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Juneau rep pulls vote on minority amendment

...House Finance, Reps. Cathy Munoz, R-Juneau, and Bryce Edgmon, D-Dillingham, and committee co-chair Rep. Steve Thompson, R-Fairbanks, voted to pass the amendment. Thompson said he didn't want to add to spending, but had promised...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-05-28
State | Local | AK legislature
Who are the Legislature's top earners?

...Majority staff - $9,317 per month9) Paulyn Swanson - Hawker - Majority - $9,317 per month10) Jane Pierson - Rep. Steve Thompson, R-Fairbanks - Majority - $8,980 per month SENATEStaff member - Office - Caucus - Salary1) Sheila Peterson...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-06-07/who-are-legislatures-top-earners
State | AK legislature
Photos: Contemplating reform

House Finance Committee Co-chairs Rep. Mark Neuman, R-Big Lake, left, and Rep. Steve Thompson, R-Fairbanks, listen to Valerie Davidson, commissioner for the Department of Health and Social Services, speak on HB 148...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-04-09/photo-contemplating-reform
State
Walker to work with lawmakers to expand Medicaid

...be reached on Gov. Bill Walker's proposal to expand and reform Medicaid.House Finance Committee co-chairman Steve Thompson, whose committee has been hearing Walker's bill this week, said he is concerned with whether thousands of people...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-04-12/walker-work-lawmakers-expand-medicaid
State
House Finance introduces Medicaid reform bill

...held by the committee last week on Gov. Bill Walker's plan to expand and reform Medicaid. Committee co-chair Steve Thompson said members have said they want to see changes made to the Medicaid program before they feel comfortable with passing...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-04-13/house-finance-introduces-medicaid-refor
State
Medicaid expansion killed - for now

...Hearings this week have made it clear Medicaid is a bigger problem than we knew," said committee co-chair Rep. Steve Thompson, R-Fairbanks. "It is a complex system facing significant challenges. The legislation the governor has put before...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-05-14/medicaid-expansion-killed-now
State | Local | AK legislature
House Finance strips CBR draw from budget

...budget bill Thursday afternoon that didn't include a draw from the CBR or any account. Committee co-chair Rep. Steve Thompson, R-Fairbanks, insinuated that future versions of the bill are to come.The committee could add into the bill...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-04-17/house-finance-strips-cbr-draw-budget
State | AK legislature
New version of bill leaves legislative salaries alone

...potential lawsuit brought by legislative employees," according to a staff member for House Finance co-chair Rep. Steve Thompson, R-Fairbanks.Nonpartisan legislative employees could sue the state over the bill based on a claim that it poses...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-04-07/house-committee-considers-bill-save-som
State | AK legislature
House approves marijuana control board legislation

...implementing the voter initiative and protecting the public. "Clear regulations mean clear enforcement," Rep. Steve Thompson, R-Fairbanks, said.The bill passed 25-15, but House Majority Leader Charisse Millett, R-Anchorage, asked...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-04-15/house-approves-marijuana-control-board-
State | AK legislature
Medicaid, capital budget among things to watch

...by end of session? I can't say because it's the legislative process."The committee's co-chair, Rep. Steve Thompson, R-Fairbanks, said the committee will try to get a better handle on the issues involved.Meanwhile, the Senate...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-04-06/medicaid-capital-budget-among-things-wa
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