JUNEAU – The Alaska Legislature will hold a joint floor session Wednesday at 11:30 a.m. in the State Capitol to allow legislators to vote for or against the governor’s operating budget vetoes.Read more
JUNEAU – Gov. Mike Dunleavy today issued budget vetoes that present an imminent threat to our economy and to all Alaskans, while continuing to fail to address the root cause of our state’s financial problems.
Speaker Bryce Edgmon released the following statement in response:
“The Legislature presented Governor Dunleavy with a responsible operating budget that struck a balance between protecting essential services and making tough but necessary budget cuts. Today, the governor made major vetoes that will have drastic, negative impacts on all Alaskans.
JUNEAU – House Speaker Bryce Edgmon on Wednesday released a statement following the governor’s announcement that he intends to call a special legislative session:Read more
Next Wednesday, May 15th, marks the 121st day of session and the constitutional deadline for adjournment. The House and Senate are busy moving policy bills while the operating budget conference committee works on hammering out a compromise budget that closes the $1.2 billion deficit while protecting essential services and funding a Permanent Fund Dividend.Read more
JUNEAU – House Speaker Bryce Edgmon on Thursday released the following statement responding to the attorney general’s assertion that a decision by the Legislature to forward-fund education is unconstitutional:Read more
JUNEAU – The Alaska Legislature on Thursday announced the creation of a joint House-Senate working group that will look for ways to substantively improve the Village Public Safety Officers (“VPSO”) program.Read more
It has been a busy few weeks in the Alaska Capitol! We voted on the Governor’s appointments, passed some and continued work on other crime and public safety legislation, and today named members of a Conference Committee which will be tasked with reconciling the House and Senate Fiscal Year 2020 (FY20) budgets. We are working hard to get all items accomplished in time for adjournment on May 15, the 121st day of session.Read more
“We continue to support our primary objective of fiscal discipline, founded on the idea of a sustainable budget that protects essential services without dipping into savings.”
– House Speaker Bryce Edgmon (I-Dillingham)