I do not believe there will be a government shutdown. Making that prediction true requires that 60 legislators act as statesmen and stateswomen, and that they base their votes on facts, not the fiction some politicians use for a good TV soundbite. Let me be clear about a few things, and why the Senate and […]
Well, in my view this session has been a disaster with glimmers of good. I wish I could put a true and happier spin on this, but I canâ€™t. Iâ€™m including two press releases, one good and one bad.
Iâ€™m sorry for not bugging you with one of these newsletters in a while â€“ work has been crazy, and Iâ€™ve been battling to fix what I think is the worst piece of legislation this state has seen in a long time â€“ an oil tax bill that will create a fiscal cliff, cause $2 […]
A billion dollars here. A billion dollars there. Whatever.
I support the Second Amendment, am a gun owner, and support the right to bear arms – in a way that doesnâ€™t get you federal jail time.
JUNEAU â€“ Yesterday, Representative Les Gara (D-Anchorage) announced that the University of Alaska Anchorage (UAA) has endorsed a bill (HB17) by House Democratic legislators to lower the cost of student loans for students who put their skills to work in Alaska.
This Sunday from Noon till 2:00, Senator Ellis and myself, Les Gara, will be in Anchorage if you'd like to hear a legislative update, and share your thoughts and concerns. Or you can pretend that's why you're coming, bring your kids, and eat free pizza.