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Alaska Chamber supports Medicaid expansion, she said.Perdue, a chamber member who served as Health and Social Services Commissioner under the Tony Knowles administration, said Medicaid expansion "is not only the right thing to do, but it should prevent some of the 'cost shifting...
Vote no on 2

...In the 1990's I served for five years on the state's Coastal Management Council under both the Hickel and Knowles administrations. I was the co-chair of the council for four of those five years. It is from this experience that I have decided...
Prison bill moving in Senate

...already approved by the House, includes a 98-bed expansion of the correctional facility in Bethel. But the Knowles administration favors a more regional approach to increasing jail capacity, said Margot Knuth of the Department of Corrections...
Ferry money suddenly a possibility

...away, Doll said. The 2003 appropriation for the system is $37 million, or $8.7 million below what the Knowles administration has said is necessary to restore pre-fire service levels. Hudson said he and House Finance Co-Chairman Bill...
House passes bill on drilling permits, firing ranges

...Coastal Management Program. The bill would make no change to the way permitting laws have been interpreted by the Knowles administration, Therriault said. The lawsuit challenging the state's action on the Osprey platform was filed by the environmental...
Last-minute change in school bill killed it, lawmakers say

...hadn't been for the new items brought in by the Knowles administration at the last minute, we probably would have gotten...But Annalee McConnell, budget director for the Knowles administration, said the ultimate deal-breaker stemmed from...
Funds sought for vet wings at elder homes

...the floor for a vote, said Murkowski spokesman Chuck Kleeschulte. The move was not met with favor from the Knowles administration, which had been negotiating with the Veterans Administration to allow the state to house veterans and receive...
Murkowski works for vets

...following will set the record straight. Fact: The Knowles administration talked about getting veterans access to veterans...will be able to judge eight years of talk from a Knowles administration and two years of action and outcome by the Murkowski...
State fiscal plan needed

...provide for maximum citizen participation. Despite it being an election year, Lancaster reasons lawmakers and the Knowles administration still have six-and-a-half months left to serve. Why shouldn't they accomplish what many, if not most...
Complaint filed against issue ads

...deficits, personal income has dropped and young people are "fleeing Alaska," said one television spot. The Knowles administration fired back last week, arguing that the ads are misleading. State Labor department officials counter that young...


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