NEWS: Democratic Amendments: Invest in Education Now, Proven Payoff Later

Even with amendments, total budget would still be less than governor’s

JUNEAU – Today on the floor of the Alaska House of Representatives, Democratic legislators offered a series of amendments to the state operating budget to save Alaska money by investing wisely in its human resources today. If each amendment passed, the total budget would still be smaller than that proposed by the governor.

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Rep. Tarr’s Newsletter: We Want to Hear From You: Budget Hearings Tomorrow

This week, the House Finance committee is reviewing the operating budget for the State of Alaska. This is the time for you to comment. Below, I’ve highlighted a few changes to programs that may or may not affect you.

Make your voice heard

If you’re located in Anchorage, they will be hearing testimony on the Operating Budget from 4 – 5:15 PM on Tuesday, March 4. To testify, go to the Anchorage Legislative Information Office located at 716 W 4th Ave. Public comment will be LIMITED TO 2 MINUTES EACH. Please limit your testimony to this time.

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Rep. Geran Tarr’s Newsletter: Alaska Says: No Frankenfish!

Please Join Us This Saturday!

This Saturday is our first constituent meeting! Sen. Johnny Ellis and myself will be having a pizza party at the Mountain View Community Center (Mountain View Boys & Girls Club). We’ll be in the Teen Room starting at 4 p.m. If you have any questions, feel free to call my office at (907)465-3424. Check out the video we made!

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NEWS: Anti-Frankenfish Resolution Passes Alaska House

Today, the Alaska State House approved a resolution (HJR5) by Representative Geran Tarr (D-Anchorage) opposing the federal Food and Drug Administration’s approval of Genetically Modified Salmon in the United States. This action brings the 28th Alaska State Legislature one step closer to joining the Alaska Congressional Delegation and the governor in standing with Alaska’s fishermen against “Frankenfish.”

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Rep. Geran Tarr’s Newsletter: Oil Taxes and More!

Getting our fair share: Production before Reduction

A key issue this session is getting our fair share for our resources. This week, the Senate and House Democrats introduced a proposal to ensure new production before reduction. I am proud to be a sponsor of HB 111. This bill will strengthen our economy, ensure a fair return on our oil, and get more oil to the market. This bill will protect Alaska’s savings and won’t break the bank while doing it!

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