Rep. Tuck’s Community Connection: Last Week of Session Brings Successes, Unfinished Business

Dear Neighbors,

With less than one week remaining in the Legislative Session, things are heated up in the Capital.

Now that the logjam created by three weeks of oil tax debate has broken, committees are ramping up in reviewing legislation, budgets are under heavy discussion, and the House is voting on four to twelve bills every day. I’m in the office at least from 7am until 10pm every day of the week, and am working hard for our best interests.

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Rep. Tuck’s Community Connection: Public Testimony Opportunities: Oil Tax Proposal; Constituent Meeting

The House Finance Committee will be holding its first public hearings on the Governor’s oil tax bill (HB 110) this Thursday and Friday. This proposed bill would give more than $10 billion over the next 5 years to the oil industry in a bid to get more oil in the pipeline.

I am very supportive of more oil production and more jobs for Alaskans. However, information discovered during review of HB 110 has raised serious questions about the best way to spur more oil production and jobs. Below is a longer discussion of the oil tax issue.

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