Rep. Tuck’s Newsletter: Neighborhood Crime Alert

Rep. Tuck Newsletter

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. Tuck’s Newsletter: Special Session Budget Compromise Averts Shutdown and Protects Economy

Rep. Tuck Newsletter

After I led negotiations over the Memorial Day weekend, the Legislature passed a $4.6 billion operating budget on Tuesday. This is a reduction of $500 million from last year. We also passed one of the smallest capital budgets in state history. Nearly $3.2 billion comes from the Constitutional Budget Reserve, the state’s savings account. The session now can be laser-focused on a fiscal plan, before our savings are depleted.

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Rep. Tuck’s Newsletter: Public Testimony on Oil & Gas Tax Credits

Rep. Tuck Newsletter

The House Rules Committee, of which I am a member, will be hearing House Bill 247, the oil & gas tax credits bill, starting at 9:00 am on Wednesday. Public testimony will be taken this Wednesday, May 11, 2016, from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm. You can testify via teleconference at the Anchorage Legislative Information Office and you can watch the hearing live on Gavel Alaska. I look forward to hearing from you.

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Rep. Tuck’s Newsletter: Special Edition Fiscal Crisis Newsletter

Rep. Tuck Newsletter

As you are probably aware, the Legislature has extended beyond its standard 90 day limit as lawmakers work to come to agreement on fixing Alaska’s fiscal crisis.

It is regrettable that we are in this position, but I intend to work as long as is necessary to come up with a responsible plan that is fair to regular Alaskans.

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