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NEWS: Senator Olson Condemns Statements Made by Wasilla Representative

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 8, 2017 Senator Olson Condemns Statements Made by Wasilla Representative JUNEAU – On the Senate floor yesterday, Senator Donald Olson (D-Golovin) came out strongly condemning statements made by Rep. David Eastman (R-Wasilla) to the Associated Press and Alaska Public Media, that women in villages get pregnant intentionally to get a “free trip to the city” for […]

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NEWS: Sen. Gardner’s SB53 Seeks to Provide Alaskan Women With Consistent Reliable Birth Control

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 10, 2017 Senator Berta Gardner Introduces Bill to Allow Alaskan Women to Purchase Twelve Monthsof Oral Contraceptives at a Time SB53 Designed to Reduce Unplanned Pregnancy, Abortion, and Reliance on Government Services JUNEAU — Senator Berta Gardner (D-Anchorage) has introduced Senate Bill 53, which would require health insurance providers in the state to offer consumers the […]

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NEWS: Birth Control Bill Passes Out of HSS Committee

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MARCH 30, 2016 Birth Control Bill Passes Out of Health & Social Services Committee JUNEAU – On January 22, 2016, Senator Berta Gardner (D-Anchorage) introduced Senate Bill 156, which would allow health insurance providers in the state to provide women 12 months of prescription hormonal contraceptives at a time. Today SB156 had its second hearing in the […]

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NEWS: State Legislators Call for End to Gender Pay Gap in Alaska

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEJanuary 29, 2016 State Legislators Call for End to Gender Pay Gap in Alaska Sen. Gardner, Rep. Tarr, and Rep. Drummond Join National Push for Equal Pay on 7th Anniversary of Lilly Ledbetter Act JUNEAU — Representative Geran Tarr (D-Anchorage), Representative Harriet Drummond (D-Anchorage), and Senator Berta Gardner (D-Anchorage) are joining lawmakers in more than 20 states in […]

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