NEWS: As Congress Debates Student Loans, Alaska Should Act

Rep. Geran Tarr

Reps. Gara and Tarr reach out to fellow legislators to lower student loan costs

Today, as Congress continues to debate the doubling of federal student loan rates, Representative Les Gara and Representative Geran Tarr (both D-Anchorage) reached out to fellow Alaska lawmakers to help lower the costs of higher education, job training, and high student loan rates for Alaskans. The two lawmakers wrote their colleagues in the House of Representatives seeking their input and collaboration before the 2014 legislative session.

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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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NEWS: Real-Time Giveaway Counter Posted

Democratic Legislators Post Oil Wealth Giveaway Cost to Alaskans in Real Time

JUNEAU – Today, the House Democratic Caucus published a real-time counter on its website (akhouse.org/our-oil-bill/giveaway/) to show Alaskans up-to-the-minute losses from the governor’s oil wealth giveaway, SB21. While the Governor’s giveaway is extremely generous to corporations in London and Houston, the giveaway will adversely impact individual Alaskans.

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