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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...
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...
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
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...
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...
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...
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...
State | AK legislature


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