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Legislature gavels in for special session

...those raises.Compared with the compromise budget, Walker's plan, among other things, restores money to the state ferry system. It also includes Medicaid expansion, an issue Walker campaigned on.The compromise budget included language seeking...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-04-29/legislature-gavels-special-session
State
Special session kicks into gear Tuesday

...those raises.Compared with the compromise budget, Walker's plan, among other things, restores money to the state ferry system. It also includes Medicaid expansion. Walker campaigned on expanding Medicaid and has made it a priority.The compromise...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-04-28/special-session-kicks-gear-tuesday
State
Ferry budget add-backs reconsidered

...waiting game again.The Legislature's joint budget committee met for the first time in days to re-open some closed ferry system budget items and to approve a cut to unionized state worker salaries.The conference committee last week approved a...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-04-23/ferry-budget-add-backs-reconsidered
State | AK legislature
Governor vetoes bill limiting state entity in gas plan

...still in play as the scheduled end of session looms.Contentious issues, including proposed cuts to education and ferry system funding, remained as House and Senate negotiators were scheduled to meet late Friday to try to tie up the operating...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-04-19/governor-vetoes-bill-limiting-state-ent
State | AK legislature
Legislators reverse $1.75M in cuts to Alaska Marine Highway

...responsible for patching together a final budget from House and Senate versions, effectively reversed a cut to the ferry system made in the Senate.The House cut about $8 million from the system, and that money was not restored.About $1 million...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-04-19/legislators-reverse-15-million-cuts-ala
State | AK legislature
Empire Readers' Council Editorial: Hammering Southeast Alaska

...12 million. Gone is any acknowledgement that the ferry system constitutes Southeast Alaska's intrastate road system: At last count, the ferry system transports more than 90 percent of all supplies to local...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-04-16/empire-readers-council-editorial-hamm
Opinion
Gov: No Medicaid reform without expansion

...and a "budget that works."On the budget, he said he's concerned about proposed cuts to education and the state ferry system, as well as a proposal to reject monetary terms for next year in contracts for more than a dozen unions.

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-04-14/gov-no-medicaid-reform-without-expansio
State
Budget passes from Senate

...just on the water," he said on the floor. "The ferry system is not a convenience or a choice" for people in communities...said he understands that it's a painful cut, but the ferry system is expensive and needs to streamline. Micciche is the...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-04-03/budget-passes-senate
State | AK legislature
Senate passes operating budget

...just on the water," he said on the floor. "The ferry system is not a convenience or a choice" for people in communities...said he understands that it's a painful cut, but the ferry system is expensive and needs to streamline. Micciche is the...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-04-05/senate-passes-operating-budget
State | AK legislature
My Turn: Alaska saves pennies by axing values

...Alaska voted to establish a state-owned and operated ferry system to improve marine travel to and from Southeast and Southcentral...living in remote places and supported a partly subsidized ferry system even if it didn't serve their needs. That's not...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-04-03/my-turn-alaska-saves-pennies-axing-va
Opinion

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