Newsletters

Don’t Forget To Vote Tomorrow (Tuesday): Alaska’s State and Congressional Primary Election

Don’t forget that tomorrow (Tuesday) is our state and federal Primary Election. I scheduled a fishing day tomorrow - and almost forgot! So I’m about to go vote now at an early voting station. And remember, unlike Anchorage city elections, which are now vote by mail, you vote in person at your voting precinct for state and federal elections like tomorrow’s (or at the very few centralized election stations around the state). That’s unless you’ve already voted with an absentee ballot.

Fairbanks Back-to-School Tips & Resources!

Now that the Tanana Valley State Fair has ended, it is time to go back to school! Make sure to check out the many back-to-school events the Fairbanks North Star Borough School District (FNSBSD) has to offer. Here are school supply lists and bus routes to make sure your kiddos have everything they need before the first day of school on Thursday, August 16. Click here for this year’s academic calendar.

Rep Ortiz Newsletter: Keeping in Touch

Now that session is over and interim is underway, I will have less pressing legislative news to share with you. You may not hear from me regarding legislative updates for a few months, but I want to impress on you that I am always a phone call or an email away. Feel free to reach out at any time:

Rep. Tuck’s Community Connection: Great Bills Signed into Law

This week, Senate Bill 63 was signed into law, which will ban smoking tobacco, marijuana, and electronic cigarettes inside places of employment statewide. The bill mirrors local laws already in place in Anchorage and other cities. About half of Alaskans already live in communities that have chosen to prohibit indoor smoking in public, so this bill would extend to the rest of the state.