Rep. Tarr’s Newsletter: Budget Chart & Weekly Budget Updates!

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Happy Good Friday! April is just around the corner! We’ve got almost three weeks left before the end of Session, and still so much to complete. It doesn’t seem like there’s enough time in the day to get things done, but for the most part, our office is working hard to make changes.

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NEWS: House Approves Bill Originally Crafted by the Late Rep. Max Gruenberg

Juneau – Today, the Alaska House of Representatives passed House Bill 273 to simplify, speed up, and lower the cost of vehicle transfers on death. HB 273 will allow a vehicle owner to file an application with the Alaska Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) to designate a beneficiary to take title of a vehicle upon the death of the owner. 

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NEWS: House Resources Committee Misses Opportunity to Help Close $4 Billion Budget Gap

Rep. Geran Tarr

Juneau – Much of the savings associated with Governor Bill Walker’s proposed reform to Alaska’s flawed and overly expensive oil and gas tax credit system has been lost because of the actions of the House Resources Committee. House Bill 247 was passed out of the committee tonight. The original bill was significantly altered by members of the House Majority to remove $450 million in savings and new revenue.

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REMINDER: 2nd Annual Alaska Food Security Awareness Week is Underway

Rep. Geran Tarr

Juneau – Alaska is food insecure, with only 3-5 days of food supply in grocery stores. Representative Geran Tarr (D-Anchorage) is continuing her work to address food security by hosting the Second Annual Alaska Food Security Awareness Week, which will run through March 25th with events in Anchorage, Fairbanks, Juneau, and Sitka. Representative Kawasaki (D-Fairbanks) has joined Rep. Tarr in co-sponsoring events this week.

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NEWS: Alaskans Encouraged to Take Part in Food Waste Challenge

Rep. Geran Tarr

Juneau – Alaska is food insecure, with only 3-5 days of food supply in grocery stores. Representative Geran Tarr (D-Anchorage) is continuing her work to address food security by hosting the Second Annual Alaska Food Security Awareness Week, which will run March 21-25 with events in Anchorage, Fairbanks, Juneau, and Sitka. Representative Kawasaki (D-Fairbanks) has joined Rep. Tarr in co-sponsoring events next week.

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