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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
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
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
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
SB 21 discussion today at Valley library

...Bill Corbus, former commissioner of revenue; Jim Clark, former chief-of-staff for Gov. Frank Murkowski; Rep. Les Gara, D-Anchorage; and Lisa Weissler, an attorney specializing in oil and gas.Moderator for the event will be Frank...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-07-14/sb-21-discussion-today-valley-library
Local
Empire Editorial: Know before you go (vote)

...the Mendenhall Valley Public Library, where Bill Corbus and Jim Clark will speak on behalf of keeping SB21, and Rep. Les Gara, D-Anchorage, and Lisa Weissler will speak in support of repealing it. The free event is from 5-7 p.m.The ramifications...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-07-13/empire-editorial-know-you-go-vote
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
Education reform bill becomes law

...Evidence shows that students prosper when they receive individual attention from teachers," Anchorage Democratic Rep. Les Gara said in a statement. "Failing to restore 600 lost teachers, career counselors and staff, and keeping summer school...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-05-14/education-reform-bill-becomes-law
State | Local
Success or bust?

...opponents say it's unnecessary, and that the state should save that money and funnel more toward education. Rep. Les Gara, D-Anchorage, distributed a cost breakdown that estimates the real cost of the project is actually somewhere between...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-04-27/success-or-bust
State | AK legislature
House moves PTSD sentencing bill

...traumatic brain injuries as a mitigating factor during sentencings of combat veterans.House Bill 313, sponsored by Rep. Les Gara, D-Anchorage, would allow a state judge to take PTSD and traumatic brain injuries into account as a possibility of...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-03-21/house-moves-ptsd-sentencing-bill
State | AK legislature

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