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What others say: A needed compromise for the railroad

...firefighters, but the third was critically important to the operation of the Alaska Railroad. Sponsored by Rep. Steve Thompson, R-Fairbanks, House Bill 140 will allow for the issuing of bonds to fund safety improvements necessary for the...
Budget, confirmation hearing expected in legislature programs, Medicaid expansion and the state ferry system. Finance co-chairs Mark Neuman, R-Big Lake, and Steve Thompson, R-Fairbanks, indicated some adjustments could be made. But they and others also have said that cuts are needed...
Governor: Medicaid reform without expansion unacceptable

...similar to bills pending in the Senate from Sen. Pete Kelly, R-Fairbanks.House Finance Committee co-chair Rep. Steve Thompson, R-Fairbanks, said members have said they want to see changes made to the Medicaid program before they feel comfortable...
Legislators talk medicaid, capital budget end of session? I can't say because it's the legislative process." The committee's co-chair, Rep. Steve Thompson, R-Fairbanks, said the committee will try to get a better handle on the issues involved. Meanwhile, the Senate...
House votes to halt school bond repayment program

...curb state spending. The state faces a $3.5 billion dollar deficit due to a decline in oil prices, and Rep. Steve Thompson, R-Fairbanks, said that his role in Juneau was to help control spending, not increase it.But others pointed...
Legislative Finance director paints sobering budget picture

...reclaim budget solvency.He said the model used Thursday wasn't predictive, and House Finance Committee co-chair Steve Thompson, R-Fairbanks, said the alternatives used shouldn't be seen as ideas being advocated.But the presentation highlighted...
Walker hints at special session over Medicaid

...R-Anchorage, said she wants to see the data to back up statements on the changes that have been made.Rep. Steve Thompson, R-Fairbanks, and co-chair of the House Finance Committee, said adding people to a system that isn't working...
House Finance stalls Walker's Medicaid expansion proposal

JUNEAU - House Finance Committee co-chair Steve Thompson said Thursday that the panel is not comfortable moving ahead with plans to expand Medicaid coverage in Alaska at this time.The...
Alaska lawmaker wants to examine state's credits, exemptions

...given Alaska's budget situation. But that program is just one in a myriad of tax breaks the state provides. Rep. Steve Thompson, co-chair of the House Finance Committee, wants to take a closer look at the state's so-called indirect expenditures...
Panel takes Medicaid-expansion items from department budget

...reporters. In a letter to Walker dated Thursday, finance committee co-chairs Mark Neuman, R-Big Lake, and Steve Thompson, R-Fairbanks, said the public and policy debate is circumvented by expanding Medicaid through the budget process...


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