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Medicaid system expansion could be months away

...state is looking to rein in spending amid plunging oil prices and projected multibillion-dollar budget deficits.Democratic lawmakers earlier this year supported legislation that would have the state accept coverage for those up to 138 percent of...
Begich won't take public position on referendum

...a giveaway to the oil industry.Voting "yes" on the referendum signifies support for the repeal.Many state Democratic lawmakers support the repeal. Democratic gubernatorial candidate Byron Mallott also supports repeal. But it's not an...
Gubernatorial candidates wage end push

...a reduced state oil-industry tax system that replaced Palin's signature system established with the help of Democratic lawmakers.Parnell, who is seeking a second full term in office, has been dogged by increasing criticism over the Alaska...
Extended session produces 116 bills

...various ways ... We did a great job this session."Of those totals, 11 bills and three resolutions boasted a Democratic lawmaker as the primary sponsor. Taking away the Democrats who caucus with the Republican majority, that figure drops...
Bill would reject pay raise for governor, others

JUNEAU - House Democratic lawmakers announced plans Friday to introduce legislation that would reject proposed pay raises for Alaska's governor and other top state...
State | AK legislature
Empire Editorial: If Alaska is to live within its means, top brass should too

...starving on his salary, which is about $30,000 less annually, its doubtful department heads are either. House Democratic lawmakers said last week they would introduce legislation that would reject the pay raises, but according to Rep. Les Gara...
Health law's troubles give GOP a much-needed boost

...Best of all, Dayspring said, the most vulnerable Democratic lawmakers have echoed Obama's now-disproven promises...hurt hundreds of thousands of women," yet these Democratic lawmakers stand by the law.Landrieu was among the first...
Some Dems keep distance from Obama as 2014 nears

...public event there to attend a small-dollar fundraiser elsewhere, saying it had long been on her schedule.Other Democratic lawmakers are showing similar wariness, much to Republicans' delight."Vulnerable Democrats like having President Obama...
Dems. offer their own education reform package

...charter schools to assist with startup costs, and a requirement for traffic control at and around school zones.Democratic lawmakers hope the allocation increase will hold off teacher layoffs for next year.Rep. Les Gara, D-Anchorage, said...
State | AK legislature
State taking steps for NCLB waiver education that doesn't fit Alaska's needs. While U.S. Sen. Mark Begich, D-Alaska, and some state Democratic lawmakers had earlier called on the Parnell administration to seek a waiver, Hanley said it was important that things be...


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