Note from Rep. Gara: Medicaid Expansion: Facts & A Capitol Building Lecture Sponsored By An Outside Group That Opposes It.

Rep. Gara Newsletter

Last week I wrote on the Walker Administration’s proposal to accept $145 million in Federal Funding for Medicaid Expansion in Alaska this year. That Op-Ed follows and explains how accepting Medicaid Expansion, as many Republican and Democratic Governors have, will save state money, cut our state budget by $6.6 million (in just this coming year), create 4,000 needed jobs, and grant medical care and insurance payment help to thousands of Alaskans.

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NEWS: Legislation to Honor Veterans with Bravery Award License Plates Passes First Committee of Referral

Rep. Les Gara

Juneau – Today, the House Military and Veterans’ Affairs Committee passed House Bill 61 to allow the Department of Motor Vehicles to produce specialty license plates for recipients of the Bronze Star, Silver Star and other meritorious awards involving valor in battle. Current law leaves out license plate designations for a number of important combat related medals.

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