Rep. Tuck’s Newsletter: Special Session Update

Rep. Tuck Newsletter

Recently Governor Walker issued a proclamation calling for a legislative special session to convene in Juneau on October 24 to address two key topics:
First, we will explore putting in place a gas reserves tax on undeveloped North Slope natural gas. Currently, companies purchasing leases from the state have a contractual obligation to bring profitable gas to market. However, without a reserves tax there is little means to enforce this “duty to produce” other than by revoking the leases.

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Rep. Tuck’s Newsletter: Medicaid Expansion and Marijuana Control Board

Rep. Tuck Newsletter

Recently Governor Walker announced that, by executive order, he was bypassing the legislature to expand Medicaid. I support this move. A small group of legislators stood in the way and dragged the legislature though an expensive overtime session for something that would have passed if it was ever brought for a vote. I applaud the Governor in using every tool possible to bring millions of dollars in federal funding, and providing 40,000 more Alaskans with easily accessible and more efficient health care, thus creating more jobs and strengthening an economy much in need.

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