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Medicaid moves forward

...action for the Legislature during the period between sessions, to vote 10-1 in favor of allocating $450,000 for legal services to pay for a lawsuit to stop expansion.The "yes" votes on the measure came from the Republican-led House and...
Legislature votes to sue Walker, block Medicaid expansion

...following a closed-door executive session in Anchorage, the Legislative Council voted 10-1 to spend $450,000 for legal services needed to launch the lawsuit.The council is a joint House-Senate body that takes action for the Legislature while...
State | AK legislature
Lewis Law Firm comes to Juneau

...mediator and conducted mediations for the Alaska State District Court in Anchorage.The Lewis Law Firm offers a host of legal services, including a selection of services at a flat fee. Weinstein will work from the Board Room, as the work space's...
Tribal group sues Central Council over spent funds

...Laiti wrote in a letter sent to Peterson before the lawsuit was filed. "According, we were compelled to retain legal services. Still, it continues to be our sincere hope that we can come together and work to effectively achieve negotiation...
Gov forces House's hand after canceled confirmation vote

...will be considered to have been declined by the legislature on the day the regular session ends," the Legislative Legal Services opinion reads. "The potential procedural responses by the governor are that he may exercise his constitutional authority...
State | AK legislature
Nonprofits get $1M from Hope Fund

...organizations receiving grants are Glory Hole, Riverbend Elementary School, Discovery Southeast, JUMPP, Alaska Legal Services, Association for the Education of Young Children, National Alliance for Mental Health, REACH, National Council on...
Capital budget stripped

...meeting about these issues that included other finance members, the attorney general and representatives of Legislative Legal Services on Wednesday afternoon.The bill does not include $8 million for an engineering building at the University of Alaska...
State | AK legislature
New version of bill leaves legislative salaries alone

...section was removed because of an Alaska Legislative Legal Services opinion that the legislation as written "may expose...employees that work in the same geographic district," Legal Services Director Doug Gardner wrote.During the legislative...
State | AK legislature
House votes to halt school bond repayment program

...according to an aide to Sen. Anna MacKinnon, whose committee sponsored the bill.A memo from the Legislature's Legal Services division said the immediate effective date needed to pass both the House and Senate, and the governor needed to sign...
State | AK legislature
First special session concludes

...specifically to be held in Juneau.On the Senate floor, Wielechowski read from the legal opinions penned by Legislative Legal Services Director Doug Gardner that said holding the special session outside of Juneau against Walker's proclamation is unconstitutional...
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