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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...
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...
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...
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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...
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...
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...
Spirit of Admiralty sailing race is Saturday 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...
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...
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...
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...


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