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Kelly proposes Medicaid reforms before expansion March Issue 3 2015

Kelly proposes Medicaid reforms before expansion

Legislators have now signaled they want to see efforts at reforming the Medicaid program before expanding it, a setback for Gov. Bill Walker’s major legislative initiative this year.

March Issue 3 2015

HB 132 hearings scheduled

Despite Gov. Bill Walker’s threat of a veto, House leaders are pushing ahead with a bill that would put sideboards on the governor’s plan to expand a state-led backup gas pipeline into a large project that could be seen as a competitor to the Alaska LNG Project, the industry-led gas project in which the state is also a 25 percent owner.

March Issue 3 2015

IEP bill faces criticism in House committees

Legislators push back on Walker gas plan March Issue 2 2015

Legislators push back on Walker gas plan

Just as things seemed to be going reasonably well for the large Alaska LNG Project, the $45 billion to $65 billion gas pipeline and liquefied natural gas initiative in which the state is a partner, Gov. Bill Walker may be throwing a wrench into the works.

Army hears from Alaska on force cuts March Issue 1 2015

Army hears from Alaska on force cuts

It felt like a high school pep rally, but the result is far more important than any Friday night football game. Alaska leaders joined hundreds of Anchorage residents at the Dena’ina Civic and Convention Center Feb. 23 — an effort to demonstrating the state’s support of the military before a U.S. Army panel tasked with determining which bases should lose troops.

March Issue 1 2015

Upsized ASAP may rattle AK LNG Project

JUNEAU — Finance subcommittees in the state House were closing out budgets for state agencies this week, while other legislative committees heard updates on the Alaska LNG Project and worked on energy legislation. A bill dealing with regulation of now-legal marijuana is also being worked on in House and Senate committees.