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Juneau testifies against budget cuts

...80 testified against the timber program cuts. The House Finance subcommittee on natural resources, chaired by Rep. Lance Pruitt, R-Anchorage, approved a budget last week that would nearly eliminate the state timber sale program, closing offices...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-03-04/juneau-testifies-against-budget-cuts
State | AK legislature
Medicaid expansion rejected by House Finance

...governor that would expand Medicaid, rather than it appearing as an operating budget item.Committee member Rep. Lance Pruitt, R-Anchorage, said to close out the meeting that Alaska's existing Medicaid system has developed flaws over time...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-02-27/medicaid-expansion-rejected-house-finan
State
Panel takes Medicaid expansion items from department budget

...reforming the current Medicaid program before expanding it.While there's a Democratic bill on expansion, Rep. Lance Pruitt said a bill should come from the administration, with its expertise.Subcommittee recommendation will be considered...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-02-27/panel-takes-medicaid-expansion-items-de
State
Representative rushed to ER after floor speech

...wilderness designation for the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.Reps. Jonathan Kreiss-Tomkins, D-Sitka, and Lance Pruitt, R-Anchorage, sit on either side of Nageak on the floor. They were first to notice a problem."He was fading...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-02-25/representative-rushed-er-after-floor-sp
State
Subcommittee discusses Medicaid expansion

...Services that if the federal contribution rate falls below 90 percent, Alaska would no longer participate. But Rep. Lance Pruitt, R-Anchorage questioned if the state would truly just stop providing care to those who fell within the expansion...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-02-17/subcommittee-discusses-medicaid-expansi
State | AK legislature
In Walker's budget proposal, Corrections and Health take biggest hits

...additional one-time education funding for FY 2016 and 2017 - $33 million, and $20 million, respectively.Reps. Lance Pruitt, R-Anchorage, and Les Gara, D-Anchorage, said they were confused by the governor's logic when it came to defunding...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-01-25/walkers-budget-proposal-corrections-and
State | AK legislature
House majority, minority announce new organization

...Republican-led majority. Rep. Charisse Millett, R-Anchorage, will serve as Majority Leader, taking over from Rep. Lance Pruitt, R-Anchorage.Rep. Chris Tuck, D-Anchorage, will serve again as leader of the Democratic minority caucus, which he...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-11-11/house-majority-minority-announce-new-or
Local
Education a sticking point as session ends

...approach to someone in a financial pinch getting a onetime bonus when they need a permanent raise.House Majority Leader Lance Pruitt, R-Anchorage, said the funding piece for education was a key point of difference. He said some House members felt...

http://juneauempire.com/weddings/2014-04-21/education-sticking-point-session-end
State | AK legislature
Union opposes Legislature taking up minimum wage

...that he has "no confidence" the same thing wouldn't happen again.After the meeting, House majority leader Rep. Lance Pruitt, R-Anchorage, told the Empire that this Legislature shouldn't be assumed to do the same thing as the group in...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-03-30/union-opposes-legislature-taking-minimu
State | AK legislature
New bill would close loophole in gun checks for mentally ill

...System, used by licensed firearms dealers during transactions.An Anchorage Republican is trying to change that. Rep. Lance Pruitt, R-Anchorage, has proposed a bill requiring the state to report mental illnesses to the system."It's not going...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-03-12/new-bill-would-close-loophole-gun-check
State | AK legislature

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