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Education = economic growth

...education funding has been frozen, and that means a 7 percent funding cut when taking inflation into account. Democratic legislators proposed stopping those funding cuts, but the Republican majority stopped those bills from passing. Gov. Parnell...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-02-10/education-economic-growth
Opinion
Kerttula accepts Stanford fellowship

...capable caucus, and we're still focused on the jobs the voters sent us here to do. We are confident House Democratic legislators will still have a positive impact for Alaskans this session."-New House Minority Leader Rep. Chris Tuck...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-01-22/kerttula-accepts-stanford-fellowship
State | Local
'I'm Just a Bill' How legal review can affect a proposed law

...to the Department of Law for help with drafting legislation or to seek clarification on a bill. Geraghty said democratic legislators might tend to use the legislative legal services department, but are entitled to similar services at the Department...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-01-19/im-just-bill-how-legal-review-can-affec
State
Oil wealth giveaway increases deficit now, undercuts savings later

...parts of the budget House Democratic legislators agree with, such as putting...retirement liability, which Democratic legislators have proposed in the past...willingness to work with Democratic legislators to address shortcomings in...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2013-12-15/oil-wealth-giveaway-icnreases-deficit
Opinion | AK legislature
Parnell denies Medicaid expansion

...commerce, the Anchorage NAACP, the Alaska Federation of Natives, the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium and democratic legislators have all recently expressed support for the expansion.Parnell previously said he had "serious concerns" about...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-11-17/parnell-denies-medicaid-expansion
State
Parnell proposes BSA increase in 'good faith'

...district."But the deal Parnell is trying to make with those who oppose vouchers or school choice, primarily democratic legislators, isn't appealing to Rep. Jonathan Kreiss-Tomkins, D-Sitka.Kreiss-Tomkins believes that public education...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-01-22/parnell-proposes-bsa-increase-good-fait
State | AK legislature
Parnell to introduce omnibus education bill Friday

...workforce by 6 percent.As to whether Parnell's education bill will be enough to make up financially for what democratic legislators have called "flat funding" with no increases to the BSA for the last four years, he said "that's part of...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-01-23/parnell-introduce-omnibus-education-bil
State | AK legislature
Kerttula to resign

...capable caucus, and we're still focused on the jobs the voters sent us here to do. We are confident House Democratic legislators will still have a positive impact for Alaskans this session."-New House Minority Leader Rep. Chris Tuck...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-01-21/kerttula-resign
State | Local
Parnell says 'No' to Medicaid expansion

...commerce, the Anchorage NAACP, the Alaska Federation of Natives, the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium and democratic legislators have all recently expressed support for the expansion.Parnell has said previously that he has "serious concerns...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-11-15/parnell-says-no-medicaid-expansion
State
My Turn: At-risk Alaska kids need foster parents

...Amy at (907)433-4600. Or you can call me at 269-0106. And, thank you!? Rep. Gara is an Anchorage Democratic Legislator, and is a former foster youth. You can contact him at rep.les.gara@legis.state.ak.us.

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2012-12-02/my-turn-risk-alaska-kids-need-foster-
Opinion

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