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Lawmakers discuss Medicaid expansion

...approve or at least comment on a spending issue, certainly of the magnitude at issue with expansion. MacKinnon also is a co-chair of Senate Finance.Legislative attorney Megan Wallace, in a memo requested by Hawker's office, said that since the...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-07-23/lawmakers-discuss-medicaid-expansion
State
Alaska Gov. Bill Walker announces intent to expand Medicaid

...federal money that could help the economy of a state facing budget deficits amid low oil prices.Senate Finance Committee co-chair Pete Kelly said regardless of the federal money, the state can't afford the Medicaid system it has now."Adding...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-07-16/alaska-gov-bill-walker-announces-intent
State
Medicare to cover end-of-life counseling

...part of the life cycle," said Dr. Philip Pizzo, former dean of Stanford University medical school and the report's co-chair. "Beginning Medicare is one of those times, since it can be a point of awareness and reflection."Supporters say...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-07-09/medicare-cover-end-life-counseling
Not For Web
Federal report: Polar bears in peril due to global warming

...require a global commitment, said Jenifer Kohout, the Fish and Wildlife Service's regional program manager and a co-chair of the polar bear recovery team."In the meantime, the Fish and Wildlife Service and its partners are committed to...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-07-03/federal-report-polar-bears-peril-due-gl
State
Sails unfurl in Spirit of Admiralty race

...June 20-27 circumnavigation of Admiralty Island sponsored by Southeast Alaska Sailing (SEAS). According to SEAS Co-chair Sean Boily, the race started in light air outside of Auke Bay at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, June 20. The first leg...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2015-07-10/sails-unfurl-spirit-admiralty-race
Sports
Walker uses veto ax on oil tax credits

...remains wise, and new oil will result from the increased activity," she said in a statement.Senate Finance Committee co-chair Anna MacKinnon, R-Eagle River, said she is concerned about the impact of Walker's decision on the smaller companies...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-07-01/walker-uses-veto-ax-oil-tax-credits
State
Spirit of Admiralty sailing race is Saturday

...to Auke Bay, a clockwise circumnavigation of Admiralty island. "We have seven participants," SEAS race committee co-chair Sean Boily said. "All Juneau, Douglas and Auke Bay boats this year." The boats and skippers are Haiku (Douglas...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2015-06-19/spirit-admiralty-sailing-race-saturday
Sports
Budget deal reached

...the end of May."This is a compromise that offers real solutions to the present impasse," House Finance committee co-chair Mark Neuman, R-Big Lake, said in a House majority news release. "It increases funding for education, honors agreements...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-06-10/budget-deal-reached
State
Committee reverts Erin's Law to original version

...think the more moderate wing of the caucus has prevailed in the face of public pressure," she said.Senate Finance co-chair Anna MacKinnon, R-Eagle River, led the Wednesday hearings. She said she was committed to listening to each person's...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-06-11/committee-reverts-erins-law-original-ve
State
Where things stand in the state

...with a simple majority would take "some of the madness out of how we make our budgets," said Senate Finance Committee co-chair Sen. Pete Kelly, R-Fairbanks.With that approach, "you don't put power in the hand of a very tiny group of recalcitrant...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-06-03/where-things-stand-state
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