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Legislative session's focus narrowed to TransCanada buyout

...also gave the state and TransCanada a way out of a prior, failed gas line arrangement without a messy fight.Senate Minority Leader Berta Gardner, D-Anchorage, said TransCanada effectively is acting as a banker under the arrangement. In...
Legislature adjourns; governor calls special session

...promises and do something 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...
Legislative session continues, with budget vote pending

...session carries on, 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...
Ethics panel looks at how other states collect fines

...align the requirements 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...
Judge rules in favor of merged Mallot and Walker campaigns endorse the fused campaigns, called a unity ticket by supporters. Mallott had been on a ticket with state Senate minority leader Hollis French, the Democratic nominee for lieutenant governor, while Walker originally was running with independent...
Judge to move quickly on ballot lawsuit

...legitimately on it and went through the process.Before Treadwell's order, Mallott had been on a ticket with state Senate minority leader Hollis French, the Democratic nominee for lieutenant governor. Walker was on a separate ticket, running with...
House chairman: $3.7B border request 'too much' want to stop the problem, treat the children humanely and send them back. I guarantee you it will work," Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., said Friday in a speech in Louisville. Democrats and advocacy groups say such a...
Parnell signs budget bills, makes no vetoes

...deficits might be gone, Parnell said it could be next fall, given how subject the state is to the vagaries of oil.Senate Minority Leader Hollis French, D-Anchorage, said the oil tax cut and budget are dangerous for Alaska's economy."You always...
Democrats gear up for party convention in Nome

...side, the highest-profile contested race heading to August is that for lieutenant governor, featuring state Senate Minority Leader Hollis French of Anchorage and Palmer math teacher Bob Williams.Forrest Dunbar has been the more active Democratic...
Couples challenge Alaska same-sex marriage ban any it. A proposal to strike the same-sex marriage ban from Alaska's constitution, introduced by Senate Minority Leader Hollis French, D-Anchorage, during the last legislative session, went nowhere. Republicans control both...


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