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Suit seeks to bar Walker from expanding Medicaid on his own

...toward implementing Medicaid coverage not authorized by state law is a dollar that instead could go to a legislatively authorized...further review. He followed a process, spelled out in state law, by which a governor can go through the Legislative Budget...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-08-26/suit-seeks-to-bar-walker-from-expand
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Lawmakers cite constitutional question in Medicare expansion suit

...opinions indicating that the governor, under existing state law and our Constitution, has the ability to accept Medicaid...statute and an additional 15 groups that are eligible. State law requires any new groups to be approved by the Legislature...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-08-18/gop-cites-constitutional-question-in
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The last kid in Cold Bay

...enrollment at 11. When enrollment falls below 10, a school loses up-front state funding because of a provision in state law since 1998. Districts can continue to operate schools, but they receive less funding, said Elizabeth Nudelman, the...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/michelle-theriault-boots/2015-08-13
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Alaska high court: Local mining initiative unenforceable

...region seriously impedes a regulatory process set out in state law and is unenforceable.The Alaska Supreme Court affirmed...Supreme Court found the initiative impedes implementation of state law putting Alaska's Department of Natural Resources in...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-07-18/alaska-high-court-local-mining-initi
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Lawmakers discuss Gov. Bill Walker's Medicaid expansion

...committee members could hear and vote on Walker's plan.State law lays out a process by which a governor is to submit to...existing Medicaid funding if they don't.A change in state law would be needed to expand Medicaid if the newly eligible...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-07-22/lawmakers-discuss-gov-bill-walkers-m
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Consultant hired to help with Medicaid reforms

...for Medicaid expansion after lawmakers earlier this year tabled his proposal to expand and make changes to the program. State law spells out a process by which a governor goes through the Legislative Budget and Audit Committee when seeking to spend...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/becky-bohrer/2015-07-21
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Marijuana legal, but finances remain in black market

...medical uses for marijuana, reclassify it as a Schedule II drug, and exempt anyone from prosecution who is complying with state law on marijuana. The exemption from prosecution would apply to either medical or recreational marijuana businesses.Young...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-07-26/marijuana-legal-but-finances-remain-
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Tribal protective orders given equal enforcement

...convenience. Not all of them have access to fax machines."In order for a tribal protective order to be enforced by state law officers, it must follow the provisions set forth in VAWA. This means the entity or tribe must have jurisdiction where...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-08-03/tribal-protective-orders-given-equal
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Walker discusses Medicaid expansion decision

...administration answered the questions it was asked. "It just didn't ever seem to be progressing toward a vote," he said.State law lays out a process by which a governor is to submit to the Legislative Budget and Audit Committee for review plans to...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-07-28/walker-discusses-medicaid-expansion-
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Peak dipnet weekend keeps law enforcement busy

The historically busy second weekend of Kenai's personal-use dipnet season kept local and state law enforcement on its toes this year.The Kenai Police Department received 38 dipnet-related calls for service from 12 a.m...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-07-20/peak-dipnet-weekend-keeps-law-enforc
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