12/01/14 - 11:01pm
JUNEAU — In his first speech after taking office, Alaska Gov. Bill Walker said his administration would begin work immediately to expand Medicaid in the state.
Walker took the oath of office Monday in Juneau — becoming the state’s first governor not affiliated with a political party — on a Bible that his spokeswoman said had been in his family since the 1800s. He was sworn in, surrounded by family and by Alaska Supreme Court Justice Daniel Winfree, who joked at the end: “You may now kiss the bride.”
And Walker did, leaning over to kiss first lady Donna Walker.