Wednesday - September 23, 2020
Public Policy Tipoffs Involving Alaska Newsletter for Sunday June 28, 2020 ( 3 items )  

Battelle Awarded Contract to Enable Arctic Research
COLUMBUS, Ohio, June 26 -- Battelle, a nonprofit research and development organization, issued the following news release: The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded Battelle the Arctic Research Support and Logistics Services contract. On this 10-year, $260 million contract, Battelle and its partners will provide infrastructure and logistics support to academic researchers conducting NSF-funded studies in Alaska, Greenland, Canada and other Arctic areas. Through this contract, Battelle   more

Center on Budget & Policy Priorities: Expanding Medicaid in Okla., Mo., First Step to Improve American Indian, Alaska Native Health Care
WASHINGTON, June 24 -- The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities issued the following commentary by senior policy analyst Jessica Schubel: Voters in Oklahoma and Missouri will decide on June 30 and August 4, respectively, whether their states will adopt the Affordable Care Act's (ACA) Medicaid expansion, which would improve access to health care for hundreds of thousands of low-income Oklahomans and Missourians -- including tens of thousands of American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) people   more

Rocky Mountain Institute: U.S. Local Governments Lead the Way in the Clean Energy Transition
WASHINGTON, June 25 -- Rocky Mountain Institute issued the following news release: As of March 2020, local governments signed 335 deals to procure a total of 8.28 gigawatts of renewable energy over the last five years--more than the total energy generation capacity of Alaska, Hawaii, Rhode Island, and Vermont combined. This data was compiled by the Local Government Renewables Action Tracker, a new resource launched by the American Cities Climate Challenge Renewables Accelerator that documents r  more