NEWS: Rep. LeDoux Mandates Harassment Prevention Training for All Lawmakers and Staff in the Alaska House

Anchorage – Representative Gabrielle LeDoux (R-Anchorage) issued the following statement in response to a press release from Rep. Tammie Wilson calling for her resignation and objecting to sexual harassment training for all lawmakers and staff. Rep. LeDoux has mandated the training to ensure a safe and respectful workplace in the Alaska Legislature.

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Rep. Tarr’s Newsletter: Say No to Food Waste & Frankenfish in Alaska

February started out with a bang and a bit of sunshine. The budget situation has us all looking for ways to be more efficient with our resources. One issue getting a lot of attention is the issue of food waste. Last September, the US Secretary of Agriculture called for a 50% reduction in food waste by the year 2030 and in December the federal government passed new tax incentives aimed at making it easier for businesses, including restaurants, grocery stores, and fisherman, to donate food.

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Note from Rep. Gara: How Education Cuts Are Tied To the Oil Giveaway; Foster Youth Volunteer Training

OK, this will be short. Really. I’ve spent the week writing a detailed document on how the oil giveaway passed last year requires nothing from oil companies in return for their billions in Alaska tax breaks. Giving away billions without requiring anything in return is a fool’s game. And it’s killing our schools.

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