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...It's going to give the White House some momentum going into the fall," said Jim Manley, a former adviser to Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev. "But I don't think anyone can expect the efforts to work with Republicans on trade to...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-06-26
Not For Web
Winners, losers from Legislative session

...up to 40,000 Alaskans would get benefits under expansion, but Republicans never brought it up for a vote.Senate Minority Leader Berta Gardner said she couldn't vote for the budget because it doesn't include Medicaid expansion that would...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-06-14/winners-losers-legislative-session
State
State workers to get layoff warning

...voting 11-4 about 7:40 p.m. to convene at 10 a.m. today.Sen. Bill Wielechowski, D-Anchorage and the Senate minority leader, objected to the idea of ending work. "We're prepared to go all night if we have to," he said. "I don't...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-06-01/state-workers-get-layoff-warning
Local | AK legislature
Chenault: Erin's Law won't pass this session

...train 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...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-04-17/chenault-erins-law-wont-pass-session
State | AK legislature
Gov forces House's hand after canceled confirmation vote

...Education 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...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-04-15/gov-forces-houses-hand-after-failed-vot
State | AK legislature
Session continues, budget vote pending

...session carries on, with a vote pending on a state spending plan.Senate President Kevin Meyer said Sunday that Senate minority leader Berta Gardner wanted to wait to take up the budget. Under legislative rules, the conference committee report...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-04-27/session-continues-budget-vote-pending
State
Legislators file first round of bills

...Josephson, and Jonathan Kreiss-Tomkins, D-Sitka, cosponsored similar anti-discrimination legislation. Senate Minority Leader Berta Gardner, D-Anchorage, previously said she is planning corresponding legislation but her bill was not...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-01-11/legislators-file-first-round-bills
Local | AK legislature
Ethics panel eyes how states collect fines

...align the requirements for contractors with those for legislative volunteers and interns.TJ Presley, an aide to Senate Minority Leader Berta Gardner, D-Anchorage, presented the bill to the committee and said that subjecting contractors to the...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-01-22/ethics-panel-eyes-how-states-collect-fi
State
Senate minority leader says education funding boost unlikely

...singing a different tune."I myself will call it a win if education doesn't get any further cuts," said Senate Minority Leader Berta Gardner, D-Anchorage. "In the current climate we have to steel ourselves and know there aren't going...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-01-07/senate-minority-leader-says-education-f
Local | AK legislature
Judge sides with state in ballot lawsuit

...to endorse the fused campaigns, called a unity ticket by supporters.Mallott had been on a ticket with state Senate minority leader Hollis French, the Democratic nominee for lieutenant governor, while Walker originally was running with independent...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-09-28/judge-sides-state-ballot-lawsuit
State

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