NEWS: In-State Gas: Gasline Proposal Needs More Assurances about Affordable Local Gas

JUNEAU – House Democratic legislators are working with the House Resources Committee to make sure the Legislature does what it can to assure Alaskans get access to affordable gas for in-state use from the governor’s proposed liquefied natural gas project.

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ADVISORY: National Leader on Sexual Abuse Prevention in Alaska to Promote “Erin’s Law” 

JUNEAU – Erin Merryn, a national leader on preventing childhood sexual abuse, will be in Anchorage and Juneau this week lobbying for passage of “Erin’s Law” which would help teach children to protect themselves from sexual predators. Merryn, a survivor of childhood sexual abuse, is making her first visit to Alaska after successfully helping pass “Erin’s Law” in eleven other states.

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Tarr’s Times from Rep. Tarr: Open Government is Good Government

In my last newsletter, I told you about H.B. 329, a piece of legislation I proposed based on the idea of Collaborative Governance. This week, I invite you to join me, as well as people and organizations across the country, to celebrate Sunshine Week. Join us in a nationwide discussion about the importance of access to public information and what it means for you and your community.

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NEWS: Democrats Move Pro-Job, Public Education and Cost-Saving Budget Amendments

JUNEAU – Today, Alaska House Democratic legislators offered a series of amendments to the state operating budget to improve public education, promote workforce development, and trim wasteful spending.

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Rep. Tarr’s Newsletter: Bills Inspired Locally & Free Dental Care

A number of the bills that I have proposed this session are based on comments I have received and concerns I have heard from residents of our neighborhoods. I am now working with other Legislators to have the bills heard, and I encourage you to continue to send me suggestions to improve our neighborhood and our State.

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