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Committee begins digging in to Medicaid bill

...calendar year 2016. The federal contribution is to step down after that, to 90 percent by 2020.Deputy health department commissioner Jon Sherwood in a response to questions told the committee that tribal entities the state would consult with...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-04-08/committee-begins-digging-medicaid-bill
State | AK legislature
My Turn: Alaska Department of Fish and Game, politics or science?

...same safeguards are even more important for filling senior administrative jobs, such as board membership, department commissioners, assistant commissioners and deputies. Given that neither board had publicly identified objective criteria...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-01-25/my-turn-alaska-department-fish-and-ga
Opinion
Walker holds first cabinet meeting

...very productive meeting. We look forward to more like it."The cabinet is made up of 14 executive branch department commissioners and other advisors and works with the governor on his projects at the highest level.Walker spokeswoman Grace...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-01-15/walker-holds-first-cabinet-meeting
Local | AK legislature
One heck of a ride

...new buses in the late 1980s. Kern had submitted a grant request to the federal transportation department.The department commissioner "called me and told me he had just signed off on my grant," Kern recalled. "He said it was the best money...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-06-01/one-heck-ride
Local
My turn: Ballot measure 2 would give Alaskans more clout over coastal development

...that, this is an incredible power."The Aug. 28 ballot measure would set up a coastal policy board of four department commissioners from state government and nine coastal Alaskans appointed by the governor. The board would ensure coastal voices...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2012-08-17
Opinion
Retiring AMHS chief: Kemp asked for resignation

...Public Facilities at the end of this week, said Wednesday that he was asked to step down by newly appointed department Commissioner Pat Kemp.Neussl called the decision "a mutual agreement between the new commissioner and myself that that...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-01-10/retiring-amhs-chief-kemp-asked-resignat
State
Lena Pt. subdivision held up over fears about sewers

...Johnson said maintenance most likely would be taken care of by sewage contractors through the city Public Works Department. Commissioner Marshal Kend-ziorek pointed out, and Menzies agreed, that under that maintenance schedule the system could...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/060502/loc_lenapt.shtml
News
State Supreme Court refuses to grant beluga whales special status

...didn't address whether the whales ought to be endangered or whether that decision was correct, only whether the department commissioner reached the decision under a rational basis. But the court did argue the state was too strict on whether local...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/080304/sta_beluga.shtml
News
Hiring freeze lifted

...There's a substantial number of vacancies open at this point." The governor's office heard from a few department commissioners who were trying to hire employees, Manly said. "There were concerns that it was going to affect their ability...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/082706/sta_20060827003.shtml
News
Alaska Digest

...Services does not thoroughly investigate, Rokeberg will seek a legislative investigation, he said in a letter to department Commissioner Joel Gilbertson. "This is a black mark on the department and the state, and I want to get to the bottom of...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/100704/sta_akdigest.shtml
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