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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...
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
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...
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 rates and financial aid. You can reach him at, or 269-0106.
Letter: Let Medicaid expansion come to a vote

...with Medicaid expansion were paying with state money. Let's do smart things to cut the budget deficit. This is one of the few that creates jobs and improves people's lives.Rep. Les Gara, D-Anchorage,Alaska House Finance Committee
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...
State | AK legislature
Juneau rep pulls vote on minority amendment

...priorities, including another try at Medicaid expansion.All but one amendment failed. The successful one, brought by Rep. Les Gara, D-Anchorage, would have added 23 caseworkers to the Department of Health and Social Services' Office of Children's...
State | Local | AK legislature
Negotiators agree on per-pupil school funding given when the state faces multibillion-dollar deficits amid low oil prices and state jobs are being cut.Rep. Les Gara, D-Anchorage, said in a phone interview that he's hopeful a resolution can be reached soon. The new fiscal year...
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...
State | AK legislature
DOR: Perm Fund draw wouldn't impact 2015 PFD checks

...earnings reserve could impact PFD checks."For FY16 and beyond, the question is ongoing earnings," he wrote to Rep. Les Gara, D-Anchorage. "As long as the FY16 earnings are at or above the average of the past five years, future dividends...


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