NEWS: Democratic Lawmakers Introduce Equal Pay and Living Wage Act

State and Rep Tarr

JUNEAU – Today, Representative Geran Tarr (D-Anchorage) and Representative Harriet Drummond (D-Anchorage) joined thousands of Americans taking action on unfair pay practices by introducing the Equal Pay and Living Wage Act. The bill, which is introduced on Equal Pay Day, increases the minimum wage to a $15 living wage starting January 1, 2017.

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NEWS: Ten Days Left in Session – Still No Erin’s Law

Rep. Tarr and Erin Merryn

JUNEAU – There are now 10 days left in the first session of the 29th Alaska Legislature but there is still no movement on legislation to implement Erin’s Law in Alaska. Erin’s Law has been proven in many other states to prevent child sexual abuse by requiring public school districts to offer prevention curriculum.

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NEWS: Thirty Day Countdown to End of Session – Where’s Erin’s Law?

Rep. Tarr and Erin Merryn

Juneau – Saturday may be the first day of spring, but it also marks just thirty days until the end of the First Session of the 29th Alaska Legislature. While the legislature is sorting out many new issues, the legislation known as Erin’s Law still remains stalled. Erin’s Law was widely supported last session and is proven to prevent child sexual abuse. Erin’s Law would require public school districts statewide to offer child sexual abuse prevention curriculum.

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