May 13, 2014

The Coalition working for you

Rep. Geran Tarr

Rep. Tarr’s Newsletter: More Session Wrap-Up

This session presented a number of challenges for Legislators, including the gasline bill, the omnibus education bill, and bills affecting ballot initiatives. Though there are clearly glaring exceptions to considering this session a perfect success, for a number of reasons I share below, I believe that the 2014 session was very successful.

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Rep. Les Gara

NEWS: Gara: Non-Education Session Adds More Layoffs to Three Years of Massive Layoffs

ANCHORAGE – Today Rep. Les Gara (D-Anch), a lead sponsor of legislation to start reversing the last three years of over 600 layoffs to teachers and educators across the state, called the “three-year” education bill that passed “two, and likely three more years of layoffs on top of the more than 600 teachers staff Parnell and the GOP have cut since 2011.” Since 2011 Alaska schools have lost over 600 teachers and staff due to flat funding.

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