The Alaska House Majority Coalition is taking the lead on common sense protection of baseline education funding.

The Alaska House Majority Coalition is taking the lead on common sense protection of baseline education funding. This video is a call for Alaskans to help our Coalition pass legislation that will promote stability and end the yearly uncertainty facing school districts, parents, teachers and students.

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NEWS: “Laptops For Foster Youth” Drive: Help Bring In A New Year of Success For Alaska’s 3,000+ Foster Youth

Anchorage – Representative Les Gara (D-Anchorage) and Facing Foster Care in Alaska founder Amanda Metivier are launching their holiday drive to bring more laptops to foster youth so they can succeed in school and life. Rep. Gara and Metivier, both former foster youth, founded the Laptops for Foster Youth effort at the suggestion of many youth who faced barriers to success, including the lack of computers and internet access needed for schoolwork.

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Rep. Gara’s November 20th Newsletter: Consumer Car Buying Alert and Health Insurance Deadline

I used to do a bit of consumer protection work, and in doing that learned a bit about car selling practices that, if you ever buy a new car, might help you get a more fair deal. In addition, I wanted to pass along some information about enrolling for health insurance before the December 15 deadline.

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NEWS: Alaska Car Buyers: Don’t be Fooled by Dealers’ Games

Anchorage – Today, Representative Les Gara (D-Anchorage) issued the following alert to help consumers avoid unfair car dealer practices and negotiation strategies. Consumers should know the truth as they negotiate one of the largest purchases they will ever make. It is no secret that car dealers often use strategies to overcharge consumers for a new car.

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Rep. Gara’s November 13th Newsletter: Senate Leaders Choose No Jail Time for Car Theft, Sexual Abuse of Minors (and a Bigger Recession!) Over Staying at Work

I’m here in Juneau, with almost no senators. That’s been the case for most of Special Session, as most Republican Senate majority members skipped work the first ten days of this 30-day Special Session and then left for good this past Saturday.

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Rep. Gara’s October 27th Newsletter: Saturday and Monday Crime Bill Public Testimony: How, When, and Where to Testify

After four days in the House Judiciary Committee, the bill to strengthen criminal penalties where prior law left them arguably (in my view) too soft has passed, and is now being heard by the House Finance Committee. I am on that committee, and serve as Vice Chair.

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