Rep. Chris Tuck
Rep. Chris Tuck
Representative
CHRIS TUCK


I'm Here for You

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

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   269-0240
   (907) 465-2095
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Visit me:
   May-December
   716 W. 4th St., Ste. 370
   Anchorage, AK 99501
   (907) 269-0242 fax

   January-April
   State Capitol Bldg. Rm. 426
   Juneau, AK 99801
   (907) 465-3810 fax

Contact Other Elected Officials:

Governor Parnell,
Anchorage Office:
907-269-7450
EMAIL:
Gov. Sean Parnell

Senator Mark Begich,
Anchorage Office:
907-271-5915
EMAIL:
Sen. Mark Begich

Congressman Don Young,
Anchorage Office:
907-271-5978
EMAIL:
Rep. Don Young

Senator Lisa Murkowski,
Anchorage Office:
907-271-3735,
EMAIL:
Sen. Lisa Murkowski

 

June 27, 2011

Constituent Meeting & Free BBQ
Join Me at Ruth Arcand Park Tomorrow to Visit and Share News!

Fixing Roads and Schools
Critical Local Upgrades Subject to Governor’s Veto – Please Help!

Dear Neighbors,

My office, along with Senator Kevin Meyer and Representative Charisse Millett will hold a Constituent Meeting and free BBQ tomorrow evening. I look forward to hearing from you, since you are the eyes and ears in our neighborhoods.

We will have information on road construction projects in our district, legislative news and answers to all your questions.

· Tomorrow, Tuesday, June 28th
· 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
· Ruth Arcand Park , 3766 Abbott Road.

FIXING ROADS AND SCHOOLS

After a lot of effort and teamwork with other legislators, I succeeded in securing funding in the state’s capital budget for several critical road and school projects in our area.

Now, we need your help to prevent a veto.

Road repairs funded in our area include:

· Reconstruction of Margaret and Papa Circles, and parts of 75th

· Design for reconstruction of Branche Drive

· Storm drain reclamation for parts of Rovenna and 74th.

· General road reclamation funds to fix streets in the worst condition

If you would like details on each of these important projects, please get in touch with me!

Funds in the capital budget would stop flooding on Margaret Circle, and relieve the burden on homeowners.
Funds in the capital budget would stop flooding on Margaret Circle, and relieve the burden on homeowners.

(Photo courtesy of Suki Miller)

All of the schools serving families in our area received funds for numerous educational tools and facilities upgrades. Wolverine Park is also funded for a much-needed facelift. You can see the list of all projects funded in the capital budget here, starting on page 70.

If fixing our roads and schools are important to you, please contact the Governor TODAY and let him know you support keeping these funds in the capital budget.

The Office of the Governor
Phone: 269-7450
Fax: 269-7461
Email: governor@alaska.gov
Mail: 550 W. 7th, Suite 1700
Anchorage, AK 99501

Representative Chris Tuck meets with former Governor Sheffield and Port of Anchorage Director about ways to reign in cost overruns at the port. Problems at the port were the subject of a recent Anchorage Daily News article. The port has received hundreds of thousands of state dollars, and mismanagement is a major fiscal concern.
Representative Chris Tuck meets with former Governor Sheffield and Port of Anchorage Director about ways to reign in cost overruns at the port. Problems at the port were the subject of a recent Anchorage Daily News article. The port has received hundreds of thousands of state dollars, and mismanagement is a major fiscal concern.

2nd Special Session

Today, I am back in Juneau under our second special session this year. The Legislature is again considering to save the State’s Coastal Management Program. If the Coastal Zone Management Program is allowed to sunset June 30th, Alaska would be the only coastal State without a coastal management program and stands to lose significant Federal dollars used to take care of our shorelines. Although I hope we will be done today, we have until Thursday for a solution.

While this should have been done during regular session, it is important the program be extended. This is the best way Alaska can defend its interests and local communities can help shape decisions to match Alaskan sensibilities.

I’m here for you,

[signed] Chris Tuck
Chris Tuck
Alaska State Representative
District 29 – Anchorage


Tuck’s Tips:

Reduce Pollution with a Rain Garden

The Municipality of Anchorage, in partnership with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife, service has developed the Rain Garden Grant Reimbursement Program to give residents technical and financial support in building a rain garden. The MOA will reimburse half your cost for installing a rain garden up to $750.

Gardens designed to treat water from large contributing areas, like school-sized roofs or parking lots, may qualify for even more funds at the 50% reimbursement rate.

· Call 907-343-8084 or write AnchorageRainGardens@muni.org for more information.

· Click here to find out how to build your own Rain Garden and get money back.

· What is a Rain Garden?

· Who uses Rain Gardens?

· Why Build a Rain Garden?

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