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Senators seek hearing on Walker's Medicaid expansion plans

...Walker has the ability to pursue his plans regardless of what the committee says.Republican Sens. Anna MacKinnon and Cathy Giessel, who are committee members, requested Wednesday that the panel hear the matter.State law lays out a process by...
Lawmakers discuss Medicaid expansion

...there's a vote by members, that would immediately trigger Walker's ability to pursue his plans, Hawker said.Sen. Cathy Giessel, R-Anchorage, said she understands what the law says, but said the opportunity to publicly review the documents...
Final state budget figures reveal fewer cuts than popularly thought

...did not claim per diem during the second special session located there. However, several did. Republican Sens. Cathy Giessel and Lesil McGuire, both of Anchorage, claimed about $2,000 and $3,504 there, respectively.Republican Rep...
Committee advances revised sexual assault prevention bill

...readiness test to get a diploma.Dunleavy, R-Wasilla, said amendments are part of the legislative process. Sen. Cathy Giessel, R-Anchorage, said the bill has a central theme: the authority of parents to direct their children's education...
My Turn: Alaska Legislature should pass Bree's Law and Erin's Law

...healthy relationships. Senate Education Committee Chair Mike Dunleavy, and committee members Charlie Huggins and Cathy Giessel, should be ashamed of themselves for creating a "substitute bill" that adds unrelated portions causing the bill...
Alaska Editorial: Washington state should focus on its own plate

...unsolicited interference in the multi-faceted and nationally strategic economic development plan for the Arctic," Sen. Cathy Giessel, R-Anchorage said in announcing the passage of SJR18.At its outset, SJR18 notes that Alaska pursued statehood...
Bill to allow pharmacists to administer vaccines advances

...The Alaska Senate has passed legislation that would allow pharmacists to administer vaccines more easily.Sen. Cathy Giessel sponsored the bill that passed on Monday, which would allow pharmacists to administer vaccines without oversight from...
State | AK legislature
Senators hear public notices bill

...municipalities the option to stop publishing public notices in local newspapers.Through SB36, sponsored by Sen. Cathy Giessel, R-Anchorage, a city assembly would be permitted to pass an ordinance allowing the municipality to post public...
State | AK legislature
Photo: Women of the Alaska Legislature

...R-Anchorage; Rep. Charisse Millett, R-Anchorage; Sen. Murkowski; Sen. Berta Gardner, D-Anchorage; Sen. Cathy Giessel, R-Anchorage; Rep. Tammie Wilson, R-North Pole; Rep. Geran Tarr, D-Anchorage; from bottom left: Sen...
State | AK legislature
Representative rushed to ER after floor speech

...wife was brought onto the floor, and he was rolled into the House Speaker's Chambers on his chair.Olson and Sen. Cathy Giessel, R-Anchorage, a nurse practitioner, responded immediately to make sure the representative was stable. The Senate...


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