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House passes legislation strengthening public safety in rural Alaska

JUNEAU – The Alaska House helped strengthen public safety in rural Alaska today when it passed legislation that would update the Village Public Safety Officer (VPSO) program. Senate Bill 81, which passed 34-2, implements seven recommendations that the bipartisan and bicameral VPSO Working Group made in their report, which was adopted on January 24, 2020.

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Representative Edgmon’s April 1 newsletter

More than thirty legislators and staff tested positive for COVID-19 in the Capitol this week. Because of this, floor sessions were cancelled, which means that amendments to the operating budget on the house floor were pushed forward until next week. My office and I have been following the CDC protocols and are doing our part to stay healthy and not contributing to the spread of the virus.

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