Edgmon E-News May 10 2019

Next Wednesday, May 15th, marks the 121st day of session and the constitutional deadline for adjournment. The House and Senate are busy moving policy bills while the operating budget conference committee works on hammering out a compromise budget that closes the $1.2 billion deficit while protecting essential services and funding a Permanent Fund Dividend.

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House of Representatives votes to repeal and replace Senate Bill 91

House Bill 49, which passed 24-to-14, would enact changes that are tough on criminals and give police and prosecutors the tools they need to make Alaska safe. At the same time, the legislation helps victims receive justice and maintains a commitment to enacting policy changes based on objective information, data, and input from police officers, prosecutors, and public defenders.

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Edgmon E-News May 6 2019

It has been a busy few weeks in the Alaska Capitol! We voted on the Governor’s appointments, passed some and continued work on other crime and public safety legislation, and today named members of a Conference Committee which will be tasked with reconciling the House and Senate Fiscal Year 2020 (FY20) budgets. We are working hard to get all items accomplished in time for adjournment on May 15, the 121st day of session.

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