NEWS: Rep. Tarr Supports Welcoming Anchorage Celebration to Promote Cultural Diversity and Economic Development

ANCHORAGE – This week, the Municipality of Anchorage, local businesses, and area residents will participate in the Welcoming Anchorage Celebration in conjunction with National Welcoming Week. Representative Geran Tarr (D-Anchorage) plans to participate in several events including the Welcoming Anchorage Celebration Saturday afternoon at the Northway Mall.

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Rep. Tarr’s Newsletter: Independent Democratic Coalition Asks Republican Leadership to Drop Medicaid Lawsuit

Dear Friends and Neighbors,

If that chill in the air is any indication, it looks like summer is drawing to a close. I hope everyone had a great summer and got a chance to visit the Fair, and I hope you’re geared up for a lot of fun winter activities.

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NEWS: Legislative Council Must Drop Medicaid Expansion Lawsuit to Save Money and Secure Better Health Outcomes for Thousands of Alaskans

ANCHORAGE – Today, the members of the Alaska Independent Democratic Coalition (AIDC) and the Alaska Senate Democrats sent a letter to the majority leadership in the Alaska Legislature asking them to drop the lawsuit intended to stop Medicaid expansion in Alaska.

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NEWS: Welcome to Alaska Mr. President

ANCHORAGE – The thirteen members of the Alaska Independent Democratic Coalition are excited to welcome President Barak Obama to Alaska this week. The President is scheduled to speak tonight at the GLACIER conference at the Dena’ina Center in Anchorage followed by trips to rural Alaska later this week. The GLACIER conference, which is focused on the Arctic, will include foreign dignitaries and experts on Arctic issues.

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Rep. Tarr’s Newsletter: Big news! Judge Pfiffner says Medicaid expansion can go ahead September 1

Last week my Republican colleagues voted to sue Governor Walker for his decision to move forward with Medicaid expansion. I did not support moving forward with a lawsuit because a majority of Alaskans support Medicaid expansion, because Medicaid expansion will save the state hundreds of millions of dollars, because Republican leadership refused to hear expansion and reform bills during the special sessions, and because at a time when we are cutting essential state services we don’t need to waste money on a costly lawsuit suing ourselves.

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NEWS: Lawmakers Applaud Superior Court Decision to Allow Medicaid Expansion to Proceed in Alaska

ANCHORAGE – Today, Superior Court Judge Frank Pfiffner denied the Legislative Council’s request to stop the implementation of Medicaid expansion in early September. The ruling is being praised by the members of the Alaska Independent Democratic Coalition (AIDC).

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NEWS: Erin’s Law Documentary to be Shown Nationwide August 30 on TLC

ANCHORAGE – The cable television channel TLC, in partnership with two leading child abuse prevention organizations, will air a new documentary later this month exploring the challenges faced by the victims of child sexual abuse. Rep. Geran Tarr (D-Anchorage) has been working on solutions to the epidemic rate of child sexual abuse in Alaska and is encouraging Alaskans to watch “Breaking the Silence” Sunday, August 30 at 6 pm Alaska time. 

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Rep. Tarr’s Newsletter: Meeting with Mayor Berkowtiz, thread Book Party, and Youth Leadership Training

Teachers are already back in the classroom gearing up for this year’s classes, and our kids will be joining them next week. I can hardly believe it! I hope everybody has been making the most of the summer, and that you get a chance to get out and have some fun this weekend.

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