NEWS: Costello, Gara Announce Bi-Partisan Bill to Protect Patient Dignity and Privacy in End of Life Health Care Decisions

Today, Representative Les Gara (D-Anchorage) and Representative Mia Costello (R-Anchorage) announced they will pre-file legislation to protect the privacy and dignity of patients who are non-responsive and on life support. The bill would require the state Department of Health and Social Services to keep a person’s living will or health care directive on file to assist medical providers in locating it.

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Note from Rep. Gara: Guv’s Budget: No Raise For Kids & A Proposed Governor Pay Raise??

Dear Neighbors,

What’s bad for the goose is bad for the gander. Or better put, you can’t ask for yourself what you don’t give to others.

Yesterday the Governor introduced his budget. Smart cuts and efficiencies are needed in light of the $2 billion drop in Alaska revenue projected for next year. And with the Governor’s new oil tax law – which will guarantee multi-billion dollar deficits long into the future, a budget, even a reduced one, should have a vision.

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Note from Rep. Gara: Holiday Giving, Fundraising Film, and We Won One

Dear Neighbors,

I hope you all had an enjoyable Thanksgiving weekend, and aren’t still suffering from your overdose of tryptophan and butter. I lost 3 pounds before Thanksgiving, and it just came back and found me.

Help A Foster Youth Non-Profit By Watching A Movie and Eating At the Bear Tooth Today or Tomorrow!

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ADVISORY: Rep. Tarr to Introduce GM Labeling Bill

JUNEAU – Today Representative Geran Tarr (D-Anchorage) announced she will introduce legislation requiring labeling for genetically modified foods sold in Alaska. She made the announcement at today’s March Against Monsanto, an event that had some 400 people in attendance.

Today’s Anchorage march was part of an international event happening in over 400 cities across the globe.

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