Rep. Tarr’s August 31st Newsletter: September 7th Constituent Meeting Details: Invited speakers, Call-in number, and Facebook Live

Senator Begich and I would like to extend an invitation to you! Please join us for our upcoming constituent meeting where we will discuss neighborhood public safety as well as the budget and the upcoming special session. As you are all aware, there is a lot of concern and confusion about changes made with SB 91 as well as staffing with APD, neighborhood crime, and vehicle theft.

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June 29th Note from Rep. Gara: Session Good, Bad & Ugly: Schools, Children, Seniors Protected; Economy Not!

While some good news came out of session, I’m frustrated, and know you are. As one vote, I don’t get to make all 60 people take action. I get to try. And I get to pitch compromises that I can’t force anyone to respond to. I’m a fan of democracy. I’m not a fan of not being able, as one person, to force people out of their ideological boxes to reach needed compromise, to get good things done.

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Note from Rep. Gara: Unacceptable: Legislator Wrong To Play Abortion Politics

We should be working hard on the budget, not playing games with voter emotions over abortion. While many of us are trying to work to find consensus on solving a nearly $3 billion budget gap, one of our colleagues unthoughtfully started an ugly battle on a woman’s right to choose this week. Here’s what I said when asked about it during a press conference yesterday. I used softer words than I wanted to.

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