Edgmon E-News March 22 2019

This week the House Finance Subcommittees closed out the various department budgets, sending their reports back to the full House Finance Committee for consideration as the Operating Budget.

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Rep. Edgmon’s weekly E-news

This week I was pleased to welcome Barbara (‘Wáahlaal Gidáak) Blake to my office team. Barbara brings a wealth of knowledge and experience. Barbara worked for the Walker administration on fish and game, tribal affairs, and transboundary relations with Canada.

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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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