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House Unanimously Passes Legislation Authorizing Commercial Hemp Farming in Alaska

Juneau – Today, the Alaska House of Representatives unanimously passed legislation to remove industrial hemp from the list of controlled substances and to authorize commercial farming of hemp in Alaska. Senate Bill 6 passed the State Senate unanimously last April, and today the bill passed the house by a vote of 36-0. The bill is sponsored by Senator Shelley Hughes (R-Palmer) who sought to build on the efforts to authorize industrial hemp by former State Senator Johnny Ellis from Anchorage. SB 6 was carried on the House floor by Rep. Harriet Drummond (D-Anchorage).

Tuesday’s Press Availability Will Include Reps. Tuck, LeDoux, Kito, and Grenn

Juneau – The Alaska House Majority Coalition will hold a press availability Tuesday morning at 9:00 a.m. to answer questions from reporters covering the 30th Alaska State Legislature. Participants will include House Majority Leader Rep. Chris Tuck (D-Anchorage), Rules Committee Chair Rep. Gabrielle LeDoux (R-Anchorage), Labor and Commerce Committee Chair Rep. Sam Kito (D-Juneau), and House Finance Committee member Rep. Jason Grenn (I-Anchorage).

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Rep. Tuck’s February 16th Newsletter: Economic Report

Thank you to everyone who has contacted my office this legislative session. I always appreciate talking and discussing issues with as many people as possible. My goal is to find and apply real workable solutions that put Alaskans back to work and help make Alaska a better place to live. In pursuing these goals, I want to share a few reports that paint a picture of Alaska’s economic situation.

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“The House Majority supports this education based income tax as one part of the solution to grow a stable economy.”

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