Governor Walker Signs Bill Supporting Victims of Violent Crimes

Anchorage – Today, Alaska Governor Bill Walker signed legislation sponsored by Representative Geran Tarr (D-Anchorage) to improve how law enforcement agencies address and solve sexual assault cases. House Bill 31 requires an annual audit of untested sexual assault kits and implements a victim-centered approach to reporting sexual assault. The bill also requires 12 hours of sexual assault training for new police officers.

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Revitalizing Mountain View, Summer Working Group Meetings, and more!

As the House Resources Committee Co-Chair, I helped negotiate the passage of HB 111, the deal to end the failed cash credit program for the oil and gas industry. This saved the state hundreds of millions of dollars that we were able to invest in education and other important programs this year – programs that had been cut severely in our economic crisis.

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Alaska Lawmakers Oppose Any Federal Policy Separating Children from Parents at the Southern Border

Anchorage – Today, 21 members of the Alaska State Legislature sent a letter to President Donald Trump thanking him for responding to the wishes of the American people by pledging to end the practice of separating children from families that illegally cross the southern border of the United States. The President has confirmed that he will use his executive order authority to stop the practice, which his administration implemented earlier this year. The lead author of the letter is long-time State Representative David Guttenberg (D-Fairbanks) who notes that the policy was an inappropriate and ineffective use of government resources and taxpayer dollars.

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Recognizing Safety Employees in Our Neighborhood, Solarize Anchorage, and Upcoming Events

I frequently see friends and neighbors posting online or sending me comments with concerns of unfamiliar people hanging around our neck of the woods. I know how uneasy it feels to have people who can be considered potential threats lurking on our streets, and I want to make sure you can distinguish the difference between someone trying to help or harm our neighborhood. This summer, we’re excited for Anchorage Municipal Light and Power to continue their plans to replace the….

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