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Rep. Les Gara

News: Bipartisan Bill to Stop Political Attacks in Publicly-Funded Alaska Election Pamphlet Passes Committee

Juneau – Today, the House State Affairs Committee passed House Bill 13 to eliminate the language in state statutes that allows political parties to include up to 2 pages of material in the official Alaska Election Pamphlet. Last year, some of that space was used for a negative ad. Reps. Les Gara (D-Anchorage) and Bob Lynn (R-Anchorage) are seeking the repeal of the section of state statutes that allows political ads in the election pamphlet.

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NEWS: Gara, Kawasaki Introduce Bi-Partisan Redistricting Proposal

JUNEAU – Today Representative Les Gara (D-Anchorage) and Representative Scott Kawasaki (D-Fairbanks) filed a constitutional amendment to end Alaska’s process of partisan, one-party-controlled redistricting. If passed and ratified by Alaskan voters, the bi-partisan redistricting legislation would let Alaska join nine other states with either non-partisan or bi-partisan redistricting, according to a report by the legislature’s Legislative Research Services.

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NEWS: Bi-Partisan Bill Would Honor Tlingit Elder, Create Walter Soboleff Day

Today, legislators from Southeast Alaska introduced bi-partisan legislation (HB217) to set aside November 14 of each year to honor the life and work of Dr. Walter A Soboleff, a revered Tlingit elder who passed away in 2011 at the age of 102. Representative Jonathan Kreiss-Tomkins (D-Sitka), Representative Peggy Wilson (R-Wrangell), Representative Cathy Muñoz (R-Juneau), and Representative Beth Kerttula (D-Juneau) are co-prime sponsors of the legislation.

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Rep. Les Gara

NEWS: Bi-partisan Work Leads to Housing Solutions, Vibrant Communities

Rep. Gara Applauds signing of bill to lower housing costs and help local businesses

Today, Representative Les Gara (D-Anchorage) applauded the signing of a bill that will make it easier for the Alaska Housing Finance Corporation to build affordable housing and vibrant communities in Alaska. Rep. Gara co-authored the legislation with Representative Mia Costello (R-Anchorage), which they co-sponsored, after a business in his downtown district called his office concerned about a law that was forcing it to close a popular community restaurant at Inlet Towers.

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