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Thank you from Annual Fahrenkamp/Kelly Legislative Putting Tournament

...thanks go to Speaker of the House Mike Chenault, Tyra Smith-MacKinnon and to Doug Letch and Nona Dimond of Senator Gary Stevens' office. Doug and Nona are new team members this year and their help was invaluable. Thanks, as well to the Golfers...

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2014-04-20/thank-you-annual-fahrenkampkelly-le
Neighbors
Empire Editorial: Leave minimum wage to the voters

...McGuire (served in the House in 2002 and 2003), Sen. Kevin Meyer (served in the House in 2002 and 2003) and Sen. Gary Stevens (was in the House in 2002 and in the Senate in 2003).Seven others serving today were in office in 2002 and 2003...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-04-11/empire-editorial-leave-minimum-wage-v
Opinion
Senate panel considers dual track tenure system

...first out for new teachers even if some of them have proven they are rock stars," Wilson said.Committee Chairman Gary Stevens, R-Kodiak, said teacher tenure is a means of protection for many teachers."One teacher at the high end of a salary...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-04-01/senate-panel-considers-dual-track-tenur
State | AK legislature
Proposed constitutional amendment on education pulled from Senate calendar

...would."I would be surprised to see it again, frankly," Senate Education Committee chair, and critic of SJR9, Gary Stevens, said Wednesday.Dunleavy, R-Wasilla, told reporters he asked that SJR9 be returned to Senate Rules while he awaited...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-03-13/charter-school-amendment-pulled-senate-
State | AK legislature
Senate Education moves bill on grant program

...and Western Alaska without subtracting from a local district's budget.Dunleavy told Education Committee Chairman Gary Stevens of Kodiak his bill is constitutional since the grant program would be used to support individual learning plans.Sen...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-03-18/senate-education-moves-bill-grant-progr
State | AK legislature
Legislative Roundup: March 16, 2014

...correspondence studies. It would be administered by the Association of Alaska School Boards.Education Committee Chairman Gary Stevens of Kodiak asked for an opinion from the state Department of Law during an earlier review of Senate Bill 100 that creates...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-03-16/legislative-roundup-march-16-2014
State | AK legislature
My Turn: Anchorage state office boondoggle shows change is needed

...hint: nearly every Republican in the House and Senate, as well as Rep. Ben Nageak, D-Arctic; Republican Sens. Gary Stevens and Bert Stedman voted against.It's clear that the Republican Party of Alaska can't be trusted to do right by...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-03-12/my-turn-anchorage-state-office-boondo
Opinion
Panel questions charter student transit

...appeal to the education commissioner if its charter is denied by a local school board.Senate Education Committee Chair Gary Stevens, R-Kodiak, questioned the appeals process as written in the governor's bill."It just seems unrealistic to me...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-03-11/panel-questions-charter-student-transit
State | AK legislature
Senate to take up bill on reading programs

...program for kindergarten through third-grade public school students to meet grade-level expectations.Sponsor Sen. Gary Stevens, R-Kodiak, says the bill was not going to be pushed through the system in a hurry in order to give an appropriate...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-01-30/senate-take-bill-reading-programs
State
Tech for home school bill sticks in committee

...Education and Early Development out of a supervisory role for the program as called for in the bill.Committee chair Sen. Gary Stevens, R-Kodiak, requested that state legal services review the bill for constitutional concerns. The measure does call...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-03-04/tech-home-school-bill-sticks-committee
State

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