NEWS: Alaska House Votes to Oppose the Sale of Frankenfish

Juneau – The Alaska House of Representatives voted unanimously Friday night in favor of House Joint Resolution 28 sponsored by House Resources Committee member Representative Geran Tarr (D-Anchorage). HJR 28 puts the Alaska House on record opposing the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) approval of a genetically engineered salmon being sold for human consumption. Additionally, the resolution urges Congress to enact legislation requiring genetically engineered products be labeled.

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Rep. Tarr’s Newsletter: Tonight: PFD, Income Tax Public Testimony & Constituent Teleconference Meeting

I am hosting one more teleconference, tonight April 15th at 7:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. This is the last teleconference meeting scheduled right now, but that could change if the Session is extended. If you have any questions about the budget or any other legislation, call in at 1-844-586-9085.

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Alaska Independent Democratic Coalition Press Availability Scheduled for Wednesday Morning

Juneau – The Alaska Independent Democratic Coalition (AIDC) will hold a press availability Wednesday morning at 10:00 a.m. Participants will include AIDC Leader Rep. Chris Tuck (D-Anchorage), House Finance Committee member Rep. Scott Kawasaki (D-Fairbanks), and House Resources Committee member Rep. Geran Tarr (D-Anchorage).

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Rep. Tarr’s Newsletter: Child Abuse Prevention Efforts & Budget Update

I hope you wore blue yesterday. In the Capitol, and across the state, wearing blue meant that you support raising awareness and preventing child abuse in your community. We hosted a rally on the Capitol steps with Department of Health and Social Services Commissioner Val Davidson as our speaker. April is Child Abuse Prevention Month and we are taking steps to raise awareness and enact policies that will prevent child abuse. Last year our focus was Erin’s Law and Bree’s Law, that passed last June, and is now being implemented.

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NEWS: Alaskans Encouraged to Wear Blue Today to Raise Awareness of Child Abuse

Juneau – Today, members of the Alaska Legislature will join the effort to raise awareness of child abuse by participating in Go Blue Friday. Representatives Geran Tarr (D-Anchorage) and Ivy Spohnholz (D-Anchorage) are asking lawmakers and staff to show support for efforts to stop child abuse in Alaska by wearing the color blue today.

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Rep. Tarr’s Newsletter: Budget Chart & Weekly Budget Updates!

Happy Good Friday! April is just around the corner! We’ve got almost three weeks left before the end of Session, and still so much to complete. It doesn’t seem like there’s enough time in the day to get things done, but for the most part, our office is working hard to make changes.

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