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Empire Editorial: Thumbs up, Thumbs down for Dec. 22, 2014

...Christmas-week edition of Thumbs, we're going with all positive news. Enjoy and have a happy holiday!Thumbs up to Rep. Les Gara (D-Anchorage) and his program to get laptops in the hands of Alaskans in foster homes. The program is funded through...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-12-22/empire-editorial-thumbs-thumbs-down-d
Opinion
Rep. Les Gara hasn't ruled out run for governor in 2014

JUNEAU - State Rep. Les Gara said Monday that he hasn't ruled out a possible run for governor next year, but important conditions would have to be met for...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-07-02/rep-les-gara-hasnt-ruled-out-run-govern
State
Letter: Gara getting a bad rap on education

...recently heard some folks in Juneau making false accusations against Les Gara and his fight for education. I wanted to say thank you to Les for...straight on this issue. There is no one in Juneau I trust more than Les Gara.Janel WaltonAnchorage

http://juneauempire.com/letters/2014-02-17/letter-gara-getting-bad-rap-education
Letters
Empire Editorial: It's time to attack the attack ads

...enough negative political advertising in their mailboxes. They don't need more from of the state of Alaska.Rep. Les Gara, D-Anchorage, plans to introduce legislation next year that will put to an end attack ads published in the state Division...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-11-30/empire-editorial-its-time-attack-atta
Opinion
Walker administration reviewing royalty relief proposal

...state will receive little to no production-tax value from the field under the tax overhaul passed in 2013, said Rep. Les Gara, D-Anchorage, who said Caelus was "already getting a deal so sweet it causes cavities."The public comment period...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-12-04/walker-administration-reviewing-royalty
State
Kelly, Gara in oil tax duel at Chamber event

Rep. Les Gara D-Anchorage paid for his tardiness at Thursday's Chamber of Commerce...doing their jobs."ACES replaced Petroleum Profits Tax in 2007.Rep. Les Gara said he preferred if incentives given to oil companies came with provisions...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2013-04-04/kelly-gara-oil-tax-duel-chamber-event
Local
It's time for Alaska to act on student loans

...information at 269-0111. Share your thoughts!? Les Gara is an Anchorage Democrat who serves on the House Finance...loan rates and financial aid. You can reach him at rep.les.gara@akleg.gov, or 269-0106.

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2013-09-25/its-time-alaska-act-student-loans
Opinion
Gara to file bill against attack ads

...omission and released a supplemental guide including the candidate, who won the election by a small margin. But Rep. Les Gara, D-Anchorage, wants to make sure an attack ad never again appears in the pages of a state publication.Gara announced...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-11-25/gara-file-bill-against-attack-ads
Local
House majority, minority announce new organization

...Finance Committee: Mark 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...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-11-11/house-majority-minority-announce-new-or
Local
Juneau questions SB21 experts

...of the "Yes" side - those who oppose SB21, and therefore are voting "yes" to repeal it - included democratic Rep. Les Gara of Anchorage and Lisa Weissler, a Juneau attorney specializing in oil, gas and mining law. They faced off against former...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-07-15/juneau-questions-sb21-experts
State | SB21

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