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Father of dead boys: 'All I want is to be with my children'

...with them. They are all gone now," he said.A Canadian legislator said the family, fleeing the conflict in Syria, had been...headline: "Be ashamed world."In Britain, Labour Party legislator Ann Clwyd said constituents have been calling her since the...

http://juneauempire.com/nation-and-world/2015-09-04/father-dead-boys-all-i-want-
Nation and World
My Turn: It's not too late to move whale sculpture

...desiring a location to downsize. New apartments could satisfy these needs and also potentially be rented to commissioners, legislators and staffers. Regardless, more overall living units benefit everyone as availability increases and housing costs decrease...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-09-03/my-turn-its-not-too-late-move-whale-s
Opinion
White House: Medicaid expansion 'right decision'

...immediately returned.Walker earlier this summer announced plans to accept federal funds to expand Medicaid coverage after state legislators tabled his expansion legislation for further review.When Walker announced he would act without their consent, the Legislative...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-09-01/white-house-medicaid-expansion-right-de
State
Governor plans to call for company buyout in natural gasline project

...Gov. Bill Walker said Monday that he plans to recommend to legislators that the state buy out TransCanada Corp.'s position in...design.The goal has been to have a fall special session for legislators to consider project-related contracts, perhaps in October...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-08-25/governor-plans-call-company-buyout-natu
State | AK legislature
Letter: Let Medicaid expansion come to a vote

...Alaska's Republican leaders.Let's do this to save money. Allow a vote on the Medicaid expansion and reform bill that legislators have now had all summer to study.The bill likely has the votes to pass. We'll save $450,000, get $330 million in...

http://juneauempire.com/letters/2015-08-26/letter-let-medicaid-expansion-come-vo
Letters
Judge rejects call to block Walker from expanding Medicaid

...further review. Walker has proposed rolling out expansion in Alaska on Tuesday.The council, comprised of House and Senate legislators, voted 10-1 last week to sue Walker over his plans.The argument in the case centers on whether the expansion population...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-08-28/judge-rejects-call-block-walker-expandi
State
Suit seeks to bar Walker from expanding Medicaid on his own

...Trust Authority to cover the administrative costs of expansion is problematic and that Walker's plans violate language that legislators added to the budget seeking to bar expansion.The trust's board is scheduled to consider this week a proposal to allocate...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-08-25/suit-seeks-bar-walker-expanding-medicai
State
Suit seeks to bar Walker from acting on his own

...Trust Authority to cover the administrative costs of expansion is problematic and that Walker's plans violate language that legislators added to the budget seeking to bar expansion.The trust's board is scheduled to consider this week a proposal to allocate...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-08-26/suit-seeks-bar-walker-acting-his-own
State
Walker wants 51 percent stake in LNG

...This is all very deliberative, so it's too soon for us to comment," press secretary Katie Marquette wrote in an email.Legislators were willing to share what they've heard so far."We were told the governor desires a majority ownership in the project...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-08-16/walker-wants-51-percent-stake-lng
State
Agency warns Alaska that bond rating could be lowered

...ratings report released Tuesday.The agency said it would likely lower the rating, possibly by more than one notch, if legislators don't enact measures to begin correcting Alaska's "fiscal imbalance" within the next year. Conversely, it said the...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-08-19/agency-warns-alaska-bond-rating-could-b
State

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