REP. LES GARA

An Alaska we can all believe in

The debate in Juneau is about what kind of state we want to live in. Read more

My Turn: Budget problem magnitude and solutions

Political soundbites that propose easy fixes to Alaska’s massive budget deficit get votes. They’ll also get you one of the worst recessions in Alaska history,... Read more

My Turn: Special session should include oil tax reform

Today oil companies are getting a sweetheart deal, at the same time Gov. Bill Walker has used his veto pen to cut public education funds,... Read more

My Turn: Stealth provisions in PFD bill

You probably don't know the Permanent Fund bill you've read about has stealth provisions requiring continued (as in "continuing forever into the future") cuts to... Read more

My Turn: Open discussion needed on oil taxation

I appreciate vibrant discussion on public policy, but some are proposing revenue plans that notably ask citizens to pay and leaving Alaska's three major oil... Read more

My Turn: Medicaid expansion has majority support, just not 'the majority'

According to a recent study, Alaska is either in a recession or on the brink of one. It's time for non-partisan solutions, not playing Russian... Read more

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