Fighting for economic fairness, Go Blue Friday for child abuse prevention

Our shared values include fairness and equality. It was with that in mind that I stood up and fought for economic fairness in this year’s budget. We live in the poorest district in Anchorage, with an average income just over $20,000 (Figure 1). We are neighborhoods full of the working poor and those working paycheck to paycheck to make ends meet. Wages haven’t kept up with inflation and housing and health care have outpaced wages. Many of the families in our area live on the edge. This is why I have fought so hard for a fiscal plan that is fair to all Alaskans

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Rep. Tarr March 21st Newsletter: Operating budget, Rape Kit Reform, Brown Jug Closures & Students Standing Up Against Gun Violence

Last This week the House has the Operating Budget on the floor. This year the budget can be characterized as a status quo budget that is aiming to maintain essential services. This is difficult because in some cases, like education, a status quo budget will lead to additional layoffs of teachers. We are trying our hardest to avoid these cuts and find ways to….

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Rep. Tarr’s March 13th Newsletter: Thank You For Coming To Anchorage Caucus & Growing Our Adventure Recreation Economy

It was great to see people from our area at the Anchorage Caucus last weekend. The University was packed, with Anchorage legislators gathering together in one place to hear ideas from constituents. We had Anchorage School District counselors and students and neighbors from most districts. We had discussion on a number of topics ranging from the budget and taxes to education funding to challenges counselors are having meeting the needs of students. We talked about gun violence prevention, funding for…..

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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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