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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PFD Day – or Tax Day?

Yesterday, thousands of Alaskans received $1,600 in their bank accounts for their Permanent Fund Dividend, and thousands more will soon get a check in the mail. This year, I introduced an amendment to the budget to restore the full PFD to all eligible Alaskans, and the amendment passed 21 to 19. The full PFD for this year would have been $2,982. The amendment only stood for a couple of days and it was eventually rescinded over my strong objection.

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Town Hall on 9/25: Public Safety & Parks

It’s been a busy month for the whole community as Anchorage schools begin a new year and UAA classes began. Luckily, the continued stretch of summer weather has made it a great time to talk to friends and neighbors—and for road construction to wind down after a rainy August. See Tuck’s Tips below for road construction updates!

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NEWS: Rep. Tuck Champions Increased Awareness of Post-Traumatic Stress Injuries

Anchorage – Today, legislation was signed into law naming September 11 as Patriot Day and June 27 as Post-Traumatic Stress Injury Day in Alaska. Senate Bill 152, sponsored by Senator Kevin Meyer (R-Anchorage), was initially only focused on recognizing Patriot Day but through the legislative process, the bill was amended to include language sponsored by Rep. Chris Tuck (D-Anchorage) establishing a Post-Traumatic Stress Injury (PTSI) Day in Alaska.

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NEWS: Successful Tax Credit Program Extended to Support Education in Alaska

Anchorage – Legislation to extend a successful tax credit program was signed into law today during a ceremony on the University of Alaska Anchorage campus. House Bill 233, sponsored by Representative Chris Tuck (D-Anchorage), passed the Alaska Legislature earlier this year with near unanimous support. The bill extends the Alaska Education Tax Credit Program through 2024 and adjusts the rate at which the credits are earned.

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