Alaska's budget-focused lawmakers near half-way point


JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) – Legislators this week have reached the half-way point of the scheduled 90-day session, with the House working toward finalizing its version of the state operating budget and a Senate committee working on a measure geared toward curbing and containing state Medicaid costs.

Bill that would keep Planned Parenthood from providing sex education in schools and restrict how the Board of Regents regulates concealed handguns on university campuses have garnered recent attention. But the Senate remains on schedule with its review of the budget and hasn’t lost sight of the fo...

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