OP-ED: My Values Dictate My Actions

State and Rep Tarr

The Fifth Special Session of the 29th Alaska Legislature just concluded without adopting a comprehensive fiscal plan. I’m as frustrated as you are right now. But, according to recent commentaries, if I don’t support taking the PFD first, like what the Senate has done, it’s because I’m a coward or only worried about my election. Somehow with all the finger pointing and name calling they failed to recognize the reason why I don’t support it, my values. My values are grounded in fairness and equality, in taking care of our seniors and elders, in caring for the least among us, and creating opportunities for everyone to succeed. Everything I’ve done or not done is because of my values and has nothing to do with an election or being too afraid.

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Rep. Tarr’s Newsletter: Update on Anchorage Caucus, Legalized Marijuana, and Gas Line Projects

Tarr's Times

A quick reminder for the Anchorage Caucus this weekend from 1:00-4:00 pm at the Assembly Chambers at Loussac Library. With massive budget cuts this year and the Republicans blocking Medicaid expansion we really need to hear from the public about priorities.

Also, please mark your calendar for our mid-session Constituent Meeting coming up Saturday, March 7th from 1:00 – 3:00 pm at the Mountain View Boys and Girls Club. We’ll have drinks and snacks! This constituent event is a great chance to touch base with Senator Ellis and myself to ask questions, share important issues, etc. We’d love to see you there!

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Rep. Tarr’s Newsletter: David Holthouse Erin’s Law Advocacy Visit to Juneau

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This week’s Tarr’s Times is devoted to last week’s advocacy visit by David Holthouse. I was thrilled to have David as my guest in Juneau for two jam packed days of advocacy on Erin’s Law. This low cost prevention strategy can help us address the epidemic of child sexual abuse in our state. We took advantage of every minute of David’s visit by scheduling many legislative appointments, an educational luncheon, a press availability, and he even was able to testify on the companion version of my bill.

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