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Legislative Roundup: March 16, 2014

...Department of Administration.Habeger will fill the vacancy left by Curtis Thayer, who was appointed commissioner after Becky Hultberg resigned.Habeger has been serving as director of the Division of Corporations, Business and Professional Licensing...
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Procurement policies questioned in Universal Space Standards office furniture purchases

...Bowers for its proposal preparation costs. The decision was forwarded to Department of Administration Commissioner Becky Hultberg - who has final say - and she has sent it back to the court for further deliberation."There were questions on both...
Contentious contract case reconsidered

...Administrative Hearings, the court in this case. Bowers is requesting that Department of Administration Commissioner Becky Hultberg accept the June 6 decision by the court to cancel the contract with Capital Office Supply, rebid the project and...
Hultberg resigning as administration commissioner

JUNEAU - Gov. Sean Parnell is losing another commissioner.Becky Hultberg told Parnell in a letter dated Monday that she plans to resign as commissioner of the Department of Administration, effective...
Thayer named acting Administration commissioner

...Thayer as acting commissioner of the department.Thayer is filling the position left vacant by the resignation of Becky Hultberg, which was effective Wednesday.Thayer's responsibilities as deputy commissioner included the divisions of administrative...
State looks to get a handle on health care costs

...developing an employee wellness program.The path the state is on isn't sustainable, Administration Commissioner Becky Hultberg and Health Commissioner Bill Streur told the House Finance Committee on Monday. Streur said he believes something...
Facing crippling health costs, Alaska looks for solutions

...awareness that the state can't afford to continue to see the kind of cost escalation we've been seeing," said Becky Hultberg, commissioner of the Department of Administration.Her department spends $600 million a year on health care for...
Alaska looks at some bold moves to cut medical bills

...networks.The state pays about $600 million a year for employee and retiree health care, according to Commissioner Becky Hultberg of the Department of Administration. That budget item has been growing at double-digit rates in recent years...
Local legislators concerned about health care cost containment

...has said it hopes the state would discuss any changes before they're made.The officials, such as Commissioner Becky Hultberg of the Department of Administration said the continued escalation of medical bills threatens state finances. Her...
'Plywood Palace' to get renovation as part of new lease

...choosing to continue to rent.The state doesn't yet know what it will need or want in Juneau in the future, said Becky Hultberg, commissioner of the Department of Administration. Her department provides office space for multiple state agencies...


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