Rep Edgmon April 6th Newsletter

While at this time of session we expect many differences between the House and Senate versions of the Operating Budget, there is already one major component of the bill that has been agreed on. Yesterday, Senate leaders indicated that they will uphold the $1600 amount for the FY19 PFD that the House included in its version of the budget. This is a $500 increase over the FY18 PFD. We hope this increase will benefit not only individual Alaskans but also the broader state economy.

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Speaker Bryce Edgmon’s News from Juneau: House Continues Lengthy Debate over Operating Budget

For four straight days (and counting) the House has been debating several dozen proposed amendments to the FY19 Operating Budget. By far the greater number of them were brought forward by the House Republican caucus, and a large percentage of them have targeted funding for pro-grams and services that, in my opinion, have already been cut to the bone in recent years.

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