Speaker Edgmon’s March 3rd Newsletter

Rep. Bryce Edgmon

On any given day in the Speaker’s office I might meet with as many as 10 different business associations, local governments, organizations, or individuals—people involved in fisheries or trucking, tourism or tribal councils, oil & gas or education. More and more, these Alaskans are bringing me the same simple message: “We need to return stability and sustainability to our economy, and it has to happen as soon as possible.”

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EVENT: Tuesday’s Press Availability Will Include Reps. Edgmon, Tarr, Josephson, and Westlake

Rep. Bryce Edgmon

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), Rep. Dean Westlake (D-Kotzebue), and Resources Committee Co-Chairs Rep. Geran Tarr (D-Anchorage) and Rep. Andy Josephson (D-Anchorage).

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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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NEWS: Alaska House Majority Coalition Supports Disaster Declaration for Opioid Epidemic

Juneau – The members of the Alaska House Majority Coalition commend Governor Walker for his decision to sign a disaster declaration for the worsening opioid epidemic in Alaska. The disaster declaration allows a statewide program under the direction of Alaska’s Chief Medical Officer to facilitate the distribution of the life-saving drug naloxone, which is used to revive overdose victims. Earlier today, Governor Walker signed an Administrative Order that sets up an Incident Command System and directs all state departments to apply for federal grants to respond to the opioid epidemic.

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