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After budget, legislators' work might not be done

...stepping down to 90 percent by 2020. Supporters of expansion see it as a way to leverage federal resources to help finance reform efforts. Walker said reform without expansion is "only half the process."Voters in 2006 approved an initiative...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-04-20/after-budget-legislators-work-might-not
State
End of session news guide

...unsustainable.Supporters say expansion can provide savings for the state and leverage federal resources to help finance reform efforts. But some legislators say they still have concerns about whether the system can handle thousands of new enrollees...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-04-13/end-session-news-guide
State | AK legislature
Walker: Expand Medicaid

...expansion and overhauls go together, and that leveraging federal money available for expansion provides an opportunity to finance reform efforts.Senate Finance Committee co-chair Pete Kelly, who last week introduced a bill focused solely on Medicaid...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-03-18/walker-expand-medicaid
State | AK legislature
My Turn: Predictions for 2014 and beyond

...spent seemed out of whack. I know Americans spend 16 times more money on beer than election campaigns, but campaign finance reform needs to be a priority in the next Congress. I don't know if limiting the amount of money is the answer, but let's...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-11-13/predictions-2014-and-beyond
Opinion
Begich, Sullivan face off

...constitution is "quite radical." He said he would "look at anything" when asked if he was saying no to campaign finance reform.Begich said if you want third-party money out of elections, you have to amend the constitution to make clear...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-10-31/begich-sullivan-face
State
Empire Editorial: Dunbar offers Alaska a fresh face and fresh start

...more of a moderate than most who carry a "D" behind their name. Dunbar also believes in "meaningful" campaign finance reform and wants to put an end to unlimited Outside dollars being funneled into Alaska to influence our elections. He also...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-10-24/empire-editorial-dunbar-offers-alaska
Opinion
Dunbar: 'I believe in local governance'

...develop our North Slope oil and natural gas would be a big priority for me. Laying the groundwork for (campaign finance) reform would absolutely be a huge priority. Part of that is also term limits, which the Alaskan people are very in favor...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-10-19/dunbar-i-believe-local-governance
State
Alaska Editorial: Senate event sees meaningful contrasts among contenders.

...funding outside the state might make for a good attack ad, but we'd rather see substantive debate over campaign finance reform than one-liners meant to get quick applause.There's still a good amount of time left before the primary election...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-07-01/alaska-editorial-senate-event-sees-me
Opinion
Alaska Editorial: 'Alaska Agreement' good theory, flawed practice

...particulars of the race make it clear that this agreement is a political gambit rather than a true effort at campaign finance reform. Both Sullivan and Begich will be able to raise ample money in their own campaign coffers to saturate media from...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-06-17/alaska-editorial-alaska-agreement-goo
Opinion
Watergate's twisted legacy

...illegal secret money, Congress enacted campaign-finance reforms to ensure that rich folks wouldn't buy future elections...Insert joke here.)As for those campaign-finance reforms, we know how well they turned out. Congress set up...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2012-06-18/watergates-twisted-legacy
Opinion

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