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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...
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...
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...
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
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
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
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...
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...
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
Youngest lawmaker making national name

...term, and it caught the attention of national political observers. Kreiss-Tomkins, along with Anchorage Republican Lance Pruitt, the House Majority Leader, were recently named to the Washington Post's "Top 40 under 40" list of rising political...
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