Rep. Tuck’s Community Connection: Upcoming Joint In-State Gas Caucus Meeting and Other Important News

I hope you have been having a great summer this year and have been making the most of the recent sunny weather. I have put together the following list of upcoming events and other information that might be of interest to you. Please keep in touch, and do not hesitate to call or send me an email any time I can be of service.

Joint In-State Gas Caucus Meeting

On Monday, July 30, at 1:00 PM the Joint In-State Gas Caucus will be having an update on Alaska natural gas pipeline projects.

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Rep. Tuck’s Community Connection: The Fish Are Running!

Dear Neighbors,

Over the coming weeks many Alaskan families will be seeking to fill their freezers with fish from our bountiful waters. Whether through sport or personal use fishing, the rules and regulations can be confusing at times. I have put together the following list of useful phone numbers so that you can be sure you are operating within the rules. When in doubt, ask an expert!

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Rep. Tuck’s Community Connection: Texting While Driving Banned Again and Info on Traffic Delays

As you prepare to start your weekend here are a few things to help make your travel safe and hassle free.

First, texting while driving became illegal again starting today. A previous law had not withstood court challenges, so the legislature rewrote the law this year and the governor signed it into law yesterday. From now on, reading or typing a message on a screened device while driving a moving vehicle is against the law.

Second, with the start of the summer construction season, traffic delays and road closures are going to increase. You can get information about which areas to avoid and alternate routes at the following link: Road Project Traffic Delays

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Rep. Tuck’s Community Connection: House Adjourns at 5:26 PM, Monday, April 30; Weekly Coffee Meetings to Resume

Dear Neighbors,

Yesterday at 5:26 pm the house adjourned from special session. With the passage of legislation toughening laws against sex trafficking and the Governor’s unprecedented withdrawal of his oil tax bill, the only issue remaining before the legislature was legislation promoting a small diameter gas pipeline from the North Slope to Nikiski.

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Rep. Tuck’s Community Connection: Senate Cancels Special Session; and Another Fraud Warning

Citing a legislative legal opinion that the Governor’s removal of his oil tax bill from the special session proclamation is unconstitutional and invalidates the entire document, the state senate has declared an end to special session.

At this time the state house is still in special session but it remains to be seen what will happen next. With the passage of legislation against sex trafficking and the Governor’s withdrawal of his oil tax bill the only remaining issue to be dealt with was the in-state gas line bill. This bill was in possession of the senate and appears to have died with the special session.

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