Thanksgiving Update

It is truly a privilege to represent you in District 24. As the snow finally looks like it’s here to stay, I wanted to provide an update on projects happening in my office during the interim months and take the time to express my deep gratitude for the blessings we enjoy. While we are not currently in session, we have been steadily working to ensure progress towards improving education opportunities, strengthening public safety, promoting a healthy business environment, and protecting your property rights.

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Rep. Tuck’s Community Connection: Help for Veterans and Military Spouses

Alaska is a military state. Because of our strategic location, the federal government continues to invest millions of dollars every year in bases and other infrastructure. Alaska is also a military state because we are home to more veterans per capita than any other state in the nation. In many ways, Alaska’s economy is shaped by the thousands of soldiers, sailors, airmen, Marines, Coast Guardsmen, veterans, and their families who call Alaska home. That’s why I have sponsored legislation to help military families in Alaska.

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Hannan’s Legislative Update

This time of year feels like the lull before the storm. Winter is setting in, and Legislators and staff are taking time for themselves and their families to mentally prepare for the upcoming session. Thursday is Thanksgiving. I look forward to spending a day of rest with my husband, family and friends. I have so much to be thankful for – my extended family, my friends and supporters, and the opportunity to serve as a member of the Alaska House of Representatives. It is truly an honor. Wherever you find yourself this Thanksgiving, be kind and be thankful.

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BP-Hilcorp Sale & A Very Busy Fall – Part 1 of 3

Things have picked up in the public and among the press regarding the BP sale to Hilcorp. As Co- Chair of Resources Committee I have been studying this closely over the last couple of months since the announcement was made public on August 27th. Initially, I think some Alaskans, if they were around in 1990 for the BP-ARCO merger had an expectation of a robust public process. However, as I learned, that public process was in part because the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) identified anti-competitiveness issues that prompted what’s called a consent agreement and that process requires public…

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