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Governor Walker signs legislation to insure dependents of fallen peace officers and firefighters

| Jun 21, 2017 | Alaska

Governor Bill Walker today signed legislation to ease the financial burden of families and dependents of peace officers and firefighters who make the ultimate sacrifice. House Bill 23 is the culmination of years of effort by advocates, loved ones, and community members—and provides continued health insurance coverage for the surviving...[ Read More ]

Alaska Receives $2 Million Federal Grant to Combat Opioid Abuse

| Apr 20, 2017 | Alaska

Governor Bill Walker announced today the next steps in building a safer Alaska: the state will receive a $2 million grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to combat heroin and opioid addiction. The funds come from the two-year State Targeted Response to the Opioid Crisis...[ Read More ]

Governor Walker issues statement on proposed federal healthcare legislation

| Mar 23, 2017 | Alaska

Governor Bill Walker issued the following statement today on the proposed American Healthcare Act that is currently being considered by Congress: "For the past two years, my team and I have heard from Alaskans statewide who received life-saving procedures, critical care for loved ones, and peace of mind knowing they...[ Read More ]

Governor Walker Announces Alaska’s Participation in Medicaid Leadership Institute

| Sep 23, 2015 | Alaska

September 23, 2015 ANCHORAGE — Governor Bill Walker announced this week that Alaska was named as one of six states chosen to participate in the 2015-2016 Medicaid Leadership Institute beginning in October. The other states named by The National Governors Association (NGA) and the Center for Health Care Strategies (CHCS)...[ Read More ]

Anchorage Law Firm Offers Pro Bono Representation for Medicaid Expansion

| Aug 26, 2015 | Alaska

Anchorage Law Firm Offers Pro Bono Representation for Medicaid Expansion August 26, 2015 ANCHORAGE – On Tuesday, Governor Walker announced that he had accepted the offer of pro bono representation from the Anchorage law firm Dillon & Findley to defend the Governor’s actions to expand Medicaid in Alaska. Dillon &...[ Read More ]