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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Speaker Edgmon’s March 31st Newsletter: The Full Solution

Rep. Bryce Edgmon

As the major components of the Alaska House Majority Coalition’s fiscal plan are assessed during these last weeks in the 90-day session, I’ve been gratified to recognize increasing support among important constituencies around the state for the fairness and comprehensiveness that underpin our strategy.

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Speaker Edgmon’s Mar. 24th Newsletter: House Finance Progresses on Major Components of Fiscal Plan

Rep. Bryce Edgmon

The Finance Committee in the House held back-to-back hearings all week on two cornerstones of the House Majority Coalition’s solution to Alaska’s fiscal crisis. HB 115 protects PFDs, restructures the Permanent Fund in a way that helps pay for vital government services, assures that the multi-billion-dollar endowment continues to grow, and diversifies revenues with a modest income tax.

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