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In Walker's budget proposal, Corrections and Health take biggest hits

...good for Alaska."There are 150,000 Medicaid users in the state, according to a presentation by Pat Pitney, director of the state Office of Management and Budget. Expanding the federal health program will add between 19,000 and 40,000 additional...
State | AK legislature
Ending Juneau Access could mean penalty a memo from Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities director Patrick Kemp to Pat Pitney, director of the state's Office of Management and Budget.For the past year, the Juneau Access Improvements Project - intended to...
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Governor clears desks at Alaska DOT

...has been spent on Road planning, research and design, according to the documents Kemp submitted to Pat Pitney, director of the state's Office of Management and Budget."Canceling the project without bringing it to a conclusion may result in...
State | Local | AK legislature
Walker names first Cabinet picks

...Mark Myers as Natural Resources commissioner and Randall Hoffbeck as Revenue commissioner.Myers is a former director of the state Division of Oil and Gas and U.S. Geological Survey who most recently has served as vice chancellor of research...
State complains about leased building air quality

...month since March while a state building in Douglas is renovated, KTOO reported. Sunny Haight, administrative director of the state Department of Fish and Game, started hearing complaints from employees in September."Sometimes they'd say...
How do you count Alaska's governors? It depends

...number Walker holds, the state historian, Jo Antonson, said she was unaware of how Alaska counts governors. The director of the state Division of Libraries, Archives and Museums, Linda Thibodeau, didn't know, either.Antonson suggested the...
Walker's opening choices are hard ones

...made clear his intent to reach out to Mallott as part of his decision-making process.Kay Brown, executive director of the state Democratic Party, said she hopes to see a coalition-type government where different points of view are represented...
Alaska voters legalize recreational marijuana

...state leaders are going to want to see a regulatory structure that works for the whole state."Cynthia Franklin, director of the state's five-member Alcoholic Beverage Control Board, said the panel is prepared to develop regulations or advise...
Report details rural health care

...alcohol and substance use. It also says there is a need to improve information and data sharing.Kerre Shelton, director of the state Division of Public Health, said the report will be used as a baseline for improving the system."This report...
Senate rejects pay raises for top state officials

...bill disapproving all the recommendations is enacted within 60 days after the recommendations are submitted, the director of the state Division of Personnel and Labor Relations has said. The final report was submitted late last month.The State...
State | AK legislature


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