Edgmon E-News May 10 2019

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.

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Edgmon E-News May 6 2019

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.

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Edgmon E-News April 12 2019

The House passed an operating budget this week, the House and Senate will meet in joint session to consider the Governor’s appointees next week. That and more in this week’s edition of the Edgmon E-News.

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ALASKANS WEIGH IN ON THE BUDGET

This year, more Alaskans than ever before weighed in on the state budget. I appreciate everyone who came out to provide feedback in person at the community meetings held by the House Finance Committee and those who called in to the full committee as they took public testimony here in Juneau. In an effort to pay $3,000 Permanent Fund Dividends, the Governor’s budget proposes taking hundreds of millions of shared taxes from local governments, while simultaneously slashing spending on Medicaid, Senior Benefits and services, K-12 education, University of Alaska, and the Marine Highway. Faced with drastic changes to basic infrastructure and services, Alaskans are making their voices heard. We will do our best to listen and produce a budget that keeps essential services intact.

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Edgmon E-News March 22 2019

This week the House Finance Subcommittees closed out the various department budgets, sending their reports back to the full House Finance Committee for consideration as the Operating Budget.

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Rep. Edgmon’s weekly E-news

This week I was pleased to welcome Barbara (‘Wáahlaal Gidáak) Blake to my office team. Barbara brings a wealth of knowledge and experience. Barbara worked for the Walker administration on fish and game, tribal affairs, and transboundary relations with Canada.

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