Rep. Tuck’s November 7th Newsletter: Making Urgent Changes to the SB 91 Crime Bill

Early this morning at 1:00 am, the House passed Senate Bill 54 making necessary fixes to Senate Bill 91, the previous crime reform bill. Making Alaska a safer place to live is my number one priority. SB 54 represents an urgent response to the recent spike in criminal activity by being smarter and tougher on crime.

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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 27th Newsletter: Public Testimony on the Crime Bill; The Alaska Criminal Justice Commission

There are TWO more opportunities for you to make your voice heard on Senate Bill 54, the crime bill, which is now before the House Finance Committee: Saturday, October 28, from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Monday, October 30, from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

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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. Tuck’s July 20th Newsletter: Agreement Reached to End Cash Subsidies to Oil Companies

This past weekend the House and Senate formed a compromise on HB 111 to eliminate cash credits to oil companies. The House passed the bill by a vote of 33-6 and Senate passed it 18-0. After weeks of negotiating, the bill is estimated to save the state about $200 million per year over the next 10 years. With some limitations, companies can instead claim tax deductions after they start producing oil, which makes a lot more sense than handing money over with no way to tell if it is resulting in increased production.

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Rep. Tuck’s June 28th Newsletter: Legislative Budget and Special Session Update

In a major step forward, the Legislature has passed a compromise operating budget with a bipartisan vote of 31 to 8 in the Alaska House. This budget is not ideal, but it is necessary to prevent a government shutdown on July 1 which would have brought a halt to Alaskans’ ability to provide for their families at the most crucial time of year for many economic activities.

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Rep. Tuck’s May 30th Newsletter: Statewide Fiscal Survey

In January, the Senate Majority polled Alaskans on a variety of topics relating to Alaska’s budget situation. The results showed Alaskans favor a comprehensive fiscal plan that includes reducing tax credits for the oil and gas industry, a broad-based tax, and continuing to fully fund K12 education.

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Rep. Tuck’s Newsletter: Testimony on Income Tax Tomorrow, Friday PFD Application Deadline

Alaska is on the brink of economic failure as the budget deficit adds to thousands of job losses already resulting from loss of revenues caused by low oil prices and large cash subsidies to the oil industry. The Alaska House Majority Coalition was formed to save the economy and protect jobs.

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