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Budget cuts show in ferry system's winter schedule

...Frontier are likely to find fewer options this year.The schedule's release is months behind schedule due to the Alaska Legislature's inability to reach a budget agreement on time, and that same budget impasse shows its effects with fewer boats...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-08-27/budget-cuts-show-ferry-systems-winter-s
State
Alaska Legislature's Medicaid gets court hearing Thursday

ANCHORAGE - The Alaska Legislative Council's lawsuit to prevent Gov. Bill Walker from expanding the state's Medicaid plan next week will get its first appearance in court Thursday.

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-08-27/alaska-legislatures-medicaid-gets-court
State
To fight housing costs, city looks at tax breaks for subdivision and renovation

...increase the number of residential units on the market: property tax exemptions.During its most recent session, the Alaska Legislature gave municipalities more leeway in setting property tax exemptions as they relate to subdivision and "deteriorating...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-08-25/fight-housing-costs-city-looks-tax-brea
Local
Filipino Community and Alaska Native Sisterhood to celebrate "Partners in HIstory"

...Grand President Freda Westman, who will speak about the anniversary; Rep. Cathy Munoz, who will present the Alaska Legislature's Celebration Honor; Filipino Community President Rosalind Ferrer, who will honor the late Rep. Thelma Garcia...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2015-08-26/filipino-community-and-alaska-native-sist
Art
The Alaska Native Sisterhood to celebrate their 100-year anniversary along with the Filipino Community

...ANS President Freda Westman will speak about ANS's history. Rep. Cathy Munoz, R-Alaska, will present the Alaska Legislature's celebration honor. Filipino Community President Rosalinda Ferrer will honor the late Rep. Thelma Garcia Buchholdt...

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2015-08-23/alaska-native-sisterhood-celebrate-
Neighbors
Boaters protest near party at sport fishing activist's home

...Dwight Kramer.Kenai Area Fisherman's Coalition organized the gathering. Group board member Dave Athons said the Alaska Legislature failed to confirm state fisheries board candidate Robert Ruffner.The Kenai River Sportfishing Association opposed...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-08-20/boaters-protest-near-party-sport-fishin
State
Empire Editorial: Alaska needs legislation, not lawsuits, on Medicaid expansion

...the Legislative Council, a special panel of the Alaska Legislature, voted 10-1 to spend $450,000 on a lawsuit...at the Capitol months, or even years, ago.The Alaska Legislature abrogated its responsibility to act - up or down...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-08-20/empire-editorial-alaska-needs-legisla
Opinion
Legislature votes to sue Walker, block Medicaid expansion

The Alaska Legislature will sue Gov. Bill Walker to block his attempt to unilaterally expand Medicaid benefits in Alaska.On Tuesday, following a closed-door...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-08-18/legislature-votes-sue-walker-block-medi
State | AK legislature
Sunshine, salmon and the governor

...campaigned for governor last year on a Medicaid expansion platform. Last month, he announced he was sidestepping the Alaska Legislature and accepting federal dollars to do just that. Twenty thousand Alaskans are expected to sign up for the broadened...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-08-16/sunshine-salmon-and-governor
Local
Empire Editorial: Juneau can host a special session, but will it?

The location of the Alaska Legislature's expected gas pipeline special session should be a no-brainer. Overpriced office space in Anchorage can't compete with...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-08-16/empire-editorial-juneau-can-host-spec
Opinion

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