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Alaska Legislature's Medicaid gets court hearing Thursday

...attorneys for the Alaska Legislative Council say each dollar diverted toward implementing Medicaid coverage not authorized by state law is a dollar that instead could go to a legislatively authorized program.The Legislature has approved spending of up...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-08-27/alaska-legislatures-medicaid-gets-court
State
To fight housing costs, city looks at tax breaks for subdivision and renovation

...increase.Cities are now able to exempt property owners from paying property taxes on the increased value of their land. State law allows this tax exemption to extend for five years from the point of subdivision, or until the lots are sold.Though the...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-08-25/fight-housing-costs-city-looks-tax-brea
Local
Suit seeks to bar Walker from expanding Medicaid on his own

...toward implementing Medicaid coverage not authorized by state law is a dollar that instead could go to a legislatively authorized...further review. He followed a process, spelled out in state law, by which a governor can go to through the Legislative...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-08-25/suit-seeks-bar-walker-expanding-medicai
State
Suit seeks to bar Walker from acting on his own

...toward implementing Medicaid coverage not authorized by state law is a dollar that instead could go to a legislatively authorized...further review. He followed a process, spelled out in state law, by which a governor can go through the Legislative Budget...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-08-26/suit-seeks-bar-walker-acting-his-own
State
My Turn: The borderline personality of Alaska's GOP

...Dispatch News opinion pages should have expected it. Rep. John Coghill, R-North Pole, argued Walker likely violated state law. But despite his detailed legal analysis, this is just another salvo of "just say no" politics Republican legislative...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-08-21/my-turn-borderline-personality-alaska
Opinion
Lawmakers vote to sue governor over Medicaid expansion plan

...of federal law or the language of state law," Richards wrote. "Because Alaska...explain why his actions do not violate state law related to legislative approval for...100 percent federally funded."State law spells out a process by which a governor...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-08-18/lawmakers-vote-sue-governor-over-medica
State
Legislature votes to sue Walker, block Medicaid expansion

...poverty line. Best estimates indicate that would bring health care coverage up to an additional 40,000 Alaskans.Under state law, Legislative approval is required before expanding Medicaid coverage to additional optional groups. The governor has...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-08-18/legislature-votes-sue-walker-block-medi
State | AK legislature
Judges eye legality of grand jury process in Penn State case

...it would have, but Fina said he wouldn't go there," Farrell replied.Curley's lawyer, Caroline Roberto, said state law gives witnesses before a grand jury a right to legal counsel so people have protection from incriminating themselves...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-08-12/judges-eye-legality-grand-jury-proces
Not For Web
Girls to stay in adult court in classmate stabbing case

...from mental illness and they won't get the treatment they need in the adult system. They also asked Bohren to find the state law forcing 10-year-olds into adult court unconstitutional because it leads to cruel and unusual punishment.Bohren refused...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-08-11/girls-stay-adult-court-classmate-stab
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Synthetic drug blamed for 30 hospitalizations

...Wednesday asking people to contact them with any information about the source of the drug, which is banned by local and state laws, the Alaska Dispatch News reported.Spice is made by spraying plant materials with psychotropic compounds. Police...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-08-07/synthetic-drug-blamed-30-hospitalizatio
State

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