NEWS: Alaska Governor Legally Obligated to Accept Federal Funds for Medicaid Expansion

Juneau – Today, Representatives Tiffany Zulkosky (D-Bethel), Zack Fields (D-Anchorage), and Ivy Spohnholz (D-Anchorage) released a memorandum from the non-partisan Division of Legal and Research Services confirming that the Governor of Alaska is legally obligated to accept federal funding to cover the Medicaid expansion population in Alaska. The memo’s authors note that the governor cannot simply eliminate funding for Medicaid expansion by refusing to receive federal funds. The memo goes on to stipulate that any restriction on how Medicaid funds are to be spent must be made by statute – not the budget.

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First 2019 District 38 Update!

The 2019 Legislative Session has officially begun! I am excited to begin work in our Capital City on behalf of District 38 and the state of Alaska. Although conversations to determine organization in the House continue and committee assignments remain in flux, my office is open and here to work for you. Please reach out if you would like to schedule a meeting, phone call, or need support with a state agency.

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Help for Small Businesses Passes the Alaska House

Juneau – Today, the Alaska House of Representatives unanimously passed legislation to improve a program intended to help in the startup and expansion of small and micro businesses in Alaska. The Alaska Microloan Program was created to help small businesses get access to needed capital. House Bill 304 was put forward by Alaska Governor Bill Walker and carried on the House floor today by Representative Tiffany Zulkosky (D-Bethel), who issued the following statement.

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Help for Small Businesses Passes the Alaska House

Juneau – Today, the Alaska House of Representatives unanimously passed legislation to improve a program intended to help in the startup and expansion of small and micro businesses in Alaska. The Alaska Microloan Program was created to help small businesses get access to needed capital. House Bill 304 was put forward by Alaska Governor Bill Walker and carried on the House floor today by Representative Tiffany Zulkosky (D-Bethel), who issued the following statement.

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House District 38: Your E-News Update, February 24, 2018

It’s day 40 of the regular legislative session and as the nation is reeling from the most recent school shooting in Parkland Florida, this week we are also remembering the victims and survivors of the school shooting at Bethel Regional High School 21 years ago Monday, February 19th. Many people are discussing solutions because we can all agree that our students should never have to experience another tragedy like this again. Several legislators….

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