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Medicaid expansion rejected by House Finance

...expansion-stripped budget forward 8-3, with Reps. Les Gara, D-Anchorage; Scott Kawasaki, D-Fairbanks; and David Guttenberg, D-Fairbanks voting against.Saddler said at the meeting that the majority of the group wants to see a bill from...
House majority, minority announce new organization

...Neuman, R-Su-Valley (Co-Chair); Steve Thompson, R-Fairbanks (Co-Chair); Les Gara, D-Anchorage; David Guttenberg, D-Fairbanks; Scott Kawasaki, D-Fairbanks? Rules Committee: Craig Johnson, R-Anchorage (Chair...
Legislature confirms 4 state commissioners

...Democratic Reps. Scott Kawasaki and Chris Tuck were the lone members to vote against Balash's confirmation.Rep. David Guttenberg said Balash has an impressive resume but he said Balash was in many ways a creature of the Capitol. Kawasaki questioned...
State | AK legislature
House Finance advances gas line bill

...he saw a lot of will and desire to get a project done but noted the process is still in its early stages. Rep. David Guttenberg, D-Fairbanks, said he wants a project to be successful because of the positive impact that could have on state...
House changes little as state education bill advances

...proposed $25 million in one-shot funding. It failed on a 5-5 vote.Democratic Reps. Bryce Edgmon of Dillingham, David Guttenberg of Fairbanks, and Les Gara of Anchorage, voted with Republicans Cathy Munoz, of Juneau, and Holmes to support...
State | AK legislature
Elected AG bill overruled by others

...the House. Stoltze isn't sure it has the votes to pass."I'm not sure it's broken enough to fix," Rep. David Guttenberg, D-Fairbanks, said of the current appointee structure. "The problem is you want the most qualified person you...
State | AK legislature
Panel puts more money for education in budget districts avoid cuts, they would rather see a statutory increase rather than one-time appropriations.Rep. David Guttenberg, D-Fairbanks, said funding through the base student allocation allows districts to plan better. Rep. Les Gara...
State | AK legislature
House Finance completing work on state operating budget

...improve services to Alaskans with complex behavioral needs.It rejected a proposed amendment by Reps. Les Gara and David Guttenberg, the lone minority members on the panel, to provide an additional $101 million for school districts. Gara said...
House Finance balks over planned exiting exit exam

...would cost the state about $1.4 million to extend the contract with the company that performs the test.Rep. David Guttenberg, a Democrat from Fairbanks, said the students in question already have met curriculum requirements. That means...
House Finance takes up abortion funding

...8-3 to adopt a version of the bill without the language. Voting against were Reps. Les Gara, D-Anchorage, David Guttenberg, D-Fairbanks, and Lindsey Holmes, R-Anchorage.The Alaska Supreme Court has held that the state must fund...
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