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My Turn: US Supreme Court has final say on Medicaid expansion

...session Gov. Walker's staff did not believe the additional group of able-bodied childless adults was "required." House Bill 148 and Senate Bill 78 clearly show they believed it to be an additional, optional group. Gov. Walker, at best, has...
My Turn: Gov. Walker should be required to explain why he isn't violating state law

...legislative approval was required. Look at House Bill 148 during the 2015 session. Specifically look at Committee Substitute for House Bill 148 (HSS). The drafting number...and the attempted process in House Bill 148, the governor should be required...
Empire Editorial: Thumbs up, Thumbs down for July 27, 2015

...organisms. For 10 years, Alaska has had a requirement that genetically modified salmon be labeled as such. If the House bill became law, that requirement would go away.Young voted yes. He later said it was an accident and that he didn't...
Pot legal, but finances remain in black market

...on marijuana. The exemption from prosecution would apply to either medical or recreational marijuana businesses.The House bill has 16 sponsors, evenly split between Republicans and Democrats. The Senate version has eight sponsors, including...
Senate OKs revised No Child education law, compromise needed

...House-Senate bills. "Their bill really represents an unacceptable partisan approach," she said, referring to the House bill.Education Secretary Arne Duncan offered cautious praise after Senate passage.The bill, he said, makes progress...
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Ballot measure oversight leaves villages unable to prohibit pot sales in statute, and boards can't change statutes. Only the Alaska Legislature or a ballot initiative can do that.House Bill 75, introduced during this year's legislative session, included a fix for the "local government" problem, but...
JSD expects two years to implement Erin's Law

...and Erin's Law can help. I'm thrilled we can send this bill to Gov. Walker for his enthusiastic signature."In House Bill 44, Erin's law was paired with Bree's law, which requires schools to teach about dating violence - Bree's Law...
My Turn: Juneau's boneless chicken ranch caucus

...raising Political Action Committee money to fire up the deep fryer in the upcoming 2016 election. However, I digress.House Bill 2002 is gaining support to avoid paying the ransom demanded by the minority caucus to access the CBR and avoid getting...
House agrees on budget

...negotiations. Sure enough, House Finance committee co-chair Rep. Mark Neuman, R-Big Lake, brought the amendment to house bill 2001, the operating budget bill whose passage will prevent mass state worker layoffs and a partial government shutdown...
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House GOP: Use disaster fund for wildfires

...natural disasters.And while the administration wants to put more money into treating forests before fires occur, the House bill is focused on lowering regulatory hurdles to speed timbering projects. Also, House Republicans want to require that...


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