OPINION: Answers to your questions about public safety

Why has crime increased in Alaska? Three of the biggest drivers are the opioid epidemic, the ongoing recession and multiple years of cuts to law enforcement (both on the street and in the courtroom). How much is because of each of those, and how much is because of state policy, I just don’t know. As far as I’ve seen, no one can say for sure.

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Rep. Tuck’s October 30th Newsletter: Senate Bill 91: How Did We Get Here?

We have all been affected by the recent uptick in crime. I’ve had multiple vehicle break-ins and earlier this month, my son’s truck was stolen and totaled. In addition to what I saw in my police officer ride along, my family and I have also personally witnessed several crimes being committed, including…

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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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Rep. LeDoux’s October 20th Newsletter: 4th Special Session and Public Safety

This weekend, I will be returning to Juneau to attend another special session. There we will be considering two bills that the governor has placed before us: SB54, a bill to fix some of the issues found in the major criminal justice reform bill SB91, and a yet-to-be named payroll tax bill.

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Rep. Kawasaki’s September 12th Newsletter: Sept 20 Constituent Town Hall in Fairbanks

After nearly 6 full months in Juneau this year, it’s great to be home in the district and see many of you around town. Here’s a quick update about my upcoming constituent meeting, the municipal election on October 3, and other entertaining events around town.

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NEWS: Alaska Legislature Should Quickly Act to Continue Insurance for Families of Police and Firefighters Killed in the Line of Duty

Juneau – Common sense legislation to honor Alaska’s first responders and their families is stuck in committee in both the Alaska House of Representatives and the Alaska Senate. House Bill 4002 and Senate Bill 4002 would allow the State of Alaska to continue insurance coverage for spouses and dependents of police and firefighters killed in the line of duty.

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