Kevin Meyer and House Speaker Mike Chenault.In 2014, the Legislature appropriated $250,000 to the RCA to provide...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-07-19/report-recommends-realignment-of-rai
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What others say: Despite likely political backlash, securing care and funding overdue

...during their regular session and two special sessions called afterward, won't likely win him friends in the Alaska House and Senate majority caucuses. But providing a health care option for 20,000 of the state's most at-risk residents is worth taking...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2015-07-20/what-others-say-despite-likely-po
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Lawmakers discuss Gov. Bill Walker's Medicaid expansion

...substance for the committee to accomplish on this.The House and Senate Finance committees have Medicaid bills before them, and Hawker...at issue with expansion. MacKinnon also is a co-chair of Senate Finance.Legislative attorney Megan Wallace, in a memo requested...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-07-22/lawmakers-discuss-gov-bill-walkers-m
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What others say: An about face on exploration tax credits

...The about face on exploration tax credits that incentivize production is particularly ironic given Walker's opposition to Senate Bill 21, passed in 2013 and upheld by voter referendum in 2014, which repealed the far more generous tax credits under the...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2015-07-21/what-others-say-an-about-face-on-
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Consultant hired to help with Medicaid reforms

...on a budget item than allocated by the Legislature. Even if the panel disagrees, the governor can proceed with his plans. Senate President Kevin Meyer, R-Anchorage, said he believes Walker has a legal right to take the actions he's taking and that...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/becky-bohrer/2015-07-21
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