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Walker to work with lawmakers to expand Medicaid 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...
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...
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...
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...
State | AK legislature
Gov: No Medicaid reform without expansion

...similar to bills pending in the Senate from Sen. Pete Kelly, R-Fairbanks.House Finance Committee co-chair Rep. Steve Thompson, R-Fairbanks, said members have said they want to see changes made to the Medicaid program before they feel comfortable...
Ralliers demand Medicaid expansion

...and Social Services committees, but are now held up in House and Senate finance.House Finance co-chairs Reps. Steve Thompson, R-Fairbanks, and Mark Neuman, R-Big Lake, said Thursday they do not expect the bills to make it through the...
State | AK legislature
Salary decrease squeaks through House

...state $9.3 million every year, according to the bill's fiscal note.House Finance committee co-chair Rep. Steve Thompson, R-Fairbanks, spoke in favor of HB 176. The committee introduced the bill.He said it's either this or eliminate...
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...
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...
State | AK legislature
Medicaid, capital budget among things to watch 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...


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