NEWS: Lawmakers Put Aside Party Labels to Form a New House Majority

The Goal is to Solve Alaska’s Fiscal Crisis and End the Partisan Dysfunction in Juneau FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 9,

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NEWS: Independent State Representative Dan Ortiz Joins the House Democratic Caucus

Anchorage- Newly elected District 36 State Representative Dan Ortiz (I-Ketchikan) was welcomed Wednesday as the newest member of the House Democratic Caucus. Ortiz ran as an independent candidate without party affiliation but he chose to join the House Democratic Caucus in part because of the freedom the caucus gives its members to vote their conscience.

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NEWS: House Democrats Announce Leadership for 29th Alaska Legislature

Anchorage – Today, Alaska’s House Democratic Caucus announced its leadership for the 29th Alaska Legislature and its commitment to honor the voice of the Alaska people in the recent General Election.

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Rep. Kawasaki’s Juneau Note: Legislature Adjourns After 95 Days

The Twenty-eighth Alaska State Legislature is adjourned and I’m thrilled to be headed back home. It was a whirlwind of a session with lots of incredibly important legislation debated on the floor. Just during the second half of this legislature we worked on an LNG export project, a massive education reform package, an overhaul of the criminal system and found various ways to streamline our state government. I worked tirelessly to ensure Fairbanksans’ needs were heard in Juneau.

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Rep. Tarr’s Newsletter: Committee Updates from the Capitol

A Happy Valentine’s Day wish to you. I hope you’re spending today with loved ones. This week has been a busy one at the Capitol, with many issues being discussed that affect our state and our neighborhoods, with review of bills on health care access, the Alaska LNG project, and a report from our military leaders.

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Rep. Geran Tarr’s Times: Committee Updates

First- don’t forget to apply for your PFD. The deadline is this Sunday, March 31st. You can apply here: http://www.pfd.state.ak.us/

We’re moving into the last couple weeks of these session so I want to take a moment and give an update from the committees that I serve on. I have the great privilege of serving on the House Resources Committee, Health & Social Services Committee, Economic Development, Trade & Tourism Committee, and the Joint Armed Services Committee.

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NEWS: House Democrats Announce New Committee Assignments

JUNEAU – Today, House Democratic leadership announced updated committee assignments for the upcoming legislative session. The seats on the Finance and Resources Committees are tentative until a final decision is made once the entire caucus can meet in person. Currently, one member is out of town due to a family medical situation.

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