Edgmon E-News – March 2 2019

This week, a long-standing goal of mine was realized when we formed the House Special Committee on Tribal Affairs. This is the first time the Alaska Legislature has ever had a committee focused on tribal issues, and it could not come at a better time. As our state faces the most severe budget cuts any Governor has ever proposed, the opportunities for leveraging tribes’ unique government to government relationship with the US Federal Government offer exciting and potentially crucial means of meeting the health, safety, and education needs of rural Alaska communities.

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Weekly Update from Juneau

I have had so many wonderful visitors in my office recently. People that I have had the pleasure of meeting with include members of the Alaska Primary Care Association and Anchorage Neighborhood Health Center, youth with 4-H, and members of the Anchorage Chamber of Commerce. My office also had the chance to speak with Anny Cochrano with Alaska Youth Advocates and meet “Jellybean.” On Friday….

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