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Medicaid expansion sees small increase

The first day of Medicaid expansion wasn't Black Friday. For Alaska's Public Assistance Offices, it was just a slightly busier Tuesday in the office."We did see an increase in work, but it wasn't to...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-09-03/medicaid-expansion-sees-small-increase
State
Up Alaska's alternate revenue stream without a paddle

...I've been hit with a veritable tornado of ideas (well, actually more like a dust devil) concerning how to grow Alaska's public fisc. First and foremost: tanzanite. I'm not even sure what tanzanite is, but the tourists go crazy for it...

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2015-06-14/alaskas-alternate-revenue-stream-wi
Neighbors
Records: Employees used leave time for charity golf tourney

...release last month, Rep. Lynn Gattis, R-Wasilla, called the event "symptomatic of a concerning trend within Alaska's public corporations - forgetting that they operate with public dollars." Gattis, a member of the House Finance Committee...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-07-14/records-employees-used-leave-time-chari
State
Facing cuts, UA mulls program eliminations

...partially due to an ongoing budgetary squeeze on Alaska's public universities.Among the three universities, 31 academic...suspended enrollment pending a change or further review.Alaska's public universities are constantly evaluating their programs...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-07-12/facing-cuts-ua-mulls-program-eliminatio
Local
My Turn: Time to revisit rural education

...insulating the Board of Education from anticipated whims of any future governor or Legislature, he turned his eyes to how Alaska's public education system might be viable in rural communities.He wrote: "In another effort to reduce crippling costs...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-04-30/my-turn-time-revisit-rural-education
Opinion
My Turn: Stand up and stop the crazy education cuts

...the second year in a row, I find myself having to go to our state capital in Juneau as a citizen concerned about Alaska's public schools. After spending five weeks there last year along with many others, I was so shell-shocked that it took...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-04-09/my-turn-stand-and-stop-crazy-educatio
Opinion
School choice talk turns into ideological debate

...last session, without really talking about them.Rep. Sam Kito, D-Juneau, said the resolution doesn't raise Alaska's public schools as a choice to be celebrated, and he said he would not be voting to establish the week, which lines up...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-02-24/school-choice-talk-turns-ideological-de
State | AK legislature
Southeast lawmakers talk budget and different words

...run in Yup'ik, the other is in Kotzebue and run in Inupiaq. There are Native language programs integrated into Alaska's public school districts, including Juneau's, but these schools operate entirely in their chosen languages."We want...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-01-14/lawmakers-talk-budget-and-different-wor
State | Local | AK legislature
Legislators file first round of bills

Juneau Rep. Sam Kito III and other members of the House Democratic minority caucus have reintroduced a bill that would create a statewide, voluntary pre-kindergarten program. Reps.

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-01-11/legislators-file-first-round-bills
Local | AK legislature
Juneau Road not priority for Senate majority

...priorities for the Senate majority include establishing Alaska leadership in Arctic research and policy, honing Alaska's public education system and solidifying a plan for the liquefied natural gas pipe line."That's still a really big unknown...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-12-19/juneau-road-not-priority-senate-majorit
Local | AK legislature

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