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My Turn: Medicaid reform is the real red herring

In an opinion piece published in the Alaska Dispatch News last week, Rep. Wes Keller, R-Wasilla, called Medicaid expansion a red herring and concluded "we need to embrace Medicaid reform and let reform be the...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-05-29/my-turn-medicaid-reform-real-red-herr
Opinion
Lawmakers discuss residency requirement for university regents

...College, which is associated with the University of Alaska Anchorage, was not keeping pace with regional growth.Rep. Wes Keller, R-Wasilla, and the committee's chair, said he is also interested in reducing the total number of regents on the...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-03-19/lawmakers-discuss-residency-requirement
State | AK legislature
Lawmakers discuss residency requirement for university board

...College, which is associated with the University of Alaska Anchorage, was not keeping pace with regional growth.Rep. Wes Keller, R-Wasilla, and the committee's chair, said he is also interested in reducing the total number of regents on the...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-03-18/lawmakers-discuss-residency-requirement
State
Photo: The weight of assessment

House Education Co-Chairs Rep. Lora Reinbold, R-Eagle River, left, and Rep. Wes Keller, R-Wasilla, listen to Peggy Cowan, superintendent of the North Slope Borough School District, speak in favor of HB 80 at...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-03-10/photo-weight-assessment
State
Lawmakers debate requiring constitutional education

...Tennessee and other states are now considering similar bills at the suggestion of Republican sponsors.Alaska state Rep. Wes Keller, one of three House sponsors, has called the bill a "soft mandate." The Wasilla Republican said he wants to allow...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-02-08/lawmakers-debate-requiring-constitution
State | AK legislature
Lawmaker wants to examine state's credits, exemptions

...history of American constitutionalism to be taught to secondary school students. The bill is from Republican Reps. Wes Keller, Dan Saddler and Bob Lynn. A similar proposal died during the last Legislature. Proposed gas purchaseThe Senate Special...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-02-02/lawmaker-wants-examine-states-credits-e
State | AK legislature
Salary decrease squeaks through House

...introduced the bill.He said it's either this or eliminate 90 state positions to keep salary spending flat.Rep. Wes Keller, R-Wasilla, said on the House floor he opposed the legislation because it might harm the Legislature's ability to...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-04-15/salary-decrease-squeaks-through-house
State | AK legislature
Clock stopped on daylight saving time repeal - for now

...deeply... so we get right back on this when we come back in January."Reps. Jonathan Kreiss-Tomkins, D-Sitka; Wes Keller, R-Wasilla; and Liz Vazquez, R-Anchorage, were appointed to a daylight saving time subcommittee that will dive...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-04-09/clock-stopped-daylight-saving-time-repe
State | AK legislature
Reinbold booted from caucus

...Caucus" with three other conservative legislators: Reps. Shelley Hughes, R-Palmer; Cathy Tilton, R-Wasilla; and Wes Keller, R-Wasilla. The group has been meeting throughout the session to advocate "(living) within our means and (protecting...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-03-16/reinbold-booted-caucus
State | AK legislature
Republican rep bucks majority, votes 'no' on budget

...Conservative Republican Caucus."Reinbold is the chair of the new, conservative "Freedom Caucus," made up of Reps. Wes Keller, R-Wasilla; Cathy Tilton, R-Wasilla; and Shelley Hughes, R-Palmer. The group formed before the 29th Legislature...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-03-12/republican-representative-bucks-majorit
State | AK legislature

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