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Lawmaker sends questionable email on Medicaid expansion

Lawmaker sends questionable email on Medicaid expansionA Republican lawmaker from Eagle River sent an e-mail Friday attempting to rally opposition to Medicaid expansion.

Alaska film tax credit draws spirited debate as lawmakers tackle subsidies

Alaska film tax credit draws spirited debate as lawmakers tackle subsidiesThe state Senate voted to dismantle the program, even as other tax credits are being considered.

Gov says he doesn’t have a choice on supporting constitution

Gov says he doesn’t have a choice on supporting constitutionIn an interview, Walker said he doesn't know that having the state's name on someone else's brief adds much to the argument.

Hundreds turn out for Capitol education rally

Hundreds turn out for Capitol education rallyThe ralliers want lawmakers to keep education funding promises made last year, and protested how the last proposed cut was unveiled.

Southeast state forest plan out for public comment

Southeast state forest plan out for public commentThe state of Alaska this month is taking public comment on a draft plan for managing the newly created 48-thousand acre Southeast state forest.

Alaska Senate approves $1.5B capital budget

The Alaska Senate has approved a $1.5 billion capital budget, most of which is from federal funds.

Lawmakers discuss Medicaid expansion, meaning of ‘payment reform’

Lawmakers discuss Medicaid expansion, meaning of ‘payment reform’Lawmakers spent part of that time talking about “payment reform.” But what exactly does that mean?

Alaska lawmakers discuss right-to-die legislation

Alaska lawmakers discuss right-to-die legislationA state House committee heard mixed responses to legislation that would allow terminally ill patients to choose to end their lives with the help of physicians.

Funding cut to Kivalina school could pose legal problem for Legislature

Funding cut to Kivalina school could pose legal problem for LegislatureOn Wednesday, the Senate Finance committee slashed more than $40 million in state dollars from the capital budget.

Travelers not told ferries may be canceled

Travelers not told ferries may be canceledThousands of people have booked ferry sailings that will likely be cut due to budget reductions. But for now, the ferry system isn’t letting them know.