State officials have been trying to build support for a controversial land management bill that couldn’t get enough votes in the final days of session.
Gov. Parnell holds a press conference addressing a possible Medicaid expansion.
Gov. Sean Parnell is expected to announce whether Alaska will move forward with Medicaid expansion under the federal health care law.
The Sitka assembly passed a resolution asking Parnell and the state legislature to “fully consider” the benefits to Alaskan communities of expanding Medicaid to cover a larger share of the state’s poorest residents.
Gov. Sean Parnell is taking Sen. Mark Begich to task for supporting the federal health care law.
Becky Hultberg plans to resign as commissioner of Administration, effective December 11th, for a position in the private sector.
Quinlan Steiner has been reappointed to a four-year term as director of Alaska’s Public Defender Agency.
When it comes to retirement benefits, the state is looking at a $12 billion shortfall. Just how that’s going to be paid off is expected to be a big issue for the Legislature next session.
The Alaska State Chamber of Commerce has adopted Medicaid expansion as one of its top state legislative priorities.
French had been considering a run for governor, but set aside those plans after Juneau Native leader Byron Mallott announced he would seek the Democratic nomination.