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Lawmakers call for more budget cuts, not new taxes

...during a presentation held by Gov. Bill Walker's administration Monday, according to the Alaska Dispatch News.Rep. Lance Pruitt, R-Anchorage, said he was frustrated the presentation "glossed over" potential areas for reductions and focused...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
State | AK legislature
Alaska editorial: Taking an ill-deserved recess, despite plenty of work left to be done

...May 12. Legislators "need to get away from the Juneau air, breathe, and talk to our constituents," said Rep. Lance Pruitt, R-Anchorage. Others pointed out that finance committees for both the House and Senate will continue to work on...
Three things to watch

...Senate. Any differences between the House and Senate versions would be ironed out in a conference committee.Rep. Lance Pruitt, R-Anchorage, said earlier in the week that a rebound in oil prices "would be the worst thing for us.""Because...
State | AK legislature
Ferry, timber, UAS dollars added back

...offices and ending support for the region's struggling industry.The amendment, brought by subcommittee chair Rep. Lance Pruitt, R-Anchorage, added back general funds that would restore four of the jobs, three in Ketchikan and one in Juneau. The...
State | AK legislature
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...
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