NEWS: Welcome to Alaska Mr. President

Rep. Geran Tarr

ANCHORAGE – The thirteen members of the Alaska Independent Democratic Coalition are excited to welcome President Barak Obama to Alaska this week. The President is scheduled to speak tonight at the GLACIER conference at the Dena’ina Center in Anchorage followed by trips to rural Alaska later this week. The GLACIER conference, which is focused on the Arctic, will include foreign dignitaries and experts on Arctic issues.

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NEWS: Rep. Tarr Supports the Work of the GLACIER Conference to Focus Attention and Resources on the Arctic and Climate Change

ANCHORAGE – The Conference on Global Leadership in the Arctic: Cooperation, Innovation, Engagement and Resilience, otherwise known as the GLACIER Conference, is being held today in Anchorage at the Dena’ina Center. The conference brings together world leaders, Arctic scientists, climate change experts and Alaskans to discuss and learn about Arctic issues and how to plan for expected environmental changes in the Arctic. Rep. Geran Tarr (D-Anchorage) has become a vocal advocate for understanding the impacts of climate change in Alaska and is hopeful the ongoing GLACIER Conference will be successful.

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Rep. Tarr’s Newsletter: Big news! Judge Pfiffner says Medicaid expansion can go ahead September 1

Tarr's Times

Last week my Republican colleagues voted to sue Governor Walker for his decision to move forward with Medicaid expansion. I did not support moving forward with a lawsuit because a majority of Alaskans support Medicaid expansion, because Medicaid expansion will save the state hundreds of millions of dollars, because Republican leadership refused to hear expansion and reform bills during the special sessions, and because at a time when we are cutting essential state services we don’t need to waste money on a costly lawsuit suing ourselves.

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NEWS: Erin’s Law Documentary to be Shown Nationwide August 30 on TLC

Rep. Tarr and Erin Merryn

ANCHORAGE – The cable television channel TLC, in partnership with two leading child abuse prevention organizations, will air a new documentary later this month exploring the challenges faced by the victims of child sexual abuse. Rep. Geran Tarr (D-Anchorage) has been working on solutions to the epidemic rate of child sexual abuse in Alaska and is encouraging Alaskans to watch “Breaking the Silence” Sunday, August 30 at 6 pm Alaska time. 

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