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Budget battle on as deficit defies cuts March Issue 4 2015

Budget battle on as deficit defies cuts

Does Alaska have a revenue problem or a spending problem?

March Issue 4 2015

AGDC board adopts ‘to-do’ list for Walker’s state-led pipeline

There may still be uncertainties about Gov. Bill Walker’s expectations for a larger state-led gas pipeline, but the board of the Alaska Gasline Development Corp. has adopted a cautious, step-by-step strategy for investigating an expanded project.

Walker introduces legislation to expand Medicaid March Issue 4 2015

Walker introduces legislation to expand Medicaid

Bowing to legislators’ requests, Gov. Bill Walker introduced legislation March 17 setting out a broad framework for reform of the state-managed Medicaid program and also expanding the program to provide health coverage to an estimated 40,000 uninsured Alaskans.

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