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Governor Walker joins bipartisan call to work on healthcare

| Aug 31, 2017 | Alaska

Governor Bill Walker today joined a bipartisan group of U.S. Governors calling for immediate steps to be taken to make healthcare coverage more stable and affordable. The letter to Congressional leadership was signed by eight governors from both sides of the aisle. Governor Walker issued a statement: Alaskans face the...[ Read More ]

Governor Walker announces appointments to Boards and Commissions

| Jul 27, 2017 | Alaska

Below is an excerpt from State of Alaska Office of the Governor’s press release. The entire press release can be viewed on the governor’s website. Governor Bill Walker today announced 42 new appointments to Boards and Commissions. The appointments fill vacancies on several regulatory and advisory bodies, including the Governor’s Tribal Advisory...[ Read More ]

Governor Walker signs legislation to increase opioid awareness, education, and monitoring

| Jul 26, 2017 | Alaska

Governor Bill Walker today signed major opioid reforms into law as a critical next step in Building a Safer Alaska. House Bill 159 passed both houses with sweeping, bipartisan support; it was carried in the House by Representative Ivy Spohnholz (D-Anchorage) and in the Senate by Senator Peter Micciche (R-Soldotna)....[ Read More ]

Governor Walker reacts to vote on motion to begin debate on ACA repeal

| Jul 25, 2017 | Alaska

Governor Bill Walker today reacted to the U.S. Senate’s approval of a Motion to Proceed to debate on repealing the Affordable Care Act (ACA): As I have said before, I will not support any healthcare bill that hurts Alaskans or their access to care. Alaskans deserve a fair and transparent...[ Read More ]

Governor Walker’s Statement on Senate Health Care Bill

| Jun 22, 2017 | Alaska

Governor Bill Walker released the following statement today on the discussion draft of the Senate Republican health care bill: Alaskans pay the highest health care premiums in the country. In the Lower 48, a medical emergency typically means a $400 ambulance ride. In Alaska, it often means a $50,000 medevac....[ Read More ]

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 ]