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Minority lawmakers push back on education budget proposal

...Subcommittee chair Lynn Gattis said Alaska's budget situation requires tough decisions.Still, Reps. Sam Kito III and Dan Ortiz (or-TEHZ') questioned the rationale behind some of the proposed cuts.

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-02-25/minority-lawmakers-push-back-education-
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Minority lawmakers push back on education budget proposal

...revenue to fund state government. The state is expected to use savings to help get by.Reps. Sam Kito III of Juneau and Dan Ortiz of Ketchikan questioned the rationale behind some of the proposed cuts. Ortiz, a former teacher who is politically unaffiliated...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-02-26/minority-lawmakers-push-back-education-
State | AK legislature
Ferry system budget slashed in committee

...Shelley Hughes, R-Palmer; Mike Chenault, R-Nikiski; Neal Foster, D-Nome; Liz Vazquez, R-Anchorage; and Dan Ortiz, I-Ketchikan. All, including chair Thompson, voted to push the budget forward besides Kito and Ortiz."I don't...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-02-26/ferry-system-budget-slashed-committee
State | AK legislature
House minority caucus rebrands itself

...caucus is now the Alaska Independent Democratic Coalition.The 13-member caucus is comprised of 12 Democrats and Rep. Dan Ortiz (or-TEHZ) of Ketchikan, who is not affiliated with a political party.During a news conference Tuesday, House minority...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-02-11/house-minority-caucus-rebrands-itself
State | AK legislature
House Dems talk Native voting, languages

...Democrat-led caucus is rebranding itself to embody more of an independent, nonpartisan spirit.With the addition of new Rep. Dan Ortiz, I-Ketchikan, the caucus is now known as the Independent Democratic Coalition, Tuck said."We are made up of Independents...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-02-11/house-dems-talk-native-voting-languages
State | AK legislature
Legislators file first round of bills

...D-Anchorage; Harriet Drummond, D-Anchorage; and Dan Ortiz, I-Ketchikan, the sponsors of HB 36, believe a state-funded...HB 36 - Reps. Gara, Josephson, Drummond, Kito, Dan Ortiz, I-Ketchikan, and Scott Kawasaki, D-Fairbanks - Providing...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-01-11/legislators-file-first-round-bills
Local | AK legislature
Governor, Juneau delegation greet newcomers

...private business, Tilton is looking forward to serving her state, where she has lived since she was 18 months old.Rep. Dan Ortiz, I-Ketchikan, retired from a career in teaching government last year and decided it was time to disprove the old adage...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-01-15/governor-juneau-delegation-greet-newcom
Local | AK legislature
Southeast lawmakers talk budget and different words

...paperless and another, co-sponsored by Rep.-elect Dan Ortiz, I-Ketchikan, that aims to create public protections...financial trajectory our state is on." Rep.-elect Dan Ortiz, I-District 36Ortiz, a brand-new lawmaker who took...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-01-14/lawmakers-talk-budget-and-different-wor
State | Local | AK legislature
Prefiled bills in plain English

...Department of Commerce, Community and Economic Development.? HB 53 - Reps. Jonathan Kreiss-Tomkins, D-Sitka, and Dan Ortiz, I-Ketchikan - Establishes public protections and a process for state application of pesticides in state-owned, public spaces...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-01-18/prefiled-bills-plain-english
Local | AK legislature
Alaska Editorial: Southeast lawmakers have chance to create working relationships with new governor

...party. He will chair the Senate Health and Social Services Committee.In the House, Ketchikan and District 36 elected Dan Ortiz to a term in the Nov. 4 election. Dan is an independent whose race wasn't decided until absentee and questioned ballots...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-11-25/southeast-lawmakers-have-chance-creat
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