Health and the Environment Newsletter from Rep. Tarr

Welcome to the first edition of Health and Environment, a new monthly newsletter from my legislative office. Many of us or members of our families have experienced health issues, from cancer, reproductive health issues, behavioral issues like autism or ADHD, or conditions like Alzheimer’s, that may be linked to environmental causes. New research reports regularly help us understand these conditions in new ways, often with a need for a policy change to address the issue and improve health outcomes. This newsletter will be a way to share information and bring you into the conversation about policy changes that may be necessary in Alaska.

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Anchorage: Update on Northern Access Work Group

Rep. Geran Tarr

Please find, linked below, three documents related to the work of the Northern Access Work Group.  The meeting notes from the first two meetings contain the action items that require follow up.  The first follow up report contains an answer to the question of the legality of the 2003 U-Med Plan.  Look for other follow up reports to come.

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Rep. Tarr’s Newsletter: It’s great to be home!

It’s wonderful to be home! It’s hard to believe that it’s been a month since the legislative session adjourned. While the legislative session ended on April 14th, I didn’t arrive back to Anchorage for another couple of weeks because I rushed off to Prince Edward Island, Canada.

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Rep. Tarr’s Times: Session is wrapping up

Dear Friends and Neighbors,

Session is scheduled to end this Sunday, April 14th. The major bills before the legislature are all still in play. Here’s an up to the minute update on the status of these bills.

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Rep. Geran Tarr’s Times: Committee Updates

First- don’t forget to apply for your PFD. The deadline is this Sunday, March 31st. You can apply here: http://www.pfd.state.ak.us/

We’re moving into the last couple weeks of these session so I want to take a moment and give an update from the committees that I serve on. I have the great privilege of serving on the House Resources Committee, Health & Social Services Committee, Economic Development, Trade & Tourism Committee, and the Joint Armed Services Committee.

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