On Thursday, Representative Charisse Millett (R-Anchorage), Representative Jonathan Kreiss-Tomkins (D-Sitka), Representative Benjamin Nageak (D-Barrow), and Representative Bryce Edgmon (D-Dillingham) announced they are pre-filing the Alaska Native Language Bill to make each of the Native languages in Alaska an official language of the state.
Representative Geran Tarr was elected as 2014 State Director with Women In Government by her fellow state legislative colleagues this past year. State directors help ascertain important issues in their states so that Women In Government can tailor programming to these needs.
(ANCHORAGE) â€“ On Tuesday, Representative Les Gara and Facing Foster Care in Alaska (FFCA) launched the Laptops for Foster Youth Holiday Drive.
Friday, Representative Les Gara and Representative Scott Kawasaki announced they were filing legislation to prevent recently recommended pay raises for the governor and his top cabinet members from taking effect while Alaskans suffer from cuts to state services and the state is depleting its savings.
Yesterday, two Democratic legislators and a former child protection worker called on Governor Parnell to enact recommendations in a child protection report his administration commissioned to identify ways to improve the Office of Childrenâ€™s Services (OCS).
Yesterday, the Alaska Chapter of the American Planning Association honored Representative Les Gara and the Alaska Housing Finance Corporation with its Best Practices Award for their work on legislation to promote vibrant neighborhoods and desirable businesses in low and middle income residential developments.
Alaskaâ€™s old law prohibiting the use of certain visual display screen devices while driving did not prohibit texting while driving, according to an Alaska Court of Appeals decision issued this week. The decision upholds Kenai Peninsula Magistrate Jennifer K. Wellsâ€™ action that called the law into question and inspired Representative Les Gara (D-Anchorage) and former […]
Yesterday, Representative Les Gara (D-Anchorage) announced that those wishing to donate laptop computers to the Laptops for Foster Youth program may drop them off at his legislative office in downtown Anchorage.
ANCHORAGE â€“ Alaska schools lost over 600 teachers and staff across the state over the past three years as per-student classroom funding has remained flat, according to an Alaska Legislative Research Services report Representative Les Gara and Representative Harriet Drummond released today.