NEWS: Alaska Independent Democratic Coalition Disappointed Legislative Council Fails to Withdraw Medicaid Expansion Lawsuit

ANCHORAGE – Earlier today, the Alaska State Legislature’s Republican-controlled Legislative Council failed to withdraw its ill-advised lawsuit against Governor Bill Walker over his decision to accept federal funds to expand eligibility for the Medicaid program in Alaska. The Legislative Council, which only includes one member of the minority in the House and Senate, met behind closed doors in Anchorage to discuss the Council’s lawsuit. At the conclusion of the meeting, the Council took no action. The result of this inaction is that the lawsuit will continue.

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NEWS: Rep. Tarr Holding a Voter Registration Day of Action

Rep. Geran Tarr

ANCHORAGE – A national effort is underway to increase the number of those registered to vote in the United States. In conjunction with National Voter Registration Day on Tuesday, September 22, Representative Geran Tarr (D-Anchorage) is holding voter registration day of action.

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NEWS: Democrats Disappointed GOP Leadership Bypassing Budget Savings

ANCHORAGE – Tuesday, the Chairman of the Alaska Legislative Council officially signed binding legal agreements with two law firms to continue a lawsuit against Alaska Governor Bill Walker over his decision to accept federal funding to expand Medicaid eligibility in Alaska. By signing the larger of the two contracts, the Alaska Legislature must immediately pay $100,000 to a Washington D.C. advocacy law firm.

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NEWS: Rep. Tarr Supports Welcoming Anchorage Celebration to Promote Cultural Diversity and Economic Development

State and Rep Tarr

ANCHORAGE – This week, the Municipality of Anchorage, local businesses, and area residents will participate in the Welcoming Anchorage Celebration in conjunction with National Welcoming Week. Representative Geran Tarr (D-Anchorage) plans to participate in several events including the Welcoming Anchorage Celebration Saturday afternoon at the Northway Mall.

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