NEWS: Lawmakers Applaud Today’s Superior Court Decision to Dismiss Ill-Advised Lawsuit Over Medicaid Expansion in Alaska

Juneau – Today, Superior Court Judge Frank Pfiffner issued a ruling in the case brought by the Alaska Legislative Council against Alaska Governor Bill Walker over his decision last year to expand Medicaid without legislative approval. Judge Pfiffner found that the Social Security Act requires Medicaid expansion, and that existing state law required Governor Walker to provide Medicaid to the group of Alaskans eligible for expansion. In his 26-page ruling, Judge Pfiffner granted the Governor’s motion for summary judgement and dismissed the case brought by the Alaska Legislative Council, which is made up of ten members of the Alaska Legislature.

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Rep. Guttenberg’s Newsletter: Public Testimony opens next week

Rep. Guttenberg's Legislative Report

This week we’ve seen massive cuts to the state’s FY2017 operating budget pass out of Subcommittees and on to the House Finance Committee for further consideration. Next week marks your opportunity to let the Finance Committee know how you feel about the cuts under consideration, so please make your voices heard!

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