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Medicaid expansion would bring benefits, but at a cost

...If Parnell were to reject the federal money, however, it wouldn't be the first time he's done so. The 26th Alaska Legislature expanded eligibility for the Denali KidCare program for pregnant women and children, an expansion majority funded...
Legislators agree on construction projects

...Hoffman said. "Certificates of participation are a way to get around voter approval." Hoffman said this is the 26th Alaska Legislature, and that borrowing without voter approval had been done by previous legislatures. Hoffman has been a lawmaker...
Legislature exceeds 90-day session limit

...between the House and Senate," Stevens said. "It simply took more time to do the state's business." The 26th Alaska Legislature, which just concluded its two-year regular session term, passed fewer bills than any legislature in recent...
Legislature's 'fast and furious' final days

The second session of the 26th Alaska Legislature ended last weekend with a mixed bag of results for Alaska's capital city. With the regular legislative session still operating...
My turn: Juneau representative recaps legislative session

The 26th Alaska Legislature gaveled out on April 19. My first priority is to protect Juneau's economic interests. Keeping state jobs secure and protecting...
Progress made during first half of '10 session

The second session of the 26th Alaska Legislature is now at the halfway point, and the House is closing out the operating budget. This is a good time to give an update on issues...
My Turn: PLAs make financial sense for Alaskans

...performed his fiduciary responsibility in 1996 when he supported a PLA on the Northern Inter-tie. I ask him and the 26th Alaska Legislature not to take away the right of others to do the same. Jay Quakenbush is a Fairbanks resident, IBEW Local 1547...
The bill graveyard

...session, but most of last year's session as well. Bills that aren't passed by the end of the two-year 26th Alaska Legislature die, as do most bills that are introduced every session. In the Legislative process, the Rules Committees in...
Senate subport foe offers explanation building on the waterfront subport property, but his explanation raises all new questions. After the 26th Alaska Legislature adjourned Monday, Stedman gave his first public explanation of the issues he had with a bill sponsored by Rep...
Juneau's Kerttula selected to lead House Minority

House Democrats have selected Juneau Rep. Beth Kerttula as minority leader for the 26th Alaska Legislature, scheduled to convene in Juneau next week. Returning as the number two Democrat is Rep. David Guttenberg, D-Fairbanks, who...


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