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My Turn: Medicaid expansion has majority support, just not 'the majority'

...happen if he implements it without legislative approval. Improving the economy by getting people medical care is the right thing to do. ? Rep. Les Gara is a Democratic representing Anchorage who serves on the House Finance Committee.

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-07-05/my-turn-medicaid-expansion-has-majori
Opinion
State-funded corp. criticized for golf during office hours

...tournament that saw employees on the links during business hours.Rep. Lynn Gattis, R-Wasilla, criticized the Alaska Housing Finance Corp. for allowing 20 of its employees to play in the tournament Thursday amid projected multibillion-dollar deficits...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-06-30/state-funded-corp-criticized-golf-durin
State
Assembly approves raise for city manager

...Jesse Kiehl said after Monday's meeting the Assembly had skipped raises for Kiefer since 2013 because of the city's tight finances.The Assembly went into executive session Monday to begin an annual performance review for city attorney Amy Mead.? Contact...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-06-30/assembly-approves-raise-city-manager
Local
Empire Editorial: Discretionary voting rigs the game for Native corporations

...the helm we've been impressed with President and CEO Anthony Mallott's vision and honesty when it comes to Sealaska's finances. He knows the corporation has hit some hard times, and during public speaking engagements and in newsletters to shareholders...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-07-02/discretionary-voting-rigs-game-native
Opinion
Greece proceeds with vote plan as creditors rebuff overture

...creditors, but was rebuffed - Eurozone finance ministers refused to negotiate any more...late-night teleconference, the 19 eurozone finance ministers announced they were putting...Dijsselbloem, who heads the eurozone finance ministers' body known as the eurogroup...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-07-02/greece-proceeds-vote-plan-creditors-r
Not For Web
Greece in the red as bailout ends

...effort to extend its bailout, eurozone finance ministers decided in a teleconference...crazy to extend the program," said Dutch Finance Minister Jeroen Dijsselbloem, who heads the eurozone finance ministers' body known as the eurogroup...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-07-01/greece-red-bailout-ends
Not For Web
Tough budget decisions remain in Alaska

...budget, for which state money was reduced largely to the amount needed to meet federal match requirements. And Legislative Finance Division Director David Teal says finding cuts in government operations is always tough.Gov. Bill Walker's administration...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-06-30/tough-budget-decisions-remain-alaska
State
Tough budget decisions remain

...the amount needed to meet federal matching-grant requirements.Cuts to agency operations are always tough, Legislative Finance Division Director David Teal said. The lengthy legislative debate this year - which prompted preparations for a potential...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-07-01/tough-budget-decisions-remain
Local
Bush tax returns: Big income, big taxes since 1981

...the first of the nearly two dozen major candidates for president in 2016 to release tax returns. But Ron Weiser, a former finance chairman at the Republican National Committee, said Bush's actions are aimed not at his competition for the GOP nomination...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-07-01/bush-tax-returns-big-income-big-taxes
Not For Web
Walker uses veto ax on oil tax credits

...of dollars in Alaska remains wise, and new oil will result from the increased activity," she said in a statement.Senate Finance Committee co-chair Anna MacKinnon, R-Eagle River, said she is concerned about the impact of Walker's decision on the...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-07-01/walker-uses-veto-ax-oil-tax-credits
State

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