Rep. Tuck’s October 27th Newsletter: Public Testimony on the Crime Bill; The Alaska Criminal Justice Commission

There are TWO more opportunities for you to make your voice heard on Senate Bill 54, the crime bill, which is now before the House Finance Committee: Saturday, October 28, from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Monday, October 30, from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

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NEWS: House Finance Committee Seeks Public Comments on Senate Bill 54

Juneau – The House Finance Committee will meet on Saturday and Monday to accept public testimony on Senate Bill 54, making additional reforms to Alaska’s criminal justice system. The bill passed the House Judiciary Committee late Thursday night and has been referred to the House Finance Committee.

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Rep. Tuck’s October 25th Newsletter: My Ride Along with the APD

Before heading to Juneau for this special session on crime, I wanted to experience first-hand what it’s like to have boots on the ground in Anchorage’s streets, working to protect the public safety. It is important to learn from our front-line officers who are burdened with the additional responsibility as a result of the recent uptick in crime.

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EVENT: Rep. Tuck Wants to Hear From You Before the Fourth Special Session

Anchorage – Representative Chris Tuck (D-Anchorage), the Majority Leader in the Alaska House of Representatives, is hosting a town hall meeting Saturday to gather input from constituents before the Fourth Special Session of the 30th Alaska State Legislature begins on October 23rd. Governor Bill Walker is calling lawmakers back to Juneau to consider additional criminal justice reform legislation and a revenue measure to help address Alaska’s projected $2.7 billion budget deficit.

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Rep. Tuck’s July 20th Newsletter: Agreement Reached to End Cash Subsidies to Oil Companies

This past weekend the House and Senate formed a compromise on HB 111 to eliminate cash credits to oil companies. The House passed the bill by a vote of 33-6 and Senate passed it 18-0. After weeks of negotiating, the bill is estimated to save the state about $200 million per year over the next 10 years. With some limitations, companies can instead claim tax deductions after they start producing oil, which makes a lot more sense than handing money over with no way to tell if it is resulting in increased production.

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NEWS: Special Session Compromise; End Cash Credits Now

Anchorage – The Alaska House Majority Coalition has communicated a proposed compromise to the Alaska Senate Majority to address oil tax credit reform, which is the subject of the ongoing Second Special Session of the 30th Alaska State Legislature. Coalition members support changes to House Bill 111 to end the practice of paying oil companies cash subsidies for certain tax credits. This is expected to save the State of Alaska an estimated $1.5 billion over the next ten years.

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NEWS: Coalition Press Availability Thursday to Discuss Oil Industry Subsidies

Juneau – The Alaska House Majority Coalition will hold a press availability Thursday afternoon to answer questions from reporters covering the 30th Alaska State Legislature. Specifically, Coalition members will discuss legislation to reform Alaska’s oil tax regime. Participants will include Majority Leader Rep. Chris Tuck (D-Anchorage), House Rules Committee Chair Rep. Gabrielle LeDoux (R-Anchorage), House Finance Committee Vice-chair Rep. Les Gara (D-Anchorage), and House Resources Committee Co-chair Rep. Geran Tarr (D-Anchorage).

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