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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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Three things to watch 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...
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...
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...
State | Local | AK legislature


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