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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...

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
My Turn: An overdue ounce of prevention

...her mission to protect Alaska's children. Despite the efforts and advocacy of Sen. Lesil McGuire (R) and Sen. Berta Gardner (D), in contrast to the unanimous vote of support in 2014, HB44 was parked in the Senate at session's end.Knowing...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-05-25/my-turn-overdue-ounce-prevention
Opinion
First special session concludes

...not attend the Thursday floor session in Anchorage. He streamed the session from his office in the Capitol.Sen. Berta Gardner, D-Anchorage, was excused for the day.Senate President Kevin Meyer, R-Anchorage, called the Senate immediately...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-05-22/first-special-session-concludes
State | Local | AK legislature
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

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