Legislation Introduced to Create the Alaska Commission for Women and Girls

Juneau – Representative Geran Tarr (D-Anchorage) introduced legislation this week to create a Commission for Women and Girls to identify legal problems that prevent women from earning equal pay for equal work in Alaska. The commission will also work to determine best practices to promote economic, social, legal, and political justice for women. House Bill 392 calls for the commission to create a report to be presented to the Alaska Governor and the Alaska Legislature every two years with policy recommendations and a plan of action with achievable goals.

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House Passes Resolution on Proposed Plan for Offshore Lease Sales

Juneau – Today, the Alaska House of Representatives passed House Resolution 6, weighing in on the 2019-2024 National Outer Continental Shelf Oil and Gas Leasing Draft Proposed Program. The current draft program calls for lease sales in 14 of the 15 planning areas in Alaska (there are a total of 26 planning areas across the country).

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Rep. Tarr’s February 21st Newsletter: Can’t Wait To See You This Weekend!

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I’m really excited to be able to go home this weekend, along with Senator Begich, for our constituent pizza party. I can’t wait to check in with all of you, see how you and your family have been this winter, and answer any questions you might have. The meeting is at Clark Middle School at 10:30 am. We’ll have the meeting first, then have pizza for lunch. If you can’t make it, my office is always open, please don’t hesitate to call us at (907) 465-3424, or send an email voicing your concerns. If you don’t get my email newsletter, please send me an email at Rep.Geran.Tarr@akleg.gov to sign up.

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Rep. Tarr’s February 12th Newsletter: Save the Date: Constituent Pizza Party Feb 24th

Please save the date for our 2018 mid-session constituent meeting, Saturday, February 24th! We hope you’ll join us at Clark Middle School for a pizza party and constituent meeting from 12:30-2:30. We love seeing all of our neighbors come together for lunch and a discussion about the things that matter most. It will be a great opportunity to catch up, get your questions answered, and help us prioritize our legislation for this session. We look forward to seeing you and catching up!

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Rep. Tarr’s February 5th Newsletter: It’s #FightingforFamilies Week – 25th Anniversary of Medical Leave Act

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I’m proud to stand up for hard working Alaska families every day. That’s why this week I’m proud to join legislators across the country as part of the State Innovation Exchange’s #FightingForFamilies Week of Action to celebrate the anniversary of the Family Medical Leave Act and continue our work to make sure that all hard-working Alaskan and American families have economic opportunity.

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Newsletters Rep. Tarr’s January 26th Newsletter: Session News, Early Funding of Education and Lily Ledbetter Fair Pay Day

Session is going full steam now! I’m thankful to be here alive after the scariest drive of my life getting here. The changing climate is bringing unseasonably warm temperatures and in turn treacherous road conditions as it snows, then melts, and turns to ice. I’ve done this drive twenty times and have never encountered anything like what I did this time.

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