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Voices of Alaska: Thanks to Legislature for advancing gasline

This was an historic week for Alaska. Thanks to our state legislators, we took a significant step toward controlling our own destiny. The legislature held about two weeks of hearings to examine my...
School district's legislative priorities are all about funding

...aimed at protecting access to funding. "This is really the only page that goes to the (federal) legislators, the state legislators, with our priorities," said board member Tim Navarre. The subject of health care costs was the only item that...
School board seats sought by incumbents

...continue facilitating the improvement on the disconnect between school district employees, community members and state legislators. She has been working on the district's Legislative Committee since its inception, and believes having bodies...
Time for Alaskans to engage in budget process

...people for suggestions.That comment reminds us of another chamber meeting back in May, when the peninsula's state legislators shared their thoughts on the then-ongoing special session and budget debate. At that time, legislators invited...
Walker chides AK LNG partners

...have identified a lack of urgency in the parties' resolution process," the governor wrote in a June 15 letter to state legislators.In addition, the governor said that the state now believes a constitutional amendment is needed for a long-term...
Judge rejects call to block Walker from expanding Medicaid

...announced plans to accept federal funds to expand Medicaid coverage to thousands of lower-income Alaskans after state legislators tabled his expansion legislation for further review earlier this year. Walker has proposed rolling out the expansion...
Route change, bigger pipeline on table

...transit line for gas off-take.However, Steve Butt, an ExxonMobil official who is managing the LNG project, told state legislators at a legislative hearing June 16 in Nikiski that there are obstacles with the eastern route.The meeting was a joint...
Walker requests acceleration on AK LNG talks

...state-backed gas pipeline as an alternative to the big project is on the shelf, at least for now.In a budget move, state legislators in April re-appropriated $158 million from the Alaska Gasline Development Corp. to public school budgets. This...
State should make a financial statement to Washington

...doesn't seem to mind that our oil is refined in his state, and that contributes to global warming. Our Governor, and state legislators, need to tell Washington State in no uncertain terms that we have had enough of their meddling. First of all...
What others say: Legislature off base on Medicaid

...and is estimated to generate $6.6 million in state, legislators descended into partisan rhetoric and a vote providing...percent in perpetuity afterward.Unfortunately, state legislators' willingness to accept all manner of federal funds...


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