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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: 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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NEWS: Democrats in Senate and House Call for Veterans Administration to Send Appeal Panel to Alaska

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 3, 2016 Democrats in Senate and House Urge Due Process for Alaska Veterans Lawmakers Call for the Veterans Administration to Send the Board of Appeals Panel to Alaska JUNEAU — Today, members of the Alaska Senate Democrats and the Alaska Independent Democratic Coalition sent a letter to Laura Eskenazi, the Vice Chairman and Executive in Charge of the Board […]

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NEWS: Senate Democrats Condemn Last-Minute Illegal Efforts of Republican Majority to Pursue Failed Lawsuit

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 6, 2016 Senate Democrats Condemn Last-Minute Illegal Efforts of Republican Majority to Persist With Failed Lawsuit JUNEAU – The Republican-led House of Representatives yesterday filed a notice of appeal to the Supreme Court in its case against Governor Bill Walker for accepting Medicaid expansion. A Superior Court ruling has already affirmed the authority of the governor […]

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NEWS: Alaska Independent Democratic Coalition and Alaska Senate Democrats Press Availability Scheduled for Tuesday Morning

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 18, 2016 Alaska Independent Democratic Coalition and Alaska Senate Democrats Press Availability Scheduled for Tuesday Morning Juneau – The Alaska Independent Democratic Coalition (AIDC) and Alaska Senate Democrats will hold a joint press availability Tuesday morning at 10:00 a.m.  Participants will include AIDC Leader Rep. Chris Tuck (D-Anchorage), Senate Minority Leader Berta Gardner (D-Anchorage), Sen. Bill Wielechowski (D-Anchorage), […]

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