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Legislators raise concerns as hearings on 90-day session begin

...blueprint from Rep. Jay Ramras, R-Fairbanks, and Sen. Tom Wagoner, R-Kenai, who along with former Sen. Gretchen Guess, D-Anchorage, were sponsors of the citizen?s initiative approved by voters last year. ?I see precious...
Republicans retain control of state Senate, despite loss of 2 seats

...Republicans held a 14-6 majority in the Senate last session. In one of the closest races of the night, Rep. Gretchen Guess, a Democrat, held an 88-vote lead for a vacant Senate seat in East Anchorage over tourism businessman Tim Worthen...
Atwater a finalist for ASD superintendent job

...very stated criteria that every candidate was rated on and through the process we came down to the finalists," said Gretchen Guess, ASD School Board president.Atwater said there were four or five stages to the process. The finalists were chosen...
Senators contest session length limits

...90-day session limit came about. Wagoner and two former legislators, Rep. Jay Ramras, R-Fairbanks, and Sen. Gretchen Guess, D-Anchorage, were frustrated with not being able to persuade their colleagues to adopt shorter sessions. The...
School funding change clears first hurdle House Speaker Brian Porter, R-Anchorage; Peggy Wilson, R-Wrangell; Gary Stevens, R-Kodiak; Gretchen Guess, D-Anchorage and Reggie Joule, D-Kotzebue voted yes. Anchorage Republican Reps. Con Bunde and Joe Green voted...
Survey: 90-day sessions causing problems

...sponsored the initiative after failing to persuade colleagues to shorten the sessions themselves. Former Sen. Gretchen Guess, D-Anchorage, also was part of the effort. The measure narrowly passed in 2006, with 50.8 percent in favor...
Barnes falls, GOP retains or increases control of House

...Sprague's 36 percent with 70 percent of precincts reporting in District 8. In Anchorage's District 16, Democrat Gretchen Guess, the daughter of the late House Speaker Gene Guess, won with 61 percent of the vote, easily defeating Republican...
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...ties for fewer days each year if an initiative to limit legislative sessions makes it on the state ballot. Sen. Gretchen Guess, D-Anchorage, and Sen. Tom Wagoner, R-Kenai, and Rep. Jay Ramras, R-Fairbanks, are sponsoring an initiative...
Measure clarifies compensation rules for sexual assault

...for their attacks when their cases come before the Violent Crimes Compensation Board. The bill's sponsor, Rep. Gretchen Guess, D-Anchorage, said the measure corrects an unintended consequence of language in the law that set up the board...
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...the length of legislative sessions from 121 to 90 days. The sponsors, Rep. Jay Ramras, R-Fairbanks, Sen. Gretchen Guess, D-Anchorage, and Sen. Tom Wagoner, R-Kenai, have hired Hackney & Hackney Communications in Anchorage for...


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