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House Democrats, Walker see Medicaid expansion as priority

...the budget. Those differences are being hashed out by House and Senate negotiators in a conference committee.Rep. Matt Claman, D-Anchorage, said he thinks there's consensus within the Democratic-led coalition that any kind of agreement...
House passes bill to honor firefighters

...lawmakers want a day to honor firefighters.The Alaska House has passed a bill introduced by Anchorage Reps. Bob Lynn and Matt Claman that would designate Oct. 9 as Alaska Firefighters' Day. The bill now goes to the Senate for consideration.In a...
Governor, Juneau delegation greet newcomers

...against Republican Chere Klein, a former staffer for Peggy Wilson, who represented the district for 14 years.Rep. Matt Claman, D-Anchorage, is happy to be returning to Juneau after 25 years. He first lived and worked in the capital city...
Local | AK legislature
House panel advances bill creating marijuana board

...misdemeanor conviction related to a controlled substance within three years of their application. That failed.Rep. Matt Claman, D-Anchorage, said he would prefer to see the specifics of who could receive a license determined by the board in...
State | AK legislature
Lawmakers approve bill honoring law enforcement officers

...those who have died in the line of duty.The bill, from Reps. Bob Lynn, Dave Talerico, Liz Vazquez, Adam Wool and Matt Claman, now goes to the governor. It was the first bill passed by both houses of the Legislature.
State | AK legislature
Budget proposal could ground some aircraft

...state's budget situation, adding that many new workers doesn't make sense. It rejected a proposed amendment from Rep. Matt Claman, D-Anchorage, that would have added a portion of the request.The crash in oil prices has exacerbated the state's...
State | AK legislature
Big win for incumbents on Election Day

...race. And at midnight, although it might be too close to call without absentee ballots taken into account, Democrat Matt Claman was ahead of his Republican opponent by half a percent in House District 21, West Anchorage."As a caucus, we're...
My Turn: 29th Alaska Legislature has new faces in new positions after election

...uncounted ballots are tallied. In West Anchorage, the seat vacated by Rep. Lindsey Holmes will go to either Democrat Matt Claman or Republican Anand Dubey, and with only 35 votes between them, predicting the victor is an exercise in speculation...
Independent Rep. Ortiz joins House Democratic Caucus

...Ortiz means the House Democratic Caucus now has 13 members. Other new members of the caucus include District 21 Rep. Matt Claman, D-Anchorage, and District 5 Rep. Adam Wool, D-Fairbanks. The House Democratic Caucus will be led by Minority...
State | Local
Anchorage focuses on problem of city inebriates

...public about $550,000, according to a health department estimate. During Wednesday's meeting, Assembly member Matt Claman, chairman of the public safety committee, asked if Heun saw the farm as a place people would go voluntarily. "It...


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