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Suit seeks to bar Walker from expanding Medicaid on his own He followed a process, spelled out in state law, by which a governor can go to through the Legislative Budget and Audit Committee when seeking to spend more in federal or other funds on a budget item than allocated by the Legislature...
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 expand Medicaid in Alaska. The Legislative Council vote came after a closed-door executive session in Anchorage. Democratic Rep.
Walker wants 51 percent stake in LNG

...Mike Hawker, an Anchorage Republican who was one of the leaders briefed.Hawker is chairman of the Legislative Budget and Audit Committee. He and House Speaker Mike Chenault, R-Nikiski, were briefed by administration officials.A reserves...
My Turn: Gov. Walker should be required to explain why he isn't violating state law

...risk. Much of the time spent since the announcement has been focused on "process" associated with the Legislative Budget and Audit Committee, but other substantive issues remain.Medicaid, a state/federal entitlement program, is already...
Alaska governor discusses Medicaid expansion decision

...coverage. His administration has targeted Sept. 1 for the expansion rollout.Walker has notified the Legislative Budget and Audit Committee of his plans. He can move ahead with those plans, even if the committee disapproves.
Lawmakers discuss Medicaid expansion

JUNEAU - The chairman of the Legislative Budget and Audit Committee said Wednesday that he will take under advisement requests to hold a hearing on Gov. Bill Walker's proposal to accept federal...
Bartlett, SEARHC optimistic about Medicaid expansion's effects

...Alaska.Walker's decision to accept federal money to expand Medicaid this year will be taken up by the Legislative Budget and Audit Committee. But regardless of what the committee recommends, the governor has the authority to go forward with...
Medicaid expanded in Alaska

...Walker's decision now goes before the Legislative Budget and Audit Committee, chaired by Anchorage Republican Rep...minority caucus member on the 10-person Legislative Budget and Audit committee. The Democrat-led House minority adamantly...
Alaska Gov. Bill Walker announces intent to expand Medicaid learn about me, I never give up, and I won't give up."The administration on Thursday sent the Legislative Budget and Audit Committee notice of Walker's intention to expand the program. State law spells out a process by which a governor...
Gov. Walker pitches TransCanada buyout

...9. It was signed by House Speaker Mike Chenault and Rep. Mike Hawker, R-Anchorage, chair of the Legislative Budget and Audit Committee, and the co-chairs of the House Resources Committee, Reps. Ben Nageak, D-Barrow and Dave Talerico...


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