Rep. Edgmon’s Feb 23rd Legislative Update: House ADF&G Budget Focuses on Management for More Fishing

Rep. Bryce Edgmon

The budget process during session begins with a host of Finance Subcommittees each taking responsibility for a particular department and Governor Walker’s proposals for their funding. After weeks of combing through the department’s various divisions and their programs and services, the subcommittee can make recommendations of its own, through adoption of amendments to the governor’s funding plan. Once those recommendations are complete, the subcommittee “closes out”—forwarding a summary of its work to the full Finance Committee and then closing down for the year.

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House Passes Resolution on Proposed Plan for Offshore Lease Sales

Juneau – Today, the Alaska House of Representatives passed House Resolution 6, weighing in on the 2019-2024 National Outer Continental Shelf Oil and Gas Leasing Draft Proposed Program. The current draft program calls for lease sales in 14 of the 15 planning areas in Alaska (there are a total of 26 planning areas across the country).

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Rep. Edgmon’s Feb 16th Legislative Update: Important Week at the Legislature for the Alaska Native Community

Rep. Bryce Edgmon

Today is Elizabeth Peratrovich Day—honoring the Southeast Tlingit equal-rights champion whose successes on behalf of Alaska Natives preceded the Lower-48 civil rights movement by a full decade. It’s only fitting, then, that we devote this this week’s newsletter to events marking past and present efforts and accomplish-ments by distinguished Alaska Native leaders.

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