NEWS: The Alaska House Wants Expanded Access to TeleHealth in Rural Communities

Rep. Bryce Edgmon

JUNEAU – Today, the Alaska Legislature passed a resolution calling for additional federal resources to help expand access to telehealth care in rural Alaska. House Joint Resolution 14 is sponsored by Rep. Bryce Edgmon (Dillingham), who represents many remote communities in Southwest Alaska. The resolution asks the Federal Communication Commission (FCC) to increase the Rural Health Care Universal Service Support Budget sufficiently to adjust for inflation and keep up with advances in broadband technology.

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EVENT: Tuesday’s Press Availability Will Include Reps. Edgmon, Tuck, Seaton, and Parish

Juneau – The Alaska House Majority Coalition will hold a press availability Tuesday morning at 8:30 a.m. to answer questions from reporters covering the 30th Alaska State Legislature. Participants will include Speaker of the House Rep. Bryce Edgmon (D-Dillingham), Majority Leader Rep. Chris Tuck (D-Anchorage), Finance Committee Co-Chair Rep. Paul Seaton (R-Homer), and House Community and Regional Affairs Committee Co-Chair Rep. Justin Parish (D-Juneau).

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NEWS: Responsible Budget Passes the Alaska House of Representatives

JUNEAU – The Alaska House of Representatives today formally passed a fully funded operating budget for Fiscal Year 2018 that ensures the delivery of essential services and protects the Alaska economy. The $5.1 billion General Fund operating budget reduces spending on agency and statewide operations by a net of $82.5 million compared to the 2017 budget, even after Governor Bill Walker’s vetoes.

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EVENT: Tuesday’s Press Availability Will Include Reps. Edgmon, Seaton, Foster, and Kreiss-Tomkins

Juneau – The Alaska House Majority Coalition will hold a press availability Tuesday morning to answer questions from reporters covering the 30th Alaska State Legislature. Participants will include Speaker of the House Rep. Bryce Edgmon (D-Dillingham), State Affairs Committee Chair Rep. Jonathan Kreiss-Tomkins (D-Sitka), and House Finance Committee Co-chairs Rep. Neal Foster (D-Nome) and Rep. Paul Seaton (R-Homer).

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