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  • Some states yell 'cut' on film tax credits

    WASHINGTON Louisiana residents may go gaga over Mark Wahlberg, Kurt Russell and Kate Hudson when they arrive in the state later this year to film a movie about the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil rig explosion. But Louisiana and some other states are starting to question whether they are giving up too much to attract such star power.
  • Gov. Bill Walker veto means layoff notices could loom

    Gov. Bill Walker warned Monday that about 15,000 state employees could be laid off amid a continued budget showdown with the Legislature. A debate also escalated over whether the special session will continue to be held in Juneau or moved to Anchorage....

    House Finance stalls Walker's Medicaid expansion proposal

    House Finance Committee co-chair Steve Thompson said Thursday that the panel is not comfortable moving ahead with plans to expand Medicaid coverage in Alaska at this time. The decision deals a blow to Gov. Bill Walker, who campaigned on expansion and...

    Budget impasse remains as lawmakers reconvene in Juneau

    Alaska lawmakers finished their annual legislative session just over two weeks ago, but that meant passing a partially funded state budget and putting off a decision on expanding Medicaid, a priority of Gov. Bill Walker. An impasse remained halfway...

    Questions linger as date for lawmakers to reconvene looms

    The state budget remained unsettled Thursday, one-third of the way through the special session called by Gov. Bill Walker. Lawmakers are scheduled to reconvene Tuesday; the Legislature last week voted for a recess in floor sessions until then. But House...