Sixty-one percent of Alaska medical students who graduate from the WWAMI program return to Alaska. That’s higher than the national average of graduates who stay in state, but it’s lower than what Alaska leaders would like to see.
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Republicans leave school budget subcommittee in protest over process
Chairman Rep. Dan Ortiz claims minority-caucus Republicans had more of a say on the governor’s ideas than they had in the past.
Cuts to early education now could cost the state later
“It’s better from an economic perspective for the state to maintain funding as much as possible than to cut it at this point,” says economic analyst Jim Calvin.