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Legislature adjourns; governor calls special session

...for the thousands of Alaskan working poor who are waiting for health care coverage," said Senate Minority Leader Berta Gardner, D-Anchorage.Walker has indicated he would call a special session dealing with Medicaid expansion and reform if...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-04-27/legislature-adjourns-governor-calls-
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Legislative session continues, with budget vote pending

...with a vote pending on a state spending plan.Senate President Kevin Meyer said Sunday that Senate minority leader Berta Gardner wanted to wait to take up the budget. Under legislative rules, the conference committee report on a budget is to...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-04-26/legislative-session-continues-with-b
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Lawmakers sweep $94 million into rainy day fund

...version. It represents the state's leanest capital budget since 2001. It passed the Senate 18-2, with Sens. Berta Gardner and Bill Wielechowski, both Anchorage Democrats, voting against.The state capital budget now goes to the House...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-04-11/lawmakers-sweep-94-million-into-rain
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Legislators not putting Alaskans first

...with sexual abuse, domestic violence and the need for education to correct these problems. Senators Lesil McGuire, Berta Gardner and Representative Geran Tarr have introduced 4 bills aimed at addressing the problems and are to be applauded for...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/letters/2015-04-07/legislators-not-putting-a
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Senate passes bill changing marijuana crime laws

...would have preferred to see marijuana removed from the state's controlled substances list.Sens. Johnny Ellis, Berta Gardner and Bill Wielechowski, all Anchorage Democrats, voted against the bill.Wielechowski said he thought marijuana should...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-03-30/senate-passes-bill-changing-marijuan
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Erin's Law: 'Stalking the Boogeyman'

...Committee.The proposed bill was presented in its first hearing to the Senate Education Committee Thursday by Sen. Berta Gardner, D-Anchorage, and was referred to the Senate Finance Committee.Rep. Geran Tarr, D-Anchorage, proposed the...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-02-15/erins-law-stalking-the-boogeyman
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Commissioner says districts responsive to school rankings

...school, but that the underlying goal is still to help students become proficient.Senate Education Committee member Berta Gardner, D-Anchorage, said during a news conference Wednesday that she thought the star system was preferable to other...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-02-14/commissioner-says-districts-responsi
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Sex workers seek funding for a lobbyist

...their own safety as trafficking. Burns plans to testify about the bill, sponsored by Anchorage Democratic state Sen. Berta Gardner, if it comes up for a hearing. Gardner said she isn't sure that a lobbying effort by Burns would be productive...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-02-03-1
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Ethics panel looks at how other states collect fines

...for contractors with those for legislative volunteers and interns.TJ Presley, an aide to Senate Minority Leader Berta Gardner, D-Anchorage, presented the bill to the committee and said that subjecting contractors to the same disclosure requirements...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-01-21/ethics-panel-looks-at-how-other-stat
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Alaska lawmakers will scrutinize budget, pot and Medicaid

...spending and looking at ways to deliver services more efficiently or differently. Incoming Senate Democratic Leader Berta Gardner said she will consider it a win if education, a major driver of the state's operating budget, isn't cut. But...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-01-18/alaska-lawmakers-will-scrutinize-bud
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