Walker discusses decision to expand Medicaid

...part of his budget proposal. The bill stalled in the House Finance Committee during the first special session in May; the Senate Finance Committee didn't take it up. Versions of the measure remain in both committees.Walker said there was plenty of...
Replacement for No Child Left Behind passes U.S. Senate

...Behind Act handily passed the U.S. Senate last week with both Alaska senators voting...success, according to a document from the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor...federal government, according to the Senate HELP committee. States will be allowed...
My Turn: Tongass programs growing in right direction

...suffered nearly three times the level of reductions over the same period. However, as a result of Murkowski's leadership, the Senate Appropriations Committee approved legislation setting funding levels which directed the Forest Service to "prioritize funding...
Senate panel would allow pot vendors to use banks

WASHINGTON - A Senate panel voted Thursday to make it easier...other financial services providers.The Senate Appropriations Committee approved, by...but was taken out during talks with the Senate but has yet to consider the underlying...
Senate's ex-spokeswoman will plead guilty to assault, DUI

ANCHORAGE - The Alaska Senate's former chief spokeswoman is expected to serve at least two months...would be served consecutively or at the same time.A spokesman for Senate President Kevin Meyer said last month that Meyer's office had terminated...
Pot legal, but finances remain in black market

...companion bill to the one introduced to the Senate by Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J., which...between Republicans and Democrats. The Senate version has eight sponsors, including...Judiciary, and Energy and Commerce. The Senate version was referred to the Committee...
My Turn: Alaska can't afford Medicaid expansion before reform

...irresponsible to do it now.We in the Senate Majority began the process to reform Medicaid...has worked its way through most of the Senate process. It includes provisions to reduce...deference over our own bill and sits in Senate Finance awaiting continued action when...
Empire Editorial: Stepping beyond No Child Left Behind

...nation's blueprint to educational success, and they show promise.Under the Every Child Achieves Act, which passed the U.S. Senate 81-17 last week, states will be able to develop their own assessment standards and decide how to include mandated tests for...
Court overturns some Blagojevich Senate-seat convictions

...adviser to the president's former U.S. Senate seat.The 7th U.S. Circuit Court of...cross the line. His attempts to trade the Senate seat for campaign cash, however, were...adviser Valerie Jarrett to Obama's vacant Senate seat. After Blagojevich's arrest...
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Senate OKs revised No Child education law, compromise needed

...federal role in public education, the Senate on Thursday approved a rewrite of the...government's influence in education policy.The Senate version would leave in place the law's...battle ahead to merge the differing House-Senate bills. "Their bill really represents...
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