Speaker Edgmon’s Feb. 24th Newsletter

Rep. Bryce Edgmon

On Wednesday Senator Lisa Murkowski delivered an address to a Joint Session of the Legislature. In her remarks, she highlighted new potential emerging in Washington, D.C., for improved federal cooperation in infrastructure and resource development in Alaska.

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Speaker Edgmon’s Feb 17th Newsletter: Disaster Declaration for Opioid Abuse Epidemic

Rep. Bryce Edgmon

Yesterday Governor Walker signed an administrative order that declares the abuse of opioids a major public health issue and includes a directive for the Department of Public Safety to ramp up screening and enforcement methods to stop the trafficking of illegal drugs in our communities. The order also directs all state departments to apply for federal grants that can help in the battle against the epidemic.

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Speaker Edgmon’s Feb 10th Newsletter

Rep. Bryce Edgmon

With only one year’s savings left and deficits still in the $3 billion range, the Alaska House Majority Coalition is committed to taking action this session on a comprehensive fiscal plan for Alaska that protects the PFD, maintains our most vital government services and programs, and is fair to the citizens of our state.

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Speaker Edgmon’s January 27th Newsletter

The many new committee chairs in the Alaska House Majority Coalition took up their gavels in earnest this week to set forth on the work of the session. As a lot of you probably know, most meetings early in the session feature department and division overviews to help get legislators up to speed on the services and programs state government provides. That was mostly the case this week, although some legislation was heard.

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Speaker Edgmon’s Jan. 20th Newsletter

Rep. Bryce Edgmon

The first session of the 30th Alaska State Legislature convened on Tuesday, with the House under the leadership of the new Alaska House Majority Coalition. During the opening floor session it was my great honor to be officially elected Speaker of the House. I also take great pride and a profound feeling of responsibility in being the first House Speaker of Alaska Native descent. As I said during our inaugural session, I hope to be the first in a long line of Alaska Native Speakers.

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