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My Turn: Anger over education cuts are justified

...suggests that some conservative legislators are more conservative than their constituents when it comes to allowing the federal government to pick up 90 percent of the health care costs for tens of thousands of uninsured Alaskans. Should ideology trump...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-04-26/my-turn-anger-over-education-cuts-are
Opinion
Medi-jammed

...Still, "I'm very confident we'll be able to handle the flow of work through expansion," he said.The federal government does not have data on states' ability to keep up with application backlogs once they expand Medicaid.Of the 29...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-04-26/medi-jammed
State | AK legislature
Alaska Editorial: Legislature should listen on Medicaid

...expansion are borne entirely by the federal government through 2016. The federal...that level thereafter. If the federal government were to back off from that...Wouldn't it be better to have the federal government repaying Alaska for the vast...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-04-22/alaska-editorial-legislature-should-l
Opinion
Juneau powerless in bill

...un-electrified cruise docks and nearby mines.A letter from Alaska Electric Light and Power submitted to the federal government in January 2014 as a part of Sweetheart Lake's permitting process states that AEL&P believes there is no need...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-04-22/juneau-powerless-bill
Local | AK legislature
Young male wolf found dead in Denali, cable snare on neck

...so ideologically opposed to doing anything."Instead, he wants to lobby the state to grant an easement to the federal government to restrict trapping around the park. The state could ask for an easement on federal land or seek monetary compensation...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-04-23/young-male-wolf-found-dead-denali-cable
State
Humpbacks on rebound as agency mulls lift

HONOLULU - The federal government on Monday proposed removing most of the world's humpback whales from the endangered species list, saying the massive mammals...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-04-21/humpbacks-rebound-agency-mulls-lift
State
Agency proposes lifting protections for most humpback whales

HONOLULU - The federal government on Monday proposed removing most of the world's humpback whales from the endangered species list, saying the massive mammals...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-04-20/agency-proposes-lifting-protections-mos
State
After budget, legislators' work might not be done

...deciding whether to take any actions on his own toward accepting expansion.For states accepting expansion, the federal government is to pay 100 percent of health care costs for newly eligible recipients through calendar year 2016, stepping down...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-04-20/after-budget-legislators-work-might-not
State
Capital budget includes $25 million in federal money for Juneau Road

...to prevent that money from being reclaimed by the federal government or given to other states.He gave testimony at...environmental impact process.Ottesen said the federal government decides what projects it'll fund based on support...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-04-18/capital-budget-includes-25-million-fede
State | AK legislature
Ralliers demand Medicaid expansion

...use the clinic to be covered, allowing the health center to get paid for its work.The clinic is funded by the federal government and Medicaid payments, Lovishchuk said. It would work well in a state with expanded Medicaid, but "it doesn't...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-04-17/ralliers-demand-medicaid-expansion
State | AK legislature

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