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NEWS: Democratic Legislators Welcome Potential for F-35s to Come to Alaska

JUNEAU – Today, Representative David Guttenberg (D-Fairbanks), Representative Scott Kawasaki (D-Fairbanks) and Representative Geran Tarr (D-Anchorage), and Senator Bill Wielechowski (D-Anchorage) welcomed the Pentagon’s announcement that Eielson Air Force Base outside Fairbanks and Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson (JBER) in Anchorage are two of the five Pacific military bases the Air Force is considering to station the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter.

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NEWS: As Congress Debates Student Loans, Alaska Should Act

Reps. Gara and Tarr reach out to fellow legislators to lower student loan costs

Today, as Congress continues to debate the doubling of federal student loan rates, Representative Les Gara and Representative Geran Tarr (both D-Anchorage) reached out to fellow Alaska lawmakers to help lower the costs of higher education, job training, and high student loan rates for Alaskans. The two lawmakers wrote their colleagues in the House of Representatives seeking their input and collaboration before the 2014 legislative session.

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Rep. Andy Josephson

Rep. Andy Josephson’s Newsletter: Public Involvement Plan for Northern Access to U-Med District

Dear Friends and Neighbors,

I hope that you have all been enjoying the fantastic weather, and have a had a chance to get out and enjoy our wonderful state.

This newsletter has some important information regarding language from the “Public Involvement Plan” that DOWL HKM has prepared for the Department of Transportation concerning the Northern Access Road. The first public meeting is scheduled to be held in mid-August.

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Rep. Geran Tarr

Anchorage: Update on Northern Access Work Group

Please find, linked below, three documents related to the work of the Northern Access Work Group.  The meeting notes from the first two meetings contain the action items that require follow up.  The first follow up report contains an answer to the question of the legality of the 2003 U-Med Plan.  Look for other follow up reports to come.

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Rep. Andy Josephson

Rep. Josephson’s Newsletter: Country Roads, Take Me Home

We are packing up the Juneau office, and Meghan (my aide) and I are very excited to be back in Anchorage. On Monday I will be boarding the ferry to Haines and then driving the 800 miles to Anchorage.

Feel free to contact the office in Anchorage at 269-0265 – I would be happy to discuss events from the end of session or just catch up and talk face-to-face.

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