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Sacred oil checks eyed amid budget deficit

...assets, including the permanent fund and various accounts, for which the state has some flexibility in its use, state Attorney General Craig Richards said.Barring a change in the economic environment, Alaska's assets will generate "substantially...
Ohio vote leaves pot's future in question

...rights to private investors.There's also early talk of legislative action to legalize pot for medical use only. State Attorney General Mike DeWine said in May he was studying the plausibility of a tightly crafted medical marijuana proposal...
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My Turn: Rep. Chenault's leadership proves need for term limits what he did this summer after Gov. Bill Walker decided to expand Medicaid. Once more he ignored the opinion of state attorneys and led the charge to sue the governor. What immediately followed was approval to spend $450,000 of state funds...
United CEO Jeff Smisek steps down amid federal investigation

...investigations which relate to events or occurrences that transpired" while Smisek was employed.Samson, a former state attorney general in New Jersey, headed Gov. Chris Christie's transition team and was appointed chairman of the Port Authority...
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Cruz blames prez for climate of violence against police

...Thursday, Cruz attended an East Texas tea party rally before headlining a conservative grassroots event in Houston. State Attorney General Ken Paxton, who has been indicted for felony security violations allegedly committed before he took office...
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Government wants protection restored for Utah prairie dogs

...federal judge in Utah went too far when when he struck down protections for a kind of prairie dog found only in that state.Attorney Anna Katselas asked the Denver-based 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to overturn the decision and restore...
Judge refuses to drop charges against police in Gray death

...recusal," he said.Williams added that allegations of prosecutorial misconduct would have to be addressed by the state Attorney Grievance Commission.Prosecutors introduced two pieces of evidence on Wednesday: a police communication recorder...
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Alaska Legislature's Medicaid gets court hearing Thursday

...50,000 for a second law firm, Holmes, Weddle & Barcott, which has an office in Anchorage.A lawyer from the state attorney general's office will represent Walker with help from Anchorage firm Dillon & Findley, which has offered assistance...
Suit seeks to bar Walker from expanding Medicaid on his own

...about $1.6 million to help with administrative costs related to expansion. The Legislature's top attorney and state attorney general have said the budget language could be unconstitutional.Walker last month announced plans to accept federal...
Lawmakers vote to sue governor over Medicaid expansion plan

...meaning the expansion is optional and that legislative approval 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...


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