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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NEWS: Fairness in Oil Taxes Bill Introduced

Juneau – Recognizing that Alaska’s fiscal gap can’t be reduced through budget cuts alone, members of the Alaska House Majority Coalition today introduced legislation to increase revenue to address Alaska’s $2.5 billion funding gap. House Bill 288 increases Alaska’s oil and gas minimum tax from four percent to seven percent, which would raise approximately $225 million.

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