NEWS: Last Day of Session – Still Time to Move Erin’s Law

JUNEAU – Today is day 90 of the first session of the 29th Alaska Legislature. Representative Geran Tarr (D-Anchorage) continues to remain hopeful the Legislature will pass Erin’s Law and become the 22nd state in the nation to approve this effective tool to prevent child sexual abuse.

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NEWS: Progress Made to Pass Erin’s Law to Protect the Most Vulnerable of Alaskans

JUNEAU – Representative Geran Tarr (D-Anchorage) offers thanks to the members of the House Education Committee for waiving House Bill 44 out of committee Friday, setting the stage for quick movement in the final days of the legislative session.  HB 44 is scheduled for a floor vote in the House today pending approval by the House Finance Committee.

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NEWS: Democratic Lawmakers Introduce Equal Pay and Living Wage Act

JUNEAU – Today, Representative Geran Tarr (D-Anchorage) and Representative Harriet Drummond (D-Anchorage) joined thousands of Americans taking action on unfair pay practices by introducing the Equal Pay and Living Wage Act. The bill, which is introduced on Equal Pay Day, increases the minimum wage to a $15 living wage starting January 1, 2017.

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