Category - Rep. Geran Tarr

House Passes Legislation to Grow Agriculture Industry and Support “Alaska Grown” Product

Juneau – Tonight, the Alaska House of Representatives passed legislation to increase sales of “Alaska Grown” agricultural and fisheries products. House Bill 217 accomplishes three things; allows the Division of Agriculture to increase “Alaska Grown” marketing, supports farm touring in Alaska, and encourages the State of Alaska, school districts, and municipalities to buy more “Alaska Grown” agricultural and fisheries products.

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Fighting for economic fairness, Go Blue Friday for child abuse prevention

Our shared values include fairness and equality. It was with that in mind that I stood up and fought for economic fairness in this year’s budget. We live in the poorest district in Anchorage, with an average income just over $20,000 (Figure 1). We are neighborhoods full of the working poor and those working paycheck to paycheck to make ends meet. Wages haven’t kept up with inflation and housing and health care have outpaced wages. Many of the families in our area live on the edge. This is why I have fought so hard for a fiscal plan that is fair to all Alaskans

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Rep. Tarr March 21st Newsletter: Operating budget, Rape Kit Reform, Brown Jug Closures & Students Standing Up Against Gun Violence

Last This week the House has the Operating Budget on the floor. This year the budget can be characterized as a status quo budget that is aiming to maintain essential services. This is difficult because in some cases, like education, a status quo budget will lead to additional layoffs of teachers. We are trying our hardest to avoid these cuts and find ways to....

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Rep. Tarr’s March 13th Newsletter: Thank You For Coming To Anchorage Caucus & Growing Our Adventure Recreation Economy

It was great to see people from our area at the Anchorage Caucus last weekend. The University was packed, with Anchorage legislators gathering together in one place to hear ideas from constituents. We had Anchorage School District counselors and students and neighbors from most districts. We had discussion on a number of topics ranging from the budget and taxes to education funding to challenges counselors are having meeting the needs of students. We talked about gun violence prevention, funding for.....

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Rep. Tarr’s March 1st Newsletter: Thanks for attending our constituent meeting!

A huge thank you to everyone who attended our constituent meeting this past weekend. I was so happy to see dozens of neighbors, who had to deal with several inches of new snow and slippery roads, come out to join us for a conversation on neighborhood priorities and get an update on what we’re working on in the Capitol. Topics brought up by neighbors ranged from....

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Legislation Introduced to Create the Alaska Commission for Women and Girls

Juneau – Representative Geran Tarr (D-Anchorage) introduced legislation this week to create a Commission for Women and Girls to identify legal problems that prevent women from earning equal pay for equal work in Alaska. The commission will also work to determine best practices to promote economic, social, legal, and political justice for women. House Bill 392 calls for the commission to create a report to be presented to the Alaska Governor and the Alaska Legislature every two years with policy recommendations and a plan of action with achievable goals.

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Rep. Tarr’s February 21st Newsletter: Can’t Wait To See You This Weekend!

I’m really excited to be able to go home this weekend, along with Senator Begich, for our constituent pizza party. I can’t wait to check in with all of you, see how you and your family have been this winter, and answer any questions you might have. The meeting is at Clark Middle School at 10:30 am. We’ll have the meeting first, then have pizza for lunch. If you can’t make it, my office is always open, please don’t hesitate to call us at (907) 465-3424, or send an email voicing your concerns. If you don’t get my email newsletter, please send me an email at Rep.Geran.Tarr@akleg.gov to sign up.

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