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My Turn: Medicaid is overburdened with fraud

...out-of-control Medicaid program; he has proposed to pay for it with a new tax on your medical care. Although the governor's HB 148 - Medicaid expansion legislation - did not pass this session because of numerous flaws, the Department of Health and Social...
My Turn: Gov. Walker should be required to explain why he isn't violating state law

...authority for unilateral expansion, so it tried to include the provision for legislative approval. This attempted process, through HB 148, was actually the correct and lawful pathway. The governor chose a different path on July 16. He'll have to live with...
HB 115, Leaders do the right thing

...provided in the Juneau Empire's April 9 editorial entitled "HB 115 a political stunt". I have watched thousands of Alaskans...will support our local leaders and go after the Tongass.Passing HB 115 was not a political stunt. The people who would have you...
Gov. Walker signs four bills into law

...session of the 29th Alaska Legislature.HB 180, sponsored by Rep. Kathy Munoz, R-Juneau...second Sunday in June as Children's Day.HB 178 gives the Medical Services Review Committee...medical fees.On Tuesday, Walker signed HB 106 and HB 46.HB 106 updates child support...
Empire Editorial: HB 115 a political stunt and nothing more

...Representatives passed House Bill 115 anyway.HB 115, written by House Speaker Mike Chenault...of our dwindling resources."We agree.HB 115 has now been referred to the Senate...passage last year before running out of time.HB 115 is nothing but a political stunt, and...
Opinion | AK legislature
New version of bill leaves legislative salaries alone

...disproportionately impacts rural legislative information offices.HB 176 aims to repeal the 2.5 percent salary increase for Juneau and most of the rest in LIO offices.As introduced, HB 176 would disproportionately impact rural LIO staff. Employees...
State | AK legislature
House passes bill pushing back annual disclosure deadline

...passed legislation pushing back the date by which legislators and other public officials must file annual financial disclosures.HB 65 would move the filing deadline from March 15 to May 15.A minority-led effort to keep the reporting deadline for legislators...
Photo: The weight of assessment

...Wes Keller, R-Wasilla, listen to Peggy Cowan, superintendent of the North Slope Borough School District, speak in favor of HB 80 at the Capitol on Thursday. The bill would repeal the requirement for secondary students to take college and career readiness...
Gov. Walker signs four bills into law

...governor's office. The four bills:? HB 70 adds four state-owned parcels of land...Migratory Waterfowl Refuge in Fairbanks.? HB 4 reduces liability for businesses and individuals...automated external defibrillators.? HB 15 allows courts to give credit toward a...
State | AK legislature
Committee advances revised sexual assault prevention bill

...and awareness programs in Alaska public schools.The version of HB 44 that passed the House last month would have required such programs...the adjournment of the last regular session. The call included HB 44, "Sexual Abuse/Sexual Assault Prevention Programs, previously...


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