Edgmon E-News – February 22, 2019

Last week I joined with Representatives from across the political spectrum to form a 25-member House Majority organization. In an effort to set aside partisan differences and bring together a coalition capable of passing a responsible budget, I dropped my party affiliation and was elected Speaker of the House. Our organization includes….

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HOUSE ORGANIZATION: NEGOTIATIONS CONTINUE

Rural legislators have a long history of working with members of both political parties in the interest of good governance. We are driven by a long-term commitment to the success and best interests of the state, not political ideology or national parties. I hope we can form a strong majority made up of members from all parties that represents the best interests of all Alaskans.

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2018 Session Wrap-Up from Rep. Bryce Edgmon

Dear Friends & Neighbors,
For many years I have been grateful to work for House District 37 as your repre-sentative, and for the past two years it has been my honor to serves as the first ever Alaska Native Speaker of the House. During this time, the bi-partisan Alaska House Majority Coalition I lead has worked steadfastly on behalf of rural and urban Alas-kans alike.

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Rep. Bryce Edgmon’s News from Juneau

We are on track to bring the 2018 legislative session to a successful conclusion very soon. As I write this, votes on the final ver-sions of the Operating and Capital Budgets are still pending, and many bills by individu-al lawmakers are passing across both the House and Senate floors.

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House Speaker Bryce Edgmon’s News from the Capitol

The principal components of an adjournment agreement are becoming evi-dent as progress continued this week on several “big ticket” bills.
On Wednesday the House/Senate Conference Committee for SB 26—the Permanent Fund restructuring bill—released a draft committee substitute that is now being used as a basis for compromise discussions toward support for final passage.

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Rep. Bryce Edgmon’s News from the Legislature

There were good signs this week that the Legislature is on track to finish the 2018 session within the time limit allowed by the State Constitution. Produc-tive negotiations continue between all concerned to reach the set of agree-ments necessary to reach adjournment.

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