BP-Hilcorp Sale & A Very Busy Fall – Part 1 of 3

Things have picked up in the public and among the press regarding the BP sale to Hilcorp. As Co- Chair of Resources Committee I have been studying this closely over the last couple of months since the announcement was made public on August 27th. Initially, I think some Alaskans, if they were around in 1990 for the BP-ARCO merger had an expectation of a robust public process. However, as I learned, that public process was in part because the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) identified anti-competitiveness issues that prompted what’s called a consent agreement and that process requires public…

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Rep. Tuck’s Community Connection: PFD Special Session Doubtful

As our daily sunlight dwindles away, so do hopes for a third special session focused on the Permanent Fund and PFDs. Until recently, I thought a compromise was possible that would allow lawmakers to go back to work to find long-term solutions about how to best use the earnings of the $64 billion Alaska Permanent Fund. However, with no easy path forward and an apparent unwillingness by many to reengage on the issue, another special session this year seems very unlikely.

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Catching up: My 5 bills that passed this session

This has been a very busy year. Now it’s time to catch up and share more about what we’ve been working on, on your behalf, this year. Over the next few weeks we will catch up on personal legislation, constituent meetings, conferences, speaking engagements, awards, and plans for next year. We sent our end of session newsletter in September, but with limited space in the newsletter I wanted to share a bit more about my five bills that passed this session.

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