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Alaska governor discusses Medicaid expansion decision

...state waits to expand Medicaid, it is saying "no" to many people who could be getting health care coverage. His administration has targeted Sept. 1 for the expansion rollout.Walker has notified the Legislative Budget and Audit Committee...
My Turn: Maintaining a balance

...serious about using all the tools available to shepherd our economy through the next five years and beyond or is his administration just placating the anti-development crowd?When looking at the long-term benefits of Juneau Access - a more...
Board director resigns over appointment

...executive decision about 128 of the 131 boards, but on fisheries, as far as I'm concerned, I'm the only person in his administration with the expertise to make those decisions. In my personal opinion, you don't do that. It's far too important...
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$5B budget approved, ending session

...potential shutdown, Walker said, "it's nice to finally have a funded budget." He doesn't yet know where his administration will find the $30 million in cuts, but will "start on that right away."Walker has "other options" for Medicaid...
Walker merges two Dept. of Labor divisions

...state needs to find further savings. State office consolidations will be a part of that, Walker said.He said his administration is also considering consolidating entire departments.The former Department of Labor divisions both handled workforce...
Obama: Climate change a security threat going to prevent the worst effects of climate change is to slow down the warming of the planet."He laid out his administration's steps to reduce carbon greenhouse gas emissions, including strict limits on emissions from vehicles and power...
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State releases over 4,000 email pages in National Guard case

...enough after Guard chaplains took their concerns to his administration as early as 2010. Parnell lost the election to...the "omission of action by Governor Parnell and his administration."It wasn't immediately clear how or if the...
DEA chief to retire amid pressure over sex scandal

...about the conduct of some DEA officers." He said Obama "maintains a very high standard for anybody who serves in his administration, particularly when it comes to law enforcement officials."Leonhart will leave the agency in mid-May, Attorney...
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Medicaid, capital budget among things to watch

...focused on Gov. Bill Walker's Medicaid bill. Walker has made expanded coverage under Medicaid a priority, and his administration sees expansion as going hand-in-hand with efforts to contain and bring down costs within Medicaid. The program...
Jeb Bush's emails detail donor communications

...said were related to his work in state government on a website, a move he and his aides said was designed to show his administration was open and in touch with constituents.Bush was required by Florida's notably strong public records law to...
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