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White House: Medicaid expansion 'right decision'

...House spokesman Josh Earnest, who is traveling in Alaska with President Barack Obama.Messages left Tuesday with the state House and Senate Republican majorities were not immediately returned.Walker earlier this summer announced plans to accept...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-09-01/white-house-medicaid-expansion-right-de
State
Lawmakers call for more budget cuts, not new taxes

ANCHORAGE - Republican lawmakers in Alaska's state House are calling for more budget cuts instead of new taxes in light of Alaska's troubled fiscal situation.Members of the House Finance...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-08-25/lawmakers-call-more-budget-cuts-not-new
State
Rep. Tammie Wilson to run for borough mayor

...Wilson said. "We just can't go three more years on the path that we have been going."Wilson has served in the state House since being appointed in 2009, the same year she lost a bid for borough mayor against Luke Hopkins.Kassel, the former...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-07-17/rep-tammie-wilson-run-borough-mayor
State
Rep. Tammie Wilson to run for borough mayor

...Wilson said. "We just can't go three more years on the path that we have been going."Wilson has served in the state House since being appointed in 2009, the same year she lost a bid for borough mayor against Luke Hopkins.Kassel, the former...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-07-16/rep-tammie-wilson-run-borough-mayor
State
My Turn: The view from the Democratic side of the House

...legislatures to reach a broad consensus that the funds should be used for some beneficent purpose. Three-quarters of the State House is 30 members. My caucus, the Independent-Democratic Caucus, has 13 members. Only 26 members voted to "tap...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-05-06/my-turn-view-democratic-side-house
Opinion
Lawmakers approve funding source for health organizations

...lawmakers have voted to allow the Alaska Municipal Bond Bank Authority to make loans to regional health organizations.The state House passed the bill, which was proposed by Sen. Lyman Hoffman, on Sunday.The bond bank is a state corporation that...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-04-21/lawmakers-approve-funding-source-health
State
Alaska lawmakers to discuss right-to-die legislation

JUNEAU - A state House committee was scheduled to take testimony on legislation that would allow terminally ill patients to choose to end their lives...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-04-09/alaska-lawmakers-discuss-right-die-legi
State
Medicaid, capital budget among things to watch

...try to hash out differences in the versions of the state operating budget that passed each chamber.Lands bill: The state House is poised to take up a bill that calls for the transfer of certain federal lands in Alaska to the state by January 2017...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-04-06/medicaid-capital-budget-among-things-wa
State
Committee takes up gas line board appointments

...lawmakers worried the proposal could create uncertainty around Alaska LNG. The proposal gave rise to legislation from state House leaders, including Speaker Mike Chenault, that would limit AGDC's participation in an alternate export or liquefied...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-03-24/committee-takes-gas-line-board-appointm
State
3 things to watch in the Legislature

JUNEAU - A state House committee plans to hear legislation this week aimed at updating the state's military code of justice.Alaska's code was written...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-03-23/3-things-watch-legislature
State

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