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Legislature approves all of Walker's commissioners in marathon joint session

...Walker's 89 appointees, confirming their spots at the helm of state departments and boards and commissions.House Minority Leader Rep. Chris Tuck, D-Anchorage, was excused. His partner had just given birth to a baby girl in Anchorage that...
State | AK legislature
Chenault: Erin's Law won't pass this session

...teachers and coaches, and most school districts are cutting back to reflect the state's budget deficit.Senate Minority Leader Berta Gardner, D-Anchorage, changed her legislation because of that feedback, adding into her bill language that...
State | AK legislature
Gov forces House's hand after canceled confirmation vote

...Chair Esther Cox ended up withdrawing from reappointment because of attacks from conservative groups, said Senate Minority Leader Berta Gardner, D-Anchorage.Others, including Board of Fisheries appointee Roland Maw, have also dropped out of...
State | AK legislature
House Democrats, Walker see Medicaid expansion as priority

...governor's preference is to work with legislators to get reform and expansion legislation passed.In an interview, House Minority Leader Chris Tuck, D-Anchorage, said he thinks that if the governor's bill were put to a vote in the House and Senate...
3 things to watch in the Legislature

...statehood and has not been changed substantively since, according to a legislative research brief requested by House Minority Leader Chris Tuck, who is among the legislators who have sponsored legislation to update the code. The National Guard Bureau's...
Munoz votes against, Kito for Medicaid expansion

...was excused, and Rep. Geran Tarr, D-Anchorage, who was absent.Then, after an afternoon's break, House Minority Leader Rep. Chris Tuck, D-Anchorage, successfully asked for another vote on the amendment. The final vote was 12-22...
State | AK legislature
Empire Editorial: Alaska should require genetically engineered foods to be labeled

...that list, and it should be. Currently, there are two co-sponsors of the bill, Rep. Scott Kawasaki and House Minority Leader Chris Tuck, but the bill has yet to see any support from Republicans.We'd like to see HB 92 gain some traction...
House Dems talk Native voting, languages

A bill sponsored by House Minority Leader Chris Tuck, D-Anchorage, aims to improve voter turnout - especially rural Alaska Native voter turnout, he said during a talk...
State | AK legislature
House minority caucus rebrands itself

...or-TEHZ) of Ketchikan, who is not affiliated with a political party.During a news conference Tuesday, House minority leader Chris Tuck drew comparisons between the caucus and administration of Gov. Bill Walker and Lt. Gov. Byron Mallott...
State | AK legislature
Former sex workers, advocates testify for, against bill

The Senate Judiciary Committee heard and held a bill sponsored by Minority Leader Sen. Berta Gardner, D-Anchorage, that would allow victims of sex trafficking to use coercion as a defense should they be brought...
State | AK legislature


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