Rep. Tuck’s Newsletter: Thanksgiving Blessings – How to Help and Where to Get Help

I wish you many blessings this Thanksgiving holiday, and I hope the season finds you and your families well. I wanted to take this opportunity to share with you some ways you can help the less fortunate by donating food, warm clothing, and other items this Thanksgiving. Please take a moment to learn about some of the needs that have come to my attention, and about ways you can provide assistance.

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Rep. Josephson’s Newsletter: Upcoming Event

I hope you are all doing well on this chilly Friday afternoon. The forecast is calling for a cold weekend, but don’t let that keep you at home! This weekend there are many great activities going on in the Anchorage area. You can see a list of more activities here, but I wanted to bring your attention to one event happening right in the heart of the district.

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Rep. Josephson’s Newsletter: End of the Third Special Session

Yesterday the House voted on and passed SB3001, the buyout of TransCanada, by a vote of 39-0. The legislation now goes to the Governor for his signature. The third special session lasted 12 days and featured numerous presentations from the Governor’s cabinet, industry representatives, and state experts. In the end, both the House and the Senate agreed to the Governor’s request for $160 million to increase Alaska’s ownership of the AKLNG project.

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Rep. Wool’s Newsletter: Public Comment Needed TODAY and Third Special Session Update

On October 24 the Legislature started the third special session of the year. This session is dedicated to the AK LNG natural gas pipeline project. Governor Walker has proposed buying out TransCanada’s interest in this project. Under the law passed under former Governor Parnell, TransCanada is contracted to manage Alaska’s ownership in this project, but Governor Walker believes it would be better for Alaska to buyout this contract and represent itself. I am inclined to agree, but I am committed to making sure this is the best decision to make sure a pipeline gets built and brings gas to Alaskans. Building the pipeline is probably more important to Fairbanks than anywhere else in the state. Although heating oil may be at a low price now it will surely be higher sometime in the future so a good reliable source of cheap natural gas is essential. Fairbanks would also welcome a huge boost to the economy resulting from the construction of a megaproject like a gas pipeline. I will work hard to make sure this happens.

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Rep. Tarr’s Newsletter: Should Alaska Buy Out TransCanada in the AKLNG Project?

Should Alaska buy out TransCanada in the AKLNG Project? That’s the question under consideration during this special session. Here’s a quick explanation. Please know you can always call me at my office at 269-0144 or on my cell at 360-4047 if you want to learn more.

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Rep. Claman’s Newsletter: Special Session and AK LNG Project Update

One week in to the third special session, and our time in Juneau has been focused on reviewing the complexities of the AK LNG pipeline project. The Governor called the Legislature into this special session to consider the buyout one of our partners in the project, TransCanada. Under the terms of our state’s agreement with TransCanada, the deadline for exercising the buyout option is December 31, 2015. I have learned a great deal about AK LNG since arriving in Juneau and want to share some of the more helpful presentations with you in this newsletter.

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Rep. Guttenberg’s Newsletter: Special Session Update

Special session is here and the legislature is working to analyze the various options that are being put on the table for a potential Trans-Canada buyout. Trans Canada is our partner in the AKLNG project. This decision making process was put in place in 2014 when the legislature passed SB138.

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