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Legislature votes to sue Walker, block Medicaid expansion

...assertion. In a statement emailed three minutes after the Republican press conference ended, Senate Minority Leader Berta Gardner, D-Anchorage, said in part that "elected officials wasting time and money on lawsuits to fight against the wishes and needs of...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-08-18/legislature-votes-sue-walker-block-medi
State | AK legislature
Committee reverts Erin's Law to original version

...with students four hours a week or more to receive training in recognizing the signs of childhood sexual abuse.Sen. Berta Gardner, D-Anchorage, who introduced one of the session's four original Erin's Law bills, said by phone Wednesday...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-06-11/committee-reverts-erins-law-original-ve
State
Winners, losers from Legislative session

...Alaskans would get benefits under expansion, but Republicans never brought it up for a vote.Senate Minority Leader Berta Gardner said she couldn't vote for the budget because it doesn't include Medicaid expansion that would help more low-income...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-06-14/winners-losers-legislative-session
State
$5B budget approved, ending session

...D-Anchorage; Harriet Drummond, D-Anchorage; and Reinbold. In the Senate, the "nay" votes were Minority Leader Berta Gardner, Sens. Bill Weielchowski and Johnny Ellis. All are Anchorage Democrats.Kito said by phone Thursday afternoon he...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-06-11/5b-budget-approved-ending-session
State
The Juneau Unitarian Universalist Fellowship thanks the Juneau community

...Parenthood; Margaret Vrolyk from Eckankar; Claire Richardson, volunteer chaplain at Bartlett Regional Hospital; Sen. Berta Gardner; and storyteller Tom Cosgrove. These individuals helped us to stretch and learn and worship joyfully and we are better...

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2015-06-07/juneau-unitarian-universalist-fello
Neighbors
Legislature finishes regular session; special session begins at 10 a.m.

...the state with only enough money to continue operating into the fall."The budget right now fails Alaska," Sen. Berta Gardner, D-Anchorage, said in a press conference following the end of the regular session.Gov. Bill Walker isn't waiting...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-04-28/legislature-finishes-regular-session-sp
Local | AK legislature
Chenault: Erin's Law won't pass this session

...coaches, and most school districts are cutting back to reflect the state's budget deficit.Senate Minority Leader Berta Gardner, D-Anchorage, changed her legislation because of that feedback, adding into her bill language that would have...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-04-17/chenault-erins-law-wont-pass-session
State | AK legislature
Gov forces House's hand after canceled confirmation vote

...Cox ended up withdrawing from reappointment because of attacks from conservative groups, said Senate Minority Leader Berta Gardner, D-Anchorage.Others, including Board of Fisheries appointee Roland Maw, have also dropped out of the running...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-04-15/gov-forces-houses-hand-after-failed-vot
State | AK legislature
Alternative Erin's Law bill gets first hearing

...have gotten a shoutout - twice - from Gov. Bill Walker, as recently as his Choose Respect speech last week.Sen. Berta Gardner, D-Anchorage, is sponsoring the other Erin's Law bill in the Senate. That bill has had two hearings.Just like...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-04-03/alternative-erins-law-bill-gets-first-h
State | Local | AK legislature
As the Alaska Legislature makes cuts, ripples will splash across the state

...going to sit here wondering what do we do now? ... It's a scary situation."In the same radio program, Sen. Berta Gardner, D-Anchorage, offered her own support of revenue sharing.Why then, have legislators been willing to cut funding...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-03-29/alaska-legislature-makes-cuts-ripples-w
State | AK legislature

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