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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...
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...
State | AK legislature
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...
$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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
State | AK legislature


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