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Medicaid moves forward

...to pay for a lawsuit to stop expansion.The "yes" votes on the measure came from the Republican-led House and Senate majority, while the sole "no" vote came from Rep. Sam Kito III, D-Juneau. Several Republican members of the council...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-08-28/medicaid-moves-forward
Local
Obama's Iran deal may well survive on Capitol Hill

...That would mean a major foreign policy win for President Barack Obama.Obama has "a great likelihood of success," Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said in his home state of Kentucky this week - giving public voice to what other Republicans...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-08-19/obamas-iran-deal-may-well-survive-cap
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Lawmakers vote to sue governor over Medicaid expansion plan

...therefore would be needed to add the expansion group.State Attorney General Craig Richards, in a July 31 letter to Senate Majority Leader John Coghill, said the court didn't strike down the new required category - just the penalty for not complying...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-08-18/lawmakers-vote-sue-governor-over-medica
State
My Turn: US Supreme Court has final say on Medicaid expansion

...direction of Alaska) the Legislature is right to question the legal issues surrounding unilateral expansion. ? Chad Hutchison is an attorney from Fairbanks. He works for the Senate Majority under the direction of Sen. John Coghill.

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-08-10/my-turn-us-supreme-court-has-final-sa
Opinion
Legislature votes to sue Walker, block Medicaid expansion

...no" vote against funding the lawsuit.In a press conference following the end of Tuesday's Council meeting, Senate Majority Leader John Coghill, R-North Pole, said "the course of action is to try to get before a court to ask for a stay...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-08-18/legislature-votes-sue-walker-block-medi
State | AK legislature
My Turn: Murkowski's Planned Parenthood vote lets down women - again

...Federation of America." Secondly, she had no guarantee of enough votes to pass her amendment. If the Republican Senate Majority truly had any intent on just partially funding Planned Parenthood, that's where they would have started, not with...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-08-09/my-turn-murkowskis-planned-parenthood
Opinion
Senate blocks GOP bill to halt Planned Parenthood fed funds

...policies," said Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev. "The Republican Party has lost its moral compass."Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., said Democrats should not protect Planned Parenthood's federal funds "just...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-08-04/senate-blocks-gop-bill-halt-planned-p
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Congress on vacation, putting off messy decisions

...nothing like that is under way."We're going to discuss how to fund the government after the August recess," Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., said Thursday.Republicans are painfully aware that each previous shutdown showdown...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-07-31/congress-vacation-putting-messy-decis
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My Turn: Alaska can't afford Medicaid expansion before reform

...expanding it. To be honest, we may not expand it even then, but it is clearly irresponsible to do it now.We in the Senate Majority began the process to reform Medicaid in the last legislative session. I, with the consent of my colleagues, sponsored...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-07-26/my-turn-alaska-cant-afford-medicaid-e
Opinion
Alaska Gov. Bill Walker announces intent to expand Medicaid

...broad-based support from groups across Alaska.If Walker goes ahead with expansion, "that's going to be a fact," Senate Majority Leader John Coghill, R-North Pole, said, and probably not something that lawmakers would kill. "Then it's...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-07-16/alaska-gov-bill-walker-announces-intent
State

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