Rep. Tuck’s Community Connection: Thursday was PFD Day

The annual Permanent Fund Dividends (PFDs) paid out to eligible Alaskans started hitting bank accounts on Thursday. An estimated 631,000 Alaskans will receive a payment of $1,606 to use as they see fit. Sure, some people may use their PFD to do something extravagant, but others will use it to survive the coming harsh winter. The PFD is your share of Alaska’s accumulated resource wealth, and you can use it any way you want.

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February Officially Recognized as Black History Month

It has been a busy week! I was in Sitka for Southeast Conference and then went to Anchorage for the bill signing ceremony of Senate Bill 40, a bill establishing Black History Month in statute. My first bill signing took place at the Martin Luther King memorial. I appreciate this bill establishing every February as Black History month; it is educational and celebrates our diversity. Senator Elvi Gray-Jackson’s words touched me. Here are some of her remarks:

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