NEWS: Welcome to Alaska Mr. President

Alaska state and flag 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

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

Rep. Josephson's Newsletter 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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