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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...
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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...
State workers to get layoff warning 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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Local | AK legislature
Judge sides with state in ballot lawsuit 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...


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