Rep. Tarr’s December 15th Newsletter: Restorative Justice Summit, Steps toward a fiscal plan

More than 100 people from across Alaska participated in the 2nd Restorative Justice Summit over three days in early December. Hosted by Sen. Tom Begich and myself, this annual event brings together educators, school board members, criminal justice leaders, school district officials, parents and non-profits to share best practices that can be useful in schools and every day life.

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Rep. Tarr’s November 21st Newsletter: Happy Thanksgiving!

I hope you have a relaxing Thanksgiving holiday with family and friends. This time of year reminds us of all we have to be thankful for and motivates us to give back, share love, and feel grateful. I’m feeling thankful for my life’s many blessings and the opportunity I have to serve our community and all of you.

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Rep. Tarr’s November 10th Newsletter: SB 54 Passes House, What’s Next for Criminal Justice Reform, and Apply to be a Trooper

I’m thinking of all of our Veterans today, including my brother and Grandfather, who served our country honorably and fought to protect the freedoms we cherish as Americans. This week we also honor our Women Veterans, with their own day on November 9th, as passed by the legislature in 2000. I loved reading this story about honoring our local Women Veteran sheroes at the VA in Anchorage on Alaska Women Veterans Day.

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Rep. Tarr’s October 24th Newsletter: Tonight! An Invitation to Testify on SB54- Public Safety Fixes

An Invitation to Testify on SB54 – As much as I loved being home in Airport Heights, we’re now all back in Juneau for the fourth special session! We hit the ground running yesterday, working on SB 54, the revision to our crime bill.

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Rep. Tarr’s October 20th Newsletter: Anchorage Welcomes AFN, New Bus Routes Start Monday, Upcoming Restorative Justice Summit, and Food Freedom Act

The Alaska Federation of Natives held its 51st Convention in Anchorage this week, bringing thousands of people together to laugh, learn, and shop for the finest in Alaska Native arts. This year’s theme is “Strength In Unity.” The high point for me was witnessing the signing of a first-ever historic compact between the State and Alaska Tribes to improve the lives of Alaska’s children.

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Rep. Tarr’s October 4th Newsletter: Important Public Safety Meeting Tomorrow at 1 pm and upcoming opportunities for civic participation

We’ve been talking about neighborhood crime and how to address the crime. I think by now many have heard about Senate Bill 54, a measure that has passed the Senate and now awaits action in the House, which will make some changes to Senate Bill 91, including allowing judges to use jail time in sentencing for first time C-felonies, changes in misdemeanor penalties, and violations of conditions of release. This bill addresses sentencing for both first time and repeat

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Rep. Tarr’s September 28th Newsletter: National Voter Registration Day Success, Vote by Mail Information & Dine Out Against Hunger tonight!

National Voter Registration Day was this past Tuesday, September 26th! For the 3rd year in a row my office participated in this national event by registering voters outside of Red Apple in Mountain View in the afternoon and outside of the Carr’s at the Northway Mall in the evening. We registered 35 neighbors, including excited teens registering for the first time! We also passed out information about the upcoming change to vote by mail for municipal elections (please read below for more information).

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