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Tarr's Times

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

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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Rep. Josephson's Newsletter

Rep. Josephson’s Newsletter: Around the District & Anchorage Update

I hope you are enjoying the last weeks of summer and have found time to explore our wonderful mountains, rivers, beaches, and trails. Good luck to all of the students returning to school! I have been walking around the district lately talking to constituents and “taking the temperature” of the district. If there is something on your mind and you want to talk before I make it to your neighborhood please feel free to reach out to me!

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Rep. Gara Newsletter

Note from Rep. Gara: 4,000 New Jobs: Medicaid Expansion Can Help Prevent A Recession

I hope you had a great Fourth of July weekend! Now for some sobering news – a big wallop to hit you with after a long weekend. And a solution so you hopefully don’t ever feel that wallop! A recent study says Alaska is either in a recession, or is on the possible brink of one. That’s a big concern. Standing still isn’t the way to address this news. Here’s something we should do to help avoid any protracted recession.

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Rep. Josephson's Newsletter

Rep. Josephson’s Newsletter: Alaska’s Fiscal Reality & Upcoming Events

Well, another week has come and gone here in Juneau. While the Senate is dealing with the Operating Budget and Senate Bill 30 (Marijuana Criminal bill) the House continues to work on its own legislation. This week I heard proposals to: raise hunting and fishing licenses for residents and non-residents; create a Marijuana Control Board; require labeling of Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO’s), among other different issues. There is seldom a moment to spare now that session is almost over, but I want to make sure that I mention to you a couple of events that might peak your interests.

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Rep. Drummond's Newsletter

Rep. Drummond’s Newsletter: It’s the Right Thing to Do

Today the Republican associated firm Dittman Research released a poll that makes one thing very clear: Alaskans demand Medicaid expansion. The poll very plainly reveals that 60% of Alaskan residents are eager for the legislature to do the right thing and provide Alaska’s working poor with medical coverage.

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