Rep. Tuck’s Community Connection: Education is My Top Priority

Public education is under attack. Last month, Governor Dunleavy put forward an irresponsible budget proposal that threatens the future of our children. Rather than continuing to invest in good schools and great teachers, the Governor wants to reduce the state’s support for public education with a huge $273 million cut to the Base Student Allocation (BSA). If that sounds like a lot of money, it is. It equates to $1,100 per student taken out of every classroom in Alaska.

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Rep. Tuck’s Community Connections: Speaking Short for Alaska

Governor Dunleavy gave his first State of the State Address on January 22. This is the eleventh State of the State I’ve been privileged to witness from the floor. I was struck by how short it was, at just under 25 minutes, and how short it was on actual information. It also differed from other speeches in that instead of an electronic copy, I got an expensive printed souvenir booklet.

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Rep. Tuck’s Community Connection: Back to Juneau for the New Session

Tuesday, January 15, was the official beginning of the 31st Alaska State Legislature. My colleagues and I in the House are still working hard to establish the best possible coalition of Republican, Independent, and Democratic representatives to represent Alaskans. I am confident that in the near future, the House of Representatives will be able to organize and get to work tackling these issues. Here are some pictures from the day.

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Rep. Tuck’s Community Connection: Happy New Year!

It has been an honor and a privilege to serve as your Majority Leader in the House of Representatives for the past two years. My commitment to you is to continue working across party lines and to restore faith in government. When we work together as neighbors and Alaskans, we can accomplish great things in 2019!

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Community Connection: Earthquake Preparedness Tips

Today, thousands of Alaskans from Homer to Fairbanks felt the major 7.0 earthquake and dozens of aftershocks, centered very close to us here in Anchorage. Like many of you, I was shaken—my office and home are a complete mess and we are inspecting possible structural damages. But the most important thing is that we are safe! And I hope you are, too.

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