Rep. Tuck’s Community Connection: Help for Military Spouses and Powerful Pebble Mine Testimony

On Tuesday, the House Military and Veterans Affairs Committee held the first hearing for a bill I introduced that is pro-military and pro-jobs. The goal of House Bill 93, which is the House version of Senator Kawasaki’s Senate Bill 11, is to increase the use of temporary courtesy occupational licenses by the spouses of military members newly stationed in Alaska. These temporary licenses are an important tool to allow military spouses to go to work quickly after they relocate. The Alaska Legislature passed a bill in 2011 authorizing the use of these temporary licenses, but they have not been used as frequently as was hoped or anticipated. I have heard from military spouses that didn’t even know that these temporary occupational licenses were an option.

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House District 33 Legislative Update

Welcome to the third issue of my Legislative Update! I hope that everyone is enjoying springtime.
The past few months have gone by so quickly. My staff and I have been incredibly busy attending committee meetings, reviewing bills, reviewing the governor’s appointees, meeting with constituents, and attending legislative receptions and community events.

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Listening to you

I am truly moved by the passion and engagement demonstrated by all who continue to send me letters, postcards, emails and in-person visits to let me know where you stand on the budget. As we work to find a fiscally responsible plan for our state’s future, I do keep in mind all your comments as reminders of what you care about most.

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