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Category Archives: Press

VIDEO: Sen. Gardner – HB115 Income Tax

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NEWS: Senate Democrats Denounce Republican Majority’s Refusal to Meet in Joint Session

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 27, 2017 Senate Democrats Denounce Republican Majority’s Refusal to Meet in Joint Session JUNEAU – Today, the Republican Senate Majority voted along caucus lines to immediately adjourn a joint session called by a proclamation from Governor Bill Walker. The purpose of the session was to vote on confirmations of more than 100 Alaskans to fill vital […]

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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: Sen. Gardner and Rep. Josephson Introduce Companion Bills Requiring Disclosure of Oil Tax Subsidy Information

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE FEBRUARY 1, 2017 Sen. Gardner and Rep. Josephson Introduce Companion Bills to Require Disclosure of Basic Information About Oil Tax Subsidies JUNEAU — Today, Senate Democratic Leader Berta Gardner (D-Anchorage), and House Resources Committee Co-Chair Rep. Andy Josephson (D-Anchorage) introduced SB44 and HB99, allowing the state to release to the public critical information about our investments in […]

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NEWS: Alaska Senate Democrats Schedule Press Availability Wednesday Morning

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 24, 2017 Alaska Senate Democrats Schedule Press Availability Wednesday Morning Lawmakers will discuss upcoming legislation and a comprehensive fiscal plan JUNEAU — The Alaska Senate Democrats have scheduled a press availability Wednesday morning at 10:00am. The Senators will be discussing upcoming legislation regarding the Permanent Fund Dividend, and the Senate Democrats’ goals for a comprehensive fiscal […]

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NEWS: Alaska Senate Democrats Schedule Press Availability Wednesday Afternoon

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 17, 2017 Alaska Senate Democrats Schedule Press Availability Wednesday Afternoon JUNEAU — The Alaska Senate Democrats have scheduled their first press availability of the First Session of the 30th Alaska Legislature. The availability will allow lawmakers to address specific issues guided by questions from the media. The press availability will be held Wednesday, January 18, at […]

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NEWS: Senate Democrats Respond to Governor’s FY2018 Budget

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 15, 2016 Senate Democratic Caucus Responds to Governor’s Fiscal Year 2018 Budget ANCHORAGE — This afternoon, Governor Bill Walker released his proposed fiscal year 2018 budget which highlights previous reductions in state spending, a reintroduction of previous legislation to use the Permanent Fund Earnings Reserve account to help fund state government, and a statewide motor fuels […]

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NEWS: Senate Democrats Announce Minority Organization

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 9, 2016 Senate Democrats Announce Minority Organization ANCHORAGE – The Alaska Senate Democrats announced a new organization today for the upcoming 30th Alaska State Legislature which commences on January 17, 2017.  The caucus will include Senator Berta Gardner (D-Anchorage), Senator Dennis Egan (D-Juneau), Senator Donny Olson (D-Golovin), Senator Bill Wielechowski (D-Anchorage), and Senator-elect Tom Begich (D-Anchorage).  Senator […]

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STATEMENTS: Senate Democrats Comment on Medicaid Expansion Lawsuit Failure

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE PRESS STATEMENT June 27, 2016 Alaska Senate Democrats Applaud Court Ruling Denying Republican Attempt to Prolong Medicaid Lawsuit Against the Governor Senate Minority Leader Berta Gardner (D-Anchorage) – “Republican-led Majorities in the Senate and the House have spent hundreds of thousands of dollars of state money pursuing a lawsuit and appeals which they know they cannot win.  Where […]

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STATEMENT: Senate Democrats Disappointed at Lack of Fiscal Plan, Hopeful for Another Opportunity

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE PRESS STATEMENT June 19, 2016  Senate Democrats Disappointed at Lack of Comprehensive Fiscal Plan, Hopeful for Another Opportunity to Get it Right JUNEAU – Senate Minority Leader Berta Gardner: “From the very beginning, the Senate Democrats have said that the most important thing for the legislature to do this session is pass a comprehensive fiscal plan for the […]

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