Rep. Chris Tuck

Rep. Chris Tuck
Chris Tuck

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June 21, 2019

Decision Time for the PFD

Dear Neighbors,

Last week, the first special legislative session called by Governor Dunleavy ended without a decision on the size of this year’s Permanent Fund Dividend (PFD). The governor called a second special session with the PFD as the only agenda item.

I am looking forward to getting to work with my colleagues in the House and Senate to resolve this important matter.

The Executive Proclamation by Governor Dunleavy calling the 31st Alaska State Legislature into a second special session starting July 8 in Wasilla.


Permanent Fund Working Group Created

The issues surrounding the Permanent Fund and the PFD have so perplexed lawmakers that the House and Senate both voted to create a new working group to make recommendations about how best to use the earnings of the Permanent Fund. The next meeting of the new Bicameral Permanent Fund Working Group will be held Friday, June 28 at 10:00 a.m. at the Anchorage Legislative Information office. The meeting will be streamed live on the Alaska Legislature’s website.

On Wednesday, the working group received a presentation from the Departments of Law and Revenue about the history of the Alaska Permanent Fund and the payment of PFDs. They also received an in-depth examination of Permanent Fund law from the Deputy Director of Legislative Legal Services.

I am encouraging the members of the working group to work diligently, but also quickly, in the hope of having some solid recommendations for us to examine when we gather next month for a special session.


Shameful Pioneer Home Rate Increase Proposal

Friday, June 28 is the deadline to provide public comments on the Dunleavy administration’s proposal to raise the rates by 40 to 140 percent to live in the Pioneer Homes across the state.

Email comments to Send written public comments to;

Department of Health and Social Services

Division of Alaska Pioneer Homes

Re-Regulation Change

P.O. Box 110690

Juneau, AK 99811


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

Warm regards,

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


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