Preschool Pays Off for Kids, Public: House Democrats Show How

JUNEAU – Representatives Les Gara and Chris Tuck (both D-Anchorage), and Representative Scott Kawasaki (D-Fairbanks) made the case for increasing early childhood development efforts in Alaska. The representatives highlighted the economic returns of preschool education to Alaskan children, their families, and to the state as a whole, and they offered specific solutions for how Alaska can start realizing those benefits.

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Setting the Record Straight on the Knik Arm Bridge

JUNEAU- Today, Representative Les Gara released a Legislative Research report in order to set the record straight about certain aspects of the Knik Arm Bridge project.

“As the state grapples with looming budget deficits, it’s important to consider the recent $150 million request for funds from Knik Arm Bridge proponents,” said Rep. Les Gara.

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Note from Rep. Les Gara: Making One Life Better At a Time

We’re off and running in Juneau. Not running away. Just running, generally with purpose, and only sometimes in circles.

We Want You! Foster Care Mentorship Program Finally Up & Rocking
Oil Tax Hyperbole: Scaring Developers Away With Rhetoric?
Seniors Deserve a Doctor Who Takes Medicare: A State Solution

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Gara, French Urge Governor to Promote Alaska’s Oil Incentives

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Gara, French Urge Governor to Promote Alaska’s Oil Incentives Would-be producers need to know the breaks Alaska already offers for oil development   Today, Senator Hollis French and Representative Les Gara (both D-Anchorage) urged Governor Parnell to promote various tax breaks Alaska already offers in order to draw oil investment to …

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[BILL] HB11: Colonoscopy Coverage for Retirees

  Sponsor Statement HB 11 – Colonoscopy Coverage for Retirees      House Bill 11 fills an important hole in cancer-related insurance coverage that is available to those with private and state insurance, but not to retired public employees.      The legislation would extend coverage for colorectal cancer screening to retirees receiving health benefits …

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