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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...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-04-16/walker-hints-at-special-session-over
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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...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-04-13/governor-medicaid-reform-without-exp
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Legislators talk medicaid, capital budget

...by 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...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/becky-bohrer/2015-04-05
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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...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-04-02/house-votes-to-halt-school-bond-repa
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Budget, confirmation hearing expected in legislature

...education 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...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/becky-bohrer/2015-03-08
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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...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-03-26/legislative-finance-director-paints-
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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...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/becky-bohrer/2015-02-01
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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...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-02-27/panel-takes-medicaid-expansion-items
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Gov. Walker says he's haunted by savings draw-down rate

...would like to accelerate progress. He noted that his license plates say AKLNG.House Finance Committee co-chair Steve Thompson, R-Fairbanks, has said other sources of revenue, including possibly taxes, should be part of the budget conversation...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-01-24/gov-walker-says-hes-haunted-by-savin
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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...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-02-27/panel-takes-medicaid-expansion-items
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