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Ferry budget add-backs reconsidered

...to come back and close out the ferry items again, once negotiations are finished.Conference committee member Rep. Les Gara, D-Anchorage, spoke at the meeting against re-opening the ferry budget items. He said afterward that he thought...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-04-23/ferry-budget-add-backs-reconsidered
State | AK legislature
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
Legislature delays final word on Alaska Marine Highway budget

...Highway System.The conference committee left those items open for a meeting later this week. Committee member Rep. Les Gara, D-Anchorage, said it's because the members of the group tasked with finalizing the state operating budget have...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-04-16/legislature-delays-final-word-alaska-ma
State | AK legislature
Photo: Boxing up another session

Molly Carver, a legislative aide for Rep. Les Gara of Anchorage, fills boxes at his office on the fourth floor of the Capitol building in Juneau on Monday. The Alaska Legislature is continuing their work beyond their 90 day session to pass the state operating and capital budgets.

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-04-22/photo-boxing-another-session
State | Local
State worker raises on chopping block

...Bill 176 passed 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...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-04-13/state-worker-raises-chopping-block
State | AK legislature
Domestic violence prevention dollars deleted

...problem (of domestic violence), we can only react when it happens."The committee voted to approve the cut, with Rep. Les Gara, D-Anchorage, voting along with Olson to save the program.The committee had negotiated on 30 other operating budget...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-04-14
State | AK legislature
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
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
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
House votes to halt school bond repayment program

...Juneau was to help control spending, not increase it.But others pointed to the need for school maintenance. Rep. Les Gara, D-Anchorage, said he thought the five-year hiatus could just lead to more projects to pay off when the program...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-04-03/house-votes-halt-school-bond-repayment-
State | AK legislature

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