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The Associated PressAn Anchorage Democrat plans to again push for expansion of a health insurance program for low-income children and pregnant women. Sen. Bettye Davis' proposal would raise the income eligibility threshold for Denali KidCare from 175 percent to 200...
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Too many Alaska children without health insurance coverage. That’s what drew about 50 people to a rally in downtown Anchorage on Thursday. They chanted in front of the Legislative Information Office, calling on the governor and state lawmakers...
The Associated PressThe Alaska Senate State Affairs Committee on Tuesday advanced a bill allowing felons the right to vote, despite concerns from one lawmaker. Republican Sen. Cathy Giessel of Anchorage says her constituents were concerned that the bill would absolve felons...
Channel 2 NewsSeveral Anchorage School Board members are on their way to Juneau in an effort to prevent program cuts. Their visit, in association with the Alaska Association of School Boards, comes just in time to meet with lawmakers about newly introduced bills....
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Channel 2 NewsSeven state senators are urging Gov. Sean Parnell to act quickly in order to apply for a $1 million federal grant which would help Alaska set up a state-operated health insurance program. The deadline to apply is Feb. 18th. According to their press...
Channel 2 NewsDozens of Anchorage residents attended the 2011 legislative session's first constituent meeting Saturday for Midtown's University-Medical district, speaking up on a variety of local issues. The district's state lawmakers, Sen. Bettye Davis and Rep. Lance...
Channel 2 NewsSchool districts have wrapped up their lobbying trip to the state capitol and some lawmakers are still unsure if they should increase education funding. Among them are leaders in the Senate who have significant influence on the decision. “The...
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