NEWS: Input Needed on Importance of the Alaska Senior Benefits Program

Anchorage – A statewide listening session on the future of the vital Alaska Senior Benefits Program will be held next week to gather input from Alaskan. The program is currently scheduled to sunset in June 2018. The listening session on Thursday, September 28 is sponsored by the House Health and Social Services Subcommittee on the Senior Benefits Program. The Subcommittee, chaired by Representative Ivy Spohnholz (D-Anchorage), will be taking public input on House Bill 236 to extend the program until 2022.

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Rep. Tarr’s September 7th Newsletter: Reminder! Constituent Meeting Tonight- 6pm at Clark Middle School

Tonight at 6 pm Senator Begich and I will be hosting our fall constituent meeting from at Clark Middle School. We want to provide you with a budget update as well as address neighborhood public safety concerns. We have several invited guests to answer questions. We want to have the right people so all of your questions can be answered. Below are the confirmed guest speakers at this time. Food and drinks will also be served!

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EVENT: Rep. Tarr to Discuss Equal Pay for Women in Alaska This Morning

Juneau – Sunday marked the 8th anniversary of the signing of the federal Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act to help with the effort to ensure equal pay for women. The act also helps prevent discriminatory practices that prevent women from having the same employment opportunities as men. The Act was the first piece of legislation signed by former President Barack Obama shortly after he took office in 2009.

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NEWS: It’s Time to Plan for the Impacts of Global Climate Change in Alaska

ANCHORAGE – Alaska is already experiencing damaging impacts from global climate change and the negative impacts are expected to intensify as the environment of the North Pacific continues to warm and change. Representative Andy Josephson (D-Anchorage) plans to introduce legislation later this month to create a nine member commission to help develop a statewide climate change strategy.

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NEWS: Rep. Kawasaki to Host Constituent Meeting

Fairbanks – Representative Scott Kawasaki (D-Fairbanks) will host a constituent meeting Saturday to update Fairbanksans on the progress of the 29th Alaska Legislature. The forum will be held in the Raven Landing Center at 1222 Cowles Street from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Fairbanksans are invited to discuss a variety of topics including the current budget, natural gas, education, marijuana and Medicaid expansion.

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