NEWS: Alaska House Moves to Fix Alaska’s Flawed Oil Tax Credit System

Juneau – The Alaska House of Representatives today passed legislation to reform Alaska’s flawed and unsustainable system of oil and gas subsidies. Without changes, the State of Alaska is projected to pay out more in oil tax credits in Fiscal Year 2018 than the state will take in from production taxes. Production tax revenue used to be Alaska’s leading source of revenue.

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EVENT: Tuesday’s Press Availability Will Include Reps. Edgmon, Tuck, Stutes, and Kawasaki

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), Majority Leader Rep. Chris Tuck (D-Anchorage), Majority Whip Rep. Louise Stutes (R-Kodiak), and Finance Committee member Rep. Scott Kawasaki (D-Fairbanks).

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Speaker Edgmon’s April 7th Newsletter: Where Things Stand on Day 81

Rep. Bryce Edgmon

There are nine days between now and Easter Sunday, which will also be the 90th, and last, day of the statutory legislative session. From the perspective of the Alaska House Majority Coalition, which I lead as House Speaker, it is clear that we will need to continue our work beyond that date and enter into the additional 31 days allowed in the state Constitution.

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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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