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Lawmakers discuss Medicaid expansion

...issue, certainly of the magnitude at issue with expansion. MacKinnon also is a co-chair of Senate Finance.Legislative attorney Megan Wallace, in a memo requested by Hawker's office, said that since the express language of the federal...
Committee advances revised sexual assault prevention bill

...Sexual Assault Prevention Programs, previously under consideration" by the Senate and House.A legal memo from a legislative attorney, requested by the committee chair, Sen. Mike Dunleavy, said there could be a constitutional issue with the...
Gov cites public confusion in not signing school bond bill

...approved by voters between Jan. 1, 2015, and June 30, 2020. The reimbursement rate would be reduced after that.Legislative attorney Kate Glover, in a memo to Senate Finance co-chair Anna MacKinnon earlier this month, said that if a municipality...
Medicaid, capital budget among things to watch

...take up a bill that calls for the transfer of certain federal lands in Alaska to the state by January 2017.A legislative attorney, in a memo to Chenault in February, said the bill, HB 115, is unconstitutional. Chenault, the bill's sponsor...
Lawmakers discuss new approach to pot legalization

...industry, and direct them to develop concentrate-specific packaging and labeling regulations.A March memo from a legislative attorney said such a delay would not violate the state constitution.The Senate State Affairs Committee also discussed...
End of session official, legislative attorney says

...abandoned that effort late on that day.Their move to also adjourn sine die ended the session, said Doug Gardner, legislative attorney. "Once the House adjourned sine die on April 30, the House accepted the Senate's sine die adjournment, ending...
Palin nominates Grussendorf, again legislative aide Tim Grussendorf to Juneau's vacant Senate seat on Wednesday, just hours after a legislative attorney said such a move would not be valid. The appointment came even as Tuesday's new appointee, contractor Alan...
Legal memo: Text messages are public records in Alaska

...Parnell administration sees things differently.Legislative attorney Dan Wayne, in a memo to Sen. Hollis French...their own information, he said.A legal case that legislative attorney Wayne notes could have bearing on this is pending...
Education a sticking point as session ends

...affected. Alaska's primary date moved up a week, to Aug. 19 this year, under a bill passed last session. Legislative attorney Alpheus Bullard, in a memo last month to French, said if the session lasts beyond 90 days, the three initiatives...
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Assessment board appointee withdraws name

...agencies, which is what he says describes the board. The Legislature's top attorney, Doug Gardner, and legislative attorney Emily Nauman, in a legal memo to House Speaker Mike Chenault, R-Nikiski, said the appointment of a nonresident...
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