Rep. Tarr’s September 7th Newsletter: Reminder! Constituent Meeting Tonight- 6pm at Clark Middle School

Tonight at 6 pm Senator Begich and I will be hosting our fall constituent meeting from at Clark Middle School. We want to provide you with a budget update as well as address neighborhood public safety concerns. We have several invited guests to answer questions. We want to have the right people so all of your questions can be answered. Below are the confirmed guest speakers at this time. Food and drinks will also be served!

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Rep. Tarr’s August 31st Newsletter: September 7th Constituent Meeting Details: Invited speakers, Call-in number, and Facebook Live

Senator Begich and I would like to extend an invitation to you! Please join us for our upcoming constituent meeting where we will discuss neighborhood public safety as well as the budget and the upcoming special session. As you are all aware, there is a lot of concern and confusion about changes made with SB 91 as well as staffing with APD, neighborhood crime, and vehicle theft.

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NEWS: Governor Signs Bill Ending Cashable Tax Subsidies

Juneau – Today, Alaska Governor Bill Walker signed House Bill 111 into law, ending cashable subsidies on the North Slope, and making modest adjustments to Alaska’s oil and gas tax code. HB 111 was sponsored by the House Resources Committee, Co-Chaired by Representative Geran Tarr (D-Anchorage) and Representative Andy Josephson (D-Anchorage).

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Rep. Tarr’s July 20th Newsletter: Negotiating a Compromise to End Cash Payments to Oil Companies & Russian Jack Picnic

I’m pleased to write this after having worked hard to negotiate a compromise bill to end oil and gas cash subsidy payments. When asked about these subsidies in a recent budget survey, 93% of respondents in our area said they needed to end. I listened and worked with my colleagues, and as the Chair of the Conference Committee on HB 111, to make that a reality.

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NEWS: Compromise Achieved to Reform Alaska’s Unsustainable Oil Tax Credit System

Juneau – Tonight, the Alaska Legislature passed a compromise version of legislation to reform Alaska’s system of subsidizing the oil industry on the North Slope with tax credits. House Bill 111 ends Alaska’s unique cash for tax credits system and strengthens the four percent minimum tax to ensure Alaska receives some production tax revenue in times of low oil prices. Tonight’s compromise was brokered by House Resources Committee Co-chair Representative Geran Tarr (D-Anchorage), who served as the Chair of the HB 111 Conference Committee.

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NEWS: HB 111 Conference Committee Meeting Scheduled for Wednesday Afternoon in Anchorage

Anchorage – Representative Geran Tarr (D-Anchorage), Chair of the House Bill 111 Conference Committee, is calling the committee together for a meeting in Anchorage Wednesday at 3:00 p.m. to discuss a proposed compromise to end the unaffordable practice of paying oil companies on the North Slope cash for tax credits. The HB 111 Conference Committee is tasked with working out the differences between the competing versions of the bill passed by the Alaska House of Representatives and the Alaska State Senate.

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