NEWS: Alaska Senate Passes Legislation to Expand the Creamer’s Field Migratory Waterfowl Refuge

Rep. Adam Wool Juneau – Today, the Alaska Senate unanimously passed legislation sponsored by Representative Adam Wool (D-Fairbanks) to expand the popular Creamer’s Field Migratory Waterfowl Refuge in Fairbanks. House Bill 70 passed the Senate by a vote of 20-0. The bill previously passed the House of Representatives by a vote of 37-1. HB 70 will now go back to the House for concurrence due to minor changes made during the committee process in the Senate.
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NEWS: Rep. Gara Offers Alternatives to Pay Cuts for Public Employees

Rep. Les Gara JUNEAU – Today, Representative Les Gara (D-Anchorage) submitted legislation to cut the cost of state government without voiding statutory cost of living pay increases for public employees. The Legislature is currently considering a rollback for pay increases in the proposed FY 2016 operating budget and individual bills in the House and Senate. Rep. Gara opposes these proposals.
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