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Legislature starts work amid dust, drilling

...of 2015 on Saturday."You've got some competition outside the room right now - can you speak up?" asked Rep. Steve Thompson, R-Fairbanks and co-chairman of the House Finance Committee, when the sound of drilling interrupted the committee's...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-10-24/legislature-starts-work-amid-dust-drill
State
Legislature votes to sue Walker, block Medicaid expansion

...Johnson, R-Anchorage? Rep. Charisse Millett, R-Anchorage? Rep. Mark Neuman, R-Big Lake? Rep. Steve Thompson, R-Fairbanks? Rep. Bob Herron, D-Bethel? Sen. Charlie Huggins, R-Wasilla? Sen. Anna MacKinnon...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-08-18/legislature-votes-sue-walker-block-medi
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
Empire Editorial: $1 per tank would buy a working ferry system

...Bill Walker's proposed transportation budget.The results were disappointing. The subcommittee - chaired by Rep. Steve Thompson, a Republican from Fairbanks - recommended a $9.5 million cut to the Alaska Marine Highway System budget.Such...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-03-01/empire-editorial-1-tank-would-buy-wor
Opinion
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
Pay raise issue gets attention in budget hearing

...individual departments, and is better evaluated through legislation or standing committees.House Finance co-chair Steve Thompson said there are legal problems with freezing one department's salaries and not another's.The Fairbanks Daily...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-03-03/pay-raise-issue-gets-attention-budget-h
State
Three things to watch

...education programs, Medicaid expansion and the state ferry system. Finance co-chairs Mark Neuman, R-Big Lake, and Steve Thompson, R-Fairbanks, indicated some adjustments could be made. But they and others also have said that cuts are needed...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-03-09/three-things-watch
State | AK legislature
Ferry, timber, UAS dollars added back

...5 million cut equated a collective reduction of 72 weeks of service in fiscal year 2016.Finance co-chair Rep. Steve Thompson, R-Fairbanks, is head of the subcommittee that approved the cut. He voted for the $700,000 add-back.He...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-03-11/ferries-timber-uas-added-back
State | AK legislature
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

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