Rep. Tarr’s Newsletter: In Memory of Representative Max Gruenberg, Jr.

Tarr's Times

We’ve had a tough week here in Juneau with the sudden loss of a member of our legislative family. On Sunday, February 14th, we lost a dear friend, Representative Max F. Gruenberg, Jr., House Minority Whip and the longest serving legislator in the Alaska House of Representatives. Max was a sweet man. He and I sat next to each other my first two years in the Legislature. He always went out of his way to see if I had any questions or if I needed help with anything. I learned so much from him during that time. It was a gift!

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Rep. Tarr’s Newsletter: Say No to Food Waste & Frankenfish in Alaska

Tarr's Times

February started out with a bang and a bit of sunshine. The budget situation has us all looking for ways to be more efficient with our resources. One issue getting a lot of attention is the issue of food waste. Last September, the US Secretary of Agriculture called for a 50% reduction in food waste by the year 2030 and in December the federal government passed new tax incentives aimed at making it easier for businesses, including restaurants, grocery stores, and fisherman, to donate food.

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NEWS: Presentation on Understanding Adverse Childhood Experiences Study Tonight

Rep. Geran Tarr

Juneau – Representative Geran Tarr (D-Anchorage) is joining several organizations focused on the health and well-being of children in sponsoring a presentation this evening in Juneau about the Adverse Childhood Experiences Study. The guest presenter will be Dr. Vincent Felitti, co-Principal Investigator of the Adverse Childhood Experiences Study. The study was a collaborative research program between the Kaiser Permanente Medical Care Program and the Centers for Disease Control.

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NEWS: House and Senate Minorities Propose Creating a Caucus of the Whole in the Alaska Legislature

Juneau – Last Friday was the 60th anniversary of the signing of the Alaska Constitution.  The convention in Fairbanks featured 55 Alaskans, elected from all regions and walks of life.  These far-thinking delegates came together as one and crafted a document that has guided not only the state government, but also Alaska’s institutions and people.  The constitutional example is being followed today by the Alaska Senate Democrats and the Alaska Independent Democratic Coalition as they propose a new structure for the 29th Alaska Legislature.

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