Dear Neighbors,

Last November, a massive $1 trillion investment in U.S. infrastructure was passed by Congress and signed into law. Alaska will see the benefit of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law for many years. However, eligible Alaskans can benefit immediately from the law through the Affordable Connectivity Program, which gives eligible households help with their internet bill. The Federal Government is working to raise awareness about the program because too many Americans are not taking advantage of the available help. In Alaska, it's estimated that up to 100,000 Alaskans are eligible but only 9,990 Alaskans have applied.  

Specifically, the Affordable Connectivity Program provides eligible Alaskans with a discount of up to $30 per month toward internet service. For those on tribal lands, the benefit is up to $75 per month. Reportedly, most of the internet providers in Alaska consider the entire state to be tribal lands so eligible Alaskans should receive a larger discount. 

Below is detailed information about the Affordable Connectivity Program. There are three different ways to qualify for the program. 

  1. Your income is at or below 200% of the federal poverty guidelines.
  2. You or someone in your household participates in SNAP, Medicaid, Federal Public Housing assistance, Supplemental Security Income, and many other federal programs. 
  3. You meet the eligibility criteria for a participating broadband provider’s existing low-income internet program. 

Eligible Alaskans can apply for help through the Affordable Connectivity Program with a paper application or online at for the fastest processing. 

I’m here for you. I welcome your input and ideas. Call my office at (907) 465-2095 or send an email to

Warm regards,

Apply for the Affordable Connectivity Program

Upper Cook Inlet Personal Use Salmon Harvest Reports Are Due

The Alaska Department of Fish & Game is reminding Upper Cook Inlet Personal Use permit holders to submit online harvest reports by Monday, August 15

  • Harvest reports must be made online through the ADF&G Online Harvest Reporting webpage.
  • Harvest reports can no longer be made by mail or hand-delivery. 
  • The UCI permit includes a QR code that will take you directly to the Online Harvest Reporting webpage.
  • Online reporting is required regardless of whether you obtained a UCI permit through the ADF&G online store or through a vendor.
  • Additionally, online reporting is required whether you went dipnetting or not.

If you have questions about online harvest reporting or need assistance, please contact your local ADF&G office.

IMPORTANT: Failure to submit your UCI harvest report online by August 15 is the loss of personal use fishing privileges in 2023. 

Click Here to Report Your Personal Use Harvest

Navigate the Medicare Maze

Alaska's Medicare Information Office holds regularly scheduled webinars to help Alaskans with their Medicare coverage.

The next webinar will be held on August 24.

  • Date: Wednesday, August 24
  • Time: 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

For more information, contact the Medicare Information Office at 1-800-478-6065 or (907) 269-3680.


Click Here to Register for the Webinar

Rep. Chris Tuck - A Career in Photos - Vol. 3

The members of the Alaska House Majority Coalition photographed in the House Finance Committee room on May 23, 2017. 

Rep. Tuck playing with his daughter Penelope on March 21, 2016.  

Reps. Tarr, Drummond, Tuck, and Kawasaki being introduced at the AFN Convention in Anchorage on October 20, 2017. 

Rep. Tuck recording a podcast on April 4, 2019 with Jeff Landfield with the Alaska Landmine. 

Rep. Tuck and former Rep. Charisse Millett pose with Rep. Tuck's aunt and mother on the House floor on March 27, 2015.  

Rep. Tuck on a motorcycle during a visit with a local Anchorage business.

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