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Walker to work with lawmakers to expand Medicaid

...expansion doesn't pass, some believe that Walker, by law, could seek authority from the Legislative Budget and Audit Committee to accept and spend federal money tied to expansion and that even if the committee disapproves, he could move forward...
Shorting schools now will require catchup later

...and tenure from the Department of Administration; a study of public education funding by the Legislative Budget and Audit Committee; and a study on school design and construction by the Department of Education.The results of these are due in June...
State | AK legislature
Lawmakers hold private gas project meetings

...lasted more than two hours, the Alaska Dispatch News reported.The Anchorage meetings of the Legislative Budget and Audit Committee also included a short public update from the administration outlining key steps Gov.-elect Bill Walker and the...
Audit: Systemic problems in Corrections Department

...audit of state departments at least once every decade, Alaska Dispatch News reported.The Legislative and Budget Audit Committee extended the scope of the audit and paid an additional $23,000 for a deep look at the quality of inmate health...
Walker administration reviewing royalty relief proposal

...that low oil prices and billion-dollar budget deficits due to slumping revenues.At the Legislative Budget and Audit Committee hearing, Bill Barron, head of the Division of Oil and Gas, said reducing the company's royalty rates to 5 percent...
My Turn: Alaska's Women: Pioneers of the past and present

...went on to become law. As vice-chair of the Senate Finance committee and chairwoman of the Legislative Budget and Audit committee, Fairclough is responsible for vetting and reviewing how many of Alaska's tax dollars are spent. It's a thankless...
Parnell calls committee pension plan 'immoral'

...the funding of the pension plans."Sen. Anna Fairclough, R-Eagle River, chair of the Legislative Budget and Audit Committee, contracted with the actuarial firm Gabriel Roeder Smith & Co. to analyze Teal's model and proposed options for...
State | AK legislature
Former Gov. questions gasline partnership

...of the gas line ..."The letter is dated the same day Roger Marks, a consultant for the Legislative Budget and Audit Committee, presented a report to the House Resources Committee that questioned whether or not the state needed its partnership...
State | AK legislature
Committee approves audit on ferry repairs

JUNEAU - The Legislative Budget and Audit Committee has approved a Kodiak lawmaker's request for an audit surrounding repairs to the ferry Tustumena.Laura Pierre, an aide to...
State | AK legislature
Senate Majority announces new leadership, committee chairs

...Transportation: Senator Dennis Egan (D-Juneau)Education: Sen. Gary Stevens (R-Kodiak)Legislative Budget and Audit Committee: Senator-Elect Anna Fairclough, (R-Anchorage/Eagle River)Legislative Council: Senator-Elect Peter Micciche...


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