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Judge rejects call to block Walker from expanding Medicaid

...JUNEAU - A judge on Friday rejected a request by state lawmakers to temporarily block Gov. Bill Walker from expanding...for thousands more lower-income Alaskans after state lawmakers tabled his expansion legislation for further review...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-08-28/judge-rejects-call-block-walker-expandi
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Lawmakers call for more budget cuts, not new taxes

ANCHORAGE - Republican lawmakers in Alaska's state House are calling for more budget cuts instead of new taxes in light of Alaska's troubled fiscal situation...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-08-25/lawmakers-call-more-budget-cuts-not-new
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Alaska Legislature's Medicaid gets court hearing Thursday

...judge to bar the administration from expanding Medicaid unless lawmakers approve the expansion.The Legislative Council voted 10-1...states in their challenge to the federal Affordable Care Act. Lawmakers have also approved $50,000 for a second law firm, Holmes...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-08-27/alaska-legislatures-medicaid-gets-court
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Suit seeks to bar Walker from acting on his own

...according to a lawsuit brought by state lawmakers challenging Walker's authority to expand...administration from expanding Medicaid unless lawmakers approve doing so.The state Department...Council, made up of House and Senate lawmakers, voted 10-1 last week to sue Walker...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-08-26/suit-seeks-bar-walker-acting-his-own
State
Lawmakers vote to sue governor over Medicaid expansion plan

JUNEAU - A committee of House and Senate lawmakers voted Tuesday to sue Gov. Bill Walker over his effort to...his own and accept federal funds to expand Medicaid after lawmakers had earlier tabled his expansion legislation for further...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-08-18/lawmakers-vote-sue-governor-over-medica
State
Suit seeks to bar Walker from expanding Medicaid on his own

...according to a lawsuit brought by state lawmakers challenging Walker's authority to expand...administration from expanding Medicaid unless lawmakers approve the expansion.The state Department...Council, made up of House and Senate lawmakers, voted 10-1 last week to sue Walker...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-08-25/suit-seeks-bar-walker-expanding-medicai
State
Falling oil gouges state budget deeper

...400 million less revenue than expected, Hoffbeck said.For lawmakers gathered in Anchorage, that's a grim cherry atop a sour...barrel."Hoffbeck and Pitney were in Anchorage to share with lawmakers the message that they've been spreading in meetings and...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-08-25/falling-oil-gouges-state-budget-deeper
State
Lawmakers push new way to pay for wildfires

...effort seeking to change the way the country pays to fight disastrous wildfires has been renewed after stalling repeatedly from lawmakers hesitant to approve letting firefighting agencies use dollars meant for natural disaster rather than money set aside for fire...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-08-13/lawmakers-push-new-way-pay-wildfires
State
Iraq's economy hurt by IS war, low oil prices

...billion is earmarked for defense, but more could be needed."For sure the situation is dire and needs quick alternatives," lawmaker Haitham al-Jaburi said.Iraq had a state-run economy under dictator Saddam Hussein, buoyed by its oil wealth. Back then...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-08-19/iraqs-economy-hurt-war-low-oil-prices
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Empire Editorial: Alaska needs legislation, not lawsuits, on Medicaid expansion

...education to save money, Alaska's lawmakers are imitating the snake that bites itself...fight other lawyers bought by the state.Lawmakers on Tuesday took pains to explain that...ruled on Medicaid expansion, Alaska's lawmakers have again and again refused to bring...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-08-20/empire-editorial-alaska-needs-legisla
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