Category - Rep. Geran Tarr

House Majority Coalition

NEWS: Alaska House Majority Coalition Supports Disaster Declaration for Opioid Epidemic

Juneau – The members of the Alaska House Majority Coalition commend Governor Walker for his decision to sign a disaster declaration for the worsening opioid epidemic in Alaska. The disaster declaration allows a statewide program under the direction of Alaska’s Chief Medical Officer to facilitate the distribution of the life-saving drug naloxone, which is used to revive overdose victims. Earlier today, Governor Walker signed an Administrative Order that sets up an Incident Command System and directs all state departments to apply for federal grants to respond to the opioid epidemic.

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Rep. Tarr’s Newsletter: Carrying Alaska North to the Future

Right now, the oil industry is required to pay a minimum tax rate of 4% for every barrel they pump out of Alaska, and this 4% is not a fixed rate. Corporations can apply subsidies and concessions to reduce the cost of doing business in Alaska, and that minimum 4% tax rate? It’s flexible. In addition to this flexible minimum tax, our current oil and gas tax system has overly generous subsidies that have become unsustainable. The intention was to offer economic incentives to small oil companies as a way to encourage oil production because the Big Three aren’t doing as much exploration and development work and production is down.

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NEWS: Legislation Introduced to Fix Alaska’s Flawed Oil Tax Credit System

Juneau – The co-chairs of the House Resources Committee, Reps. Geran Tarr (D-Anchorage) and Andy Josephson (D-Anchorage), have introduced House Bill 111 to fix Alaska’s current system of oil and gas subsidies in the form of tax credits. The bill fixes many of the flaws remaining in the current oil tax credit system after passage of House Bill 247 last year.

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EVENT: Resources Committee Co-Chairs to Discuss Oil Tax Credit Bill After Wednesday’s Floor Session

Juneau – The co-chairs of the House Resources Committee will hold a press availability Wednesday after the conclusion of the House Floor Session. Reps. Geran Tarr (D-Anchorage) and Andy Josephson (D-Anchorage) will discuss legislation that will be introduced Wednesday morning to fix Alaska’s flawed oil tax credit system.

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Rep. Tarr’s Newsletter: Rep. Tarr Helps Develop National Mental Health and Substance Use Disorders Tool Kit

As the purse strings of Alaska become ever tighter, the heart strings of our community- and compassion for others- need to strengthen. There are Alaskans who struggle within themselves in ways we cannot fully understand. Sometimes their struggle is apparent. For others, it’s unseen. But how we can fully relate is as a neighbor, and as someone who cares about the wellbeing of all Alaskans.

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Rep. Tarr’s Newsletter: Embracing the Obligations and Opportunities

We’re into the second full week of the 30th Alaska Legislature and boy have we been busy! Big changes are happening. As you know, we have a $3 billion dollar deficit, but a Governor who is committed to cooperating with the Legislature to find a mutually-beneficial solution. We have numerous public safety issues to tackle, but an Alaska House Majority Coalition comprised of Democrats, Republicans, and Independents led by the first Democratic speaker with Native ancestry, all committed to making our communities safer. We are making progress, and in the words of our 44th President Barack Obama:

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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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Alaska House Majority Coalition

Rep. Bryce Edgmon
Speaker of the House
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Rep. Chris Tuck
Coalition Leader
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Caucus Staff
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Caucus Staff
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