Rep. Edgmon’s weekly newsletter

The Capitol was abuzz this week regarding two presentations given to both the House Finance and Senate
Finance committees. You can view the presentation slides and video of the presentations on the House and
Senate Finance Committee pages.

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Edgmon E-News – March 2 2019

This week, a long-standing goal of mine was realized when we formed the House Special Committee on Tribal Affairs. This is the first time the Alaska Legislature has ever had a committee focused on tribal issues, and it could not come at a better time. As our state faces the most severe budget cuts any Governor has ever proposed, the opportunities for leveraging tribes’ unique government to government relationship with the US Federal Government offer exciting and potentially crucial means of meeting the health, safety, and education needs of rural Alaska communities.

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NEWS: House Creates Special Committee on Tribal Affairs

Juneau – Today, the Alaska House of Representatives created the first ever House Special Committee on Tribal Affairs. Creation of such a committee has long been a goal of Representative Bryce Edgmon (I-Dillingham), Alaska’s first Alaska Native Speaker of the House.

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Edgmon E-News – February 22, 2019

Last week I joined with Representatives from across the political spectrum to form a 25-member House Majority organization. In an effort to set aside partisan differences and bring together a coalition capable of passing a responsible budget, I dropped my party affiliation and was elected Speaker of the House. Our organization includes….

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HOUSE ORGANIZATION: NEGOTIATIONS CONTINUE

Rural legislators have a long history of working with members of both political parties in the interest of good governance. We are driven by a long-term commitment to the success and best interests of the state, not political ideology or national parties. I hope we can form a strong majority made up of members from all parties that represents the best interests of all Alaskans.

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