NEWS: Rep. Tarr Introduces Legislation to Bring Public Process into 21st Century

State and Rep Tarr

JUNEAU – Today, Representative Geran Tarr introduced legislation to bring voter participation into the 21st Century through a simple online system.  Under the proposal, voters could sign in to the existing Legislative information database, BASIS, using their social and professional media accounts.  From there, Alaskans could respectfully comment on bills, vote bills up or down, and share their ideas for new legislation or amendments.

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Rep. Tarr’s Newsletter: Committee Updates from the Capitol

State and Rep Tarr

A Happy Valentine’s Day wish to you. I hope you’re spending today with loved ones. This week has been a busy one at the Capitol, with many issues being discussed that affect our state and our neighborhoods, with review of bills on health care access, the Alaska LNG project, and a report from our military leaders.

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NEWS: Rep. Tarr Statement on CNN, Sexual Assault in Alaska, and Tools to Help

State and Rep Tarr

“CNN just poignantly exposed the horrible situation too many children and families face in Alaska and have faced for far too long. We must do more to combat this problem, and one way is to empower children to report abuse and give adults the tools they need to respond accordingly. Erin’s Law does just that by teaching children and educators age appropriate ways to recognize problematic situations and to find protection. I hope the Legislature will come together to push back against this epidemic of violence in Alaska,” said Tarr.

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Rep. Tarr Action Alert: I need your help making sure that your voices are heard!

School Vouchers

We need your voice at the House Education Committee meeting this Friday, February 7th, at 8 a.m. in the State Capitol Building – in person or by phone.

The Education Committee is going to discuss the school voucher resolution, HJR 1, which would allow the public to vote to amend the Alaska Constitution. This amendment sanctions the state to take public school funding and use it for private and religious schools. This means that your dollars would be funding private schools, not your local public schools.

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