Gov’t Regs Not the Place to Make Women’s Health Decisions

Today, democratic legislators Representative Geran Tarr, Representative Beth Kerttula, Representative Harriet Drummond and Senator Berta Gardner spoke out against the governor’s bureaucratic intrusion into Alaska women’s personal health decisions. The Parnell administration recently finalized regulations allowing government bureaucrats to determine which circumstances determine whether a woman’s abortion procedure is medically necessary, a determination previously left to health professionals.

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NEWS: It Doesn’t Have To Be This Way

Oil Wealth Giveaway increases deficit now, undercuts ability to replenish savings later

A small budget is not surprising, but the lost opportunities for Alaskans and inability to replenish state savings accounts due to recent changes to the state’s oil tax will cost Alaska in the future, said House Democratic leadership today in response to Governor Parnell’s proposed budget.

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NEWS: Report: Over 600 Alaska Teachers, Staff Eliminated Last Three Years

Democratic legislators push for solutions so students get the education they need

ANCHORAGE – Alaska schools lost over 600 teachers and staff across the state over the past three years as per-student classroom funding has remained flat, according to an Alaska Legislative Research Services report Representative Les Gara and Representative Harriet Drummond released today.

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NEWS: Gov’t Regs Not the Place for Women’s Health Decisions

Democratic legislators stand up against bureaucratic intrusion into women’s health decisions

ANCHORAGE – Today, House democratic legislators Beth Kerttula, Harriet Drummond and Geran Tarr spoke out against the governor’s bureaucratic intrusion into Alaska women’s personal health decisions. The Parnell administration recently announced it was bypassing the legislative process and applying language designed to restrict access to abortions through regulations.

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