first_imgDownload AudioThe Alaska House plans to continue pursuing a legal challenge to Gov. Bill Walker’s authority to expand Medicaid on his own.Gov. Bill Walker at a press availability, January 28, 2016. (Photo By Skip Gray, 360 North)Lawmakers faced a deadline on whether to appeal a judge’s decision tossing the challenge brought last summer by the Legislative Council. An appeal was filed on behalf of the House.A state court judge in March dismissed the case brought by the Legislative Council, upholding Walker’s action and finding that the federal Social Security Act requires Medicaid expansion.Senate Majority Leader Republican John Coghill of North Pole this week said he’d recommended lawmakers drop the case. While he said he supported the lawsuit, he felt support had dissipated.The council, in its suit, argued that the expansion population is an optional group that cannot be covered unless approved by the Legislature.Democratic lawmakers say the House leadership doesn’t have the authority to act on their own in pursuing the appeal.Democrats point to an opinion by the Legislature’s nonpartisan Director of Legal Services, Doug Gardner. Gardner informed Senator Gary Stevens in March that both houses of the Legislature would have to vote to pursue an appeal. Those votes never occurred.last_img read more

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first_imgRuby 2.5.0 is releasedRuby 2.5.0 has been released, making it the first stable release of the Ruby 2.5 series. It adds several new features such as support for branch coverages, automatic loading of the pp.rb library, and reversing the order in which backtrace and error messages are printed. This release features five to 10 percent improvement in performance by removing trace instructions from the bytecode. Block passing, Mutex, and ERB are also faster in this release.Scaleworks acquires Keen IOScaleworks has announced it acquired Keen IO, which is a tool that enables developers to create custom analytics for teams and customers. It also usually powers the dashboards in a lot of SaaS tools. “Scaleworks is committed to delight and build on the awesome relationships with customers that have been developed,” Ed Byrne, general partner at Scaleworks wrote in a post. “With renewed focus and an appreciation for what got Keen to where we are, we’re excited to fulfill Keen’s potential.” Apache has announced the release of Apache Meecrowave 1.2.0 and Apache OpenWebBeans 2.0.3. Apache Meecrowave is a server for microservices and standalone applications that is based on Java EE 8 technology. There are several ways to set it up, including maven plugins, programmatically as an embedded server, bundled as an application, or as a runner.Apache OpenWebBeans is an implementation of the JSR-365 CDI-2.0 specification. It has a modular structures and uses Dependency Injection scaling from Java SE environments. This release is focused on the Contexts and Dependency Injection CDI 2.0 specification.last_img read more

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