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Les Gara: SB 21 contains troubling provision 2012 and 2013's higher oil prices. SB 21 should be replaced by a law letting Alaskans share fairly when high prices create staggering corporate profits. Rep. Les Gara (D-Anchorage) can be reached at
Voices of Alaska: Politicians should understand the economic value of education

...even politicians should be able to understand. Reps. Les Gara (D-Anch.) and Harriet Drummond (D-Anch). Gara...the Legislature in 2013. They can be reached at and
Chamber report card: Alaskans deserve better

...not what Alaskans, our shareholders, deserve.Rep. Les Gara is a Democratic member of the Alaska Legislature. You can reach Rep. Gara or sign up for his newsletter at
Many ways to make a child's life better

...together to make Alaska a better place. Together. Rep. Les Gara is an Anchorage Democratic legislator. He can be reached at
Laptops one way to help kids in foster care to match it with a youth in your community.Rep. Les Gara is an Anchorage Democrat. He can be contacted at 907-269-0106; or you can contact him at
Wanted: People to make a difference in the lives of Alaska youth can call me at 269-0106. And, thank you!Rep. Les Gara is an Anchorage Democratic Legislator, and is a former foster youth. You can contact him at
Budget negotiators agree on per-pupil school funding given when the state faces multibillion-dollar deficits amid low oil prices and state jobs are being cut.Rep. Les Gara, D-Anchorage, said in a phone interview that he's hopeful a resolution can be reached soon. The new fiscal year...
Walker reduces amount available for oil tax credits

...Walker's budget director, Pat Pitney, told reporters. A package will then be prepared for lawmakers to consider.Rep. Les Gara, D-Anchorage, who during the regular and special sessions supported an approach to credits similar to what Walker...
Voices of Alaska: Buyer beware on Medicaid expansion

The Medicaid expansion described by Rep. Les Gara in his recent op-ed is a mythical creature that exists only in his dreams.To summarize the Anchorage representative: Medicaid...
Legislature fails to confirm Ruffner to Board of Fisheries

...the days leading up to the confirmation hearing. Both Kawasaki and Hughes voted against Ruffner's appointment. Rep. Les Gara, R-Anchorage, said he had not received a lot of feedback on Ruffner's appointment. Gara said he wanted someone...


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