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Walker to work with lawmakers to expand Medicaid

...said.If expansion doesn't pass, some believe that Walker, by law, could seek authority from the Legislative Budget and Audit Committee to accept and spend federal money tied to expansion and that even if the committee disapproves, he could...
Lawmakers hold private gas project meetings

...Friday and lasted more than two hours, the Alaska Dispatch News reported.The Anchorage meetings of the Legislative Budget and Audit Committee also included a short public update from the administration outlining key steps Gov.-elect Bill Walker...
Shorting schools now will require catchup later

...benefits and tenure from the Department of Administration; a study of public education funding by the Legislative Budget and Audit Committee; and a study on school design and construction by the Department of Education.The results of these...
State | AK legislature
Walker administration reviewing royalty relief proposal

...fields. Add to that low oil prices and billion-dollar budget deficits due to slumping revenues.At the Legislative Budget and Audit Committee hearing, Bill Barron, head of the Division of Oil and Gas, said reducing the company's royalty rates...
My Turn: Alaska's Women: Pioneers of the past and present

...margin and went on to become law. As vice-chair of the Senate Finance committee and chairwoman of the Legislative Budget and Audit committee, Fairclough is responsible for vetting and reviewing how many of Alaska's tax dollars are spent. It's...
Parnell calls committee pension plan 'immoral'

JUNEAU - Gov. Sean Parnell on Thursday said a House Finance Committee proposal to address the teachers' retirement system is "immoral" and shifts the obligation to future generations.
State | AK legislature
Former Gov. questions gasline partnership

...equity portion of the gas line ..."The letter is dated the same day Roger Marks, a consultant for the Legislative Budget and Audit Committee, presented a report to the House Resources Committee that questioned whether or not the state needed...
State | AK legislature
Committee approves audit on ferry repairs

JUNEAU - The Legislative Budget and Audit Committee has approved a Kodiak lawmaker's request for an audit surrounding repairs to the ferry Tustumena.Laura Pierre, an aide to...
State | AK legislature
Senate Majority announces new leadership, committee chairs

...Pole)Transportation: Senator Dennis Egan (D-Juneau)Education: Sen. Gary Stevens (R-Kodiak)Legislative Budget and Audit Committee: Senator-Elect Anna Fairclough, (R-Anchorage/Eagle River)Legislative Council: Senator-Elect...
Controversial bear-hunting bill will likely die in committee

...state's roughly 550 registered and master guides and 230 transporters. The bill was introduced by the Legislative Budget and Audit Committee based on a state audit that reported that oversight of guiding had lessened since the board was dissolved...


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