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Compromise or 'coercion'?

...presented, and objected to it being called a "compromise."A compromise comes after two sides talk, said Rep. David Guttenberg, D-Fairbanks."A compromise isn't... 'here's what your compromise is,'" he said.House majority...
State worker raises on chopping block

...out of committee 6-4, with Republican Juneau Rep. Cathy Munoz and Democratic Reps. Bryce Edgmon, Les Gara and David Guttenberg voting against. Nullifying the increase in union contracts would save the state $57 million. Eliminating it for...
State | AK legislature
Capital budget includes $25 million in federal money for Juneau Road

...agencies observe us, and if we show hesitancy in any way" they are less inclined to fund the project, he said.Rep. David Guttenberg, D-Fairbanks, voiced concern that adding this money would push other capital projects down the list - with the...
State | AK legislature
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 panel advances bill to nix state employee pay raises

...advanced on a vote of 6-4, with Republican Rep. Cathy Munoz and Democratic Reps. Bryce Edgmon, Les Gara and David Guttenberg voting no. Munoz, of Juneau, and Edgmon, of Dillingham, are part of the House's Republican-led majority...
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 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 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 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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