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Michael Penn | Juneau Empire
Juneau residents hold signs during a rally in favor of excepting federal Medicad expansion money at the Capitol on Thursday.

Ralliers demand Medicaid expansion

With just a couple days left in regular legislative session, Gov. Bill Walker and his supporters made one last big push for Medicaid expansion in the state.

by KATIE MORITZ

Egan's attempt to save Haines forestry office fails in Senate

An attempt by Sen. Dennis Egan, D-Juneau, to keep a state forester in Haines was defeated 6-14 in the Alaska Senate on Friday.
JAMES BROOKS

Senate passes gas tax increase to fund spill cleanup

The Alaska Senate has approved a new tax on refined fuel to pay for a spill prevention and response program run by the Alaska Division of Environmental Conservation.
JAMES BROOKS

Big Thorne timber injunction denied

The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals has denied an injunction requested by environmental groups, allowing the Big Thorne timber sale on Prince of Wales Island to move forward Saturday.
CHARLES L. WESTMORELAND

Chenault: Erin's Law won't pass this session

Despite bipartisan support and lots of chatter this session, House Speaker Rep. Mike Chenault, R-Nikiski, said Thursday he doesn't believe any Erin's Law legislation will be successful this session.
KATIE MORITZ

Joint session planned, bucking Walker

JUNEAU - The Alaska House and Senate plan to meet in joint session to take up appointments made by Gov. Bill Walker on Sunday, seeking to buck the new governor on the issue.
Becky Bohrer

House Finance strips CBR draw from budget

The House Finance committee introduced a version of the capital budget that eliminated a draw from a state savings account, presumably to avoid a supermajority vote to access it.
KATIE MORITZ
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