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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
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...
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...
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
Juneau testifies against budget cuts; Alaska Legal Services; and the University of Alaska Southeast.One woman, who committee co-chair Rep. Steve Thompson, R-Fairbanks, called "bold," even said she is "willing to belly up to the bar of adulthood and pay (state...
State | AK legislature


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