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Medical administrators look at implications of health care expansion estimated 5,830 Kenai Peninsula residents eligible for Medicaid, the Medicaid expansion being debated in the state legislature could have behind-the-scenes effects on a health care system currently dealing with 9,239 unprocessed applications...
Conservation groups push back on federal lands transfer idea hand over huge swaths of federal land there. State legislatures in Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada...types of bills that have been floating around in the state legislatures, that demand the transfer of federal public lands...
What others say: Help more Alaskans vote

...voter registration is the law in 10 states and the District of Columbia, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures.Voters simply present a driver's license at the polling station, and they're permitted to vote. Different...
Medical providers look at implications of health care expansion

...Peninsula health care providers are looking at potential effects of the Medicaid expansion currently being debated in the state legislature. Governor Bill Walker introduced a bill in March to offer Medicaid coverage to adults whose annual income is below...
Walker orders AK LNG review

...operating by 2024.The governor's announcement of a review of the project comes amid a heated dispute with the state Legislature about the governor's instructions to the state gas corporation, the Alaska Gasline Development Corp., to scale...
Sen. Sullivan talks federal regulations, military presence

...military presence in Alaska are among his priorities.Sullivan made his comments in addressing a joint session of the state Legislature. Such addresses are tradition among Alaska's U.S. senators, and this was the first for Sullivan, a Republican...
What others say: Bill changing judicial nomination process doesn't make sense

...headlines heralding corruption in the judiciary branch of government.The judiciary interprets Alaska's laws; the state Legislature makes the laws.Sen. Pete Kelley, R-Fairbanks, is trying to change the law pertaining to the merit-based...
Lawmakers amend marijuana crimes bill

...industry, and allowed communities to prohibit that industry either by voter initiative or government ordinance. The state Legislature sits as the assembly for the unorganized borough.Hoffman said he wanted to protect rural Alaskans, and have the...
Time to consider a time change

...daylight saving time statewide this week.A bill to eliminate daylight saving time in Alaska is moving through the state Legislature. While many Alaskans outside of Southeast support the bill, this region does not. Testimony before legislators...
State drastically cuts spending on capital projects, the paving of gravel roads.The governor's amended budget will be approved, and likely amended, by the state legislature before it is enacted and goes into effect on July 1, 2015. Walker has already amended the budget once since its...


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