Rep. Tuck’s Newsletter: Neighborhood Crime Alert

The upsetting news that of one our neighbors on Linda Lane has been shot during a break-in has heightened my concerns about the apparent rise in violent crime in our area and throughout Anchorage this summer.

It is my understanding that the suspect is still at large, heightening our need to be vigilant at all times.

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Rep. Tarr’s Newsletter: Legislative Special Session #5

On Wednesday, the House sent a letter to the Senate inviting them to join us in a joint session on Friday to review the Governor’s budget vetoes – Friday being the last day for the Legislature to vote to override any of the Governor’s decisions. If you were following the special session on Monday, you may have seen that Senator Bill Wielechowski made a motion in the Senate for a joint session for veto overrides. At the time his motion was ruled out of order because the presiding officer said that typically the House invites the Senate. So, by sending a letter we followed the tradition of the House inviting the Senate. Turns out, that may have just been a stall tactic because upon receiving the letter from the House the Senate declined the invitation, effectively allowing the vetoes to stand.

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Rep. Claman’s Newsletter: Governor’s Vetoes and Upcoming Special Session

Last week, Governor Walker used his line-item veto to cut $1.29 billion from the state budget. His vetoes include reductions in state spending, oil and gas tax credits, and the 2016 Permanent Fund Dividend.

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Rep. Tarr’s Newsletter: AK LNG Meeting & 4th of July Weekend Events

Hope you’ll get out and enjoy your 4th of July weekend! Below are activities happening around town. While there weren’t many legislative hearings this week, the House and Senate Resources Committees met in a joint meeting to receive an important update on the AKLNG Project.

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Rep. Spohnholz’s Newsletter: Special Session Report and a Look Ahead

On Saturday, June 18th, the House gaveled out of the Special Session with the Senate gaveling out the following day. We accomplished a lot during this time, but failed to reach consensus on some of the most important elements on the agenda. Here is a summary of what happened followed by an update on the NEXT special session scheduled to start on July 11th and some information on local events of interest.

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