NEWS: Democrats Say There is Still Time to Get Out of Expensive Medicaid Expansion Lawsuit Contract

Contract Should be Stopped Before it’s Formally Executed FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 10, 2015 ANCHORAGE – Today, Democratic Representatives Sam Kito (D-Juneau) and Les Gara (D-Anchorage) called on the Alaska Legislative Council to drop the lawsuit filed against Alaska Governor Bill Walker over his decision to accept federal funding to provide healthcare to thousands of …

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NEWS: Welcome to Alaska Mr. President

ANCHORAGE – The thirteen members of the Alaska Independent Democratic Coalition are excited to welcome President Barak Obama to Alaska this week. The President is scheduled to speak tonight at the GLACIER conference at the Dena’ina Center in Anchorage followed by trips to rural Alaska later this week. The GLACIER conference, which is focused on the Arctic, will include foreign dignitaries and experts on Arctic issues.

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Note from Rep. Gara: Medicaid Lawsuit Wastes State Money

Rep. Gara Newsletter

Getting the Feds to pay for what the state used to pay for was once on Page One of the Alaska playbook. But yesterday some legislative leaders voted to spend $450,000 of your money on corporate law firms to sue Governor Walker on, well, a policy decision he made that saved the state money by leveraging those federal funds. To be exact, $145,000,000 in federal funds that would create 4,000 Alaska jobs, and ripple through our ailing economy.

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