Rep. Guttenberg’s Newsletter: Chancellor Rogers Retires and Medicaid Update

Rep. Guttenberg's Legislative Report Last week I attended Brian Rogers’ retirement party at the Wood Center, where a group of his longtime friends, family and coworkers paid tribute to the contributions he has made over the years as Chancellor at UAF. I’ve known Brian since he sold lemonade out of a step ban on campus years ago. He is a dear friend of mine. Although we were there to say goodbye to one of Fairbanks’ great leaders, it remained a celebration as several people spoke in his honor.
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NEWS: Rep. Guttenberg Hires a New Finance Aide

Rep. David Guttenberg FAIRBANKS- Representative David Guttenberg (D-Fairbanks) announced this week that he has hired a new finance aide. Kyle Campbell grew up in the Goldstream Valley and has been involved in local Fairbanks community organizations for most of his life. With a background heavily focused on science and community outreach, Campbell is looking forward to expanding his horizons while working for the Alaska State Legislature.
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NEWS: Welcome to Alaska Mr. President

ANCHORAGE – The thirteen members of the Alaska Independent Democratic Coalition are excited to welcome President Barak Obama to Alaska this week. The President is scheduled to speak tonight at the GLACIER conference at the Dena’ina Center in Anchorage followed by trips to rural Alaska later this week. The GLACIER conference, which is focused on the Arctic, will include foreign dignitaries and experts on Arctic issues.
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Rep. Guttenberg’s Newsletter: Costly Legislative Lawsuit on the Horizon

Rep. Guttenberg's Legislative Report On Tuesday leg council announced plans to sue Gov. Walker in an effort to block his authority to expand Medicaid in Alaska. This comes as no surprise considering the opposition the Governor faced since he first introduced Medicaid expansion into the budget during the regular 90 day session. It was blocked by a few and has landed us where we are today—about to spend half a million dollars during a deficit budget on corporate lawyers to carry out a lawsuit against an expansion that would bring in federal money to the state and create thousands of jobs.
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