Rep. Chris Tuck

Rep. Chris Tuck
Representative
Chris Tuck

I’m Here for You

I want to hear from you. Please share your thoughts and voice
your opinion. Together we will make a difference.

January 21, 2020

A New Session Brings Hope for Solutions

Dear Neighbors,

The 2020 legislative session begins this afternoon when lawmakers from across Alaska gather in Juneau to do the people’s business. I hope that every member of the House and Senate is ready to work because that’s what it will take to overcome the significant fiscal and political hurdles facing our state.

In the coming days and weeks, you will hear a lot from me, but I want to hear from you. If you find yourself in Juneau, please come see me. My office in the State Capitol Building is easy to find. All you have to do is walk up the Capitol Steps and take a left. You will see my office at the end of the hall. My office number in Juneau is (907) 465-2095 or toll-free at 1-866-465-2095. My email address is Rep.Chris.Tuck@akleg.gov. My duty is to represent you, so please share your views. I look forward to hearing from you.

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File for Your 2020 PFD

The turn of the calendar to a new year means it’s time to file for your 2020 Permanent Fund Dividend. The application period ends on March 31. Don’t procrastinate – file for your dividend today. The easiest way to file is online at pfd.alaska.gov. However, you can still file for a PFD with a paper application that can be found at locations across the state, including Legislative Information Offices, public libraries, senior center, and municipal offices. If you need help with the process, you can always visit the Dividend Information Office in Anchorage at 655 F Street or call (907) 269-0370.

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Constituent Fares to Visit the State Capital

There are many ways to watch and participate in the work of the Alaska Legislature, but nothing compares to being there in person. To make it easier for Alaskans to be part of the decision-making process in Juneau, Alaska Airlines offers discounted flights to the capital city with their Club 49 Constituent Fare. If you take advantage of a constituent fare, please visit my office on the ground floor of the State Capitol in Room 24.

 

Get Help to Quit Smoking

Is today the day to quit smoking? If you are ready to quit, there is help available from Alaska’s Tobacco Quit Line. You can now text READY to the number 200-400 to get help. Alaska’s Tobacco Quit Line is free and is available 24 hours a day and 7 days a week.

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Winter Driving Safety

Driving during the winter in Alaska can be challenging. Driving in the city during the winter can be extremely challenging. To keep roads safe, the Anchorage Police Department has some helpful tips for drivers to keep in mind. 

  • Turn on your headlights and use your turn signals. Help other drivers to see you.
  • Make sure all exterior lights are in working order.
  • Clear all the snow off your car so you can see out, and you’re not blinding other drivers by having the snow blow off your car and onto theirs.
  • After you’ve stopped at a red light, and it cycles to green, do not go before looking both ways and making sure no one is running the light.
  • Leave plenty of room between you and the vehicle in front of yours to give you extra stopping room.
  • Keep emergency gear in your car, such as warm clothing, a shovel, jumper cables, flashlight, etc.
  • Give yourself extra time to arrive at your destination. If you’re late – you’re late. Don’t chance driving too fast for road conditions, which can lead to collisions. And then you’ll really be late.
  • When you come to a stop behind another vehicle, do not pull all the way up on their bumper. Leave room to maneuver in case the car coming in behind yours needs extra stopping space.
  • When you’re driving, look not only at the car directly in front of yours but three to four cars ahead.
  • The sooner you’re aware of a problem on the roadway, the more time you have to react and either stop or move.
  • Keep a phone charger in your car so a dead cell phone battery does not prevent you from calling for help in the event you should need too.
  • Be aware of pedestrians. They will be taking it extra slow as the sidewalks are just as slick.

 

Improving Transportation in Anchorage

The Municipality of Anchorage has been working on a plan to improve the public transportation options in Anchorage. The draft short-range transit plan is now open for review and public comments. The goal of the plan is to improve People Mover, AnchorRIDES, and RideShare. Public comments are being accepted through January 31.

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I’m here for you, so please keep in touch on matters important to you and your family!

Happy New Year. I hope your New Year is full of many blessings,

[signed] Chris Tuck
      Chris Tuck
      Alaska State Representative
      District 23 - Anchorage


 

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