Bryce Edgmon

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Initial returns from election night showed a big turnout among conservative voters, which meant challengers threatened several incumbents in the state legislature. But that was later offset by a bigger show of moderates in absentee votes. 

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The veto will cost municipalities in Bristol Bay hundreds of thousands of dollars. Ahead of the vote on January 24, House Speaker Bryce Edgmon expressed hope that it would pass at a Dillingham city council and school board meeting.

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Rep. Bryce Edgmon was elected speaker of the House on Thursday, breaking a 31-day gridlock. This is the second time he has served as speaker. His election comes days after he changed his party affiliation.

Alaska Division of Elections via Google Maps

Democratic incumbent Representative Bryce Edgmon won the district by almost 30 points, while the GOP saw victories in major statewide races.

Alaska Division of Elections

Several candidates running in the 2018 midterm elections travelled to Dillingham last week. KDLG talked to Senator Lyman Hoffman, Representative Bryce Edgmon, and candidate William Weatherby about their focus as November nears.

A bill directing the State of Alaska to recognize protective orders from tribal courts is one of 31 pre-files released today.

Audit recommends changes for CFEC

Oct 26, 2015

A long-awaited audit has recommended changes – and cost savings  for the commission that manages participation in Alaska’s commercial fisheries.

New Law Paves Way for VPSOs to Carry Guns

Jul 23, 2014
Alaska State Troopers

When someone thinks of law enforcement, the first thing that comes to mind is the Alaska state troopers, followed by municipal police.  However, a not-so well-known group is Village Public Safety Officers, a group of first responders that serve in Alaska’s remote villages.  KDLG’s Chase Cavanaugh has more on a new law that paves the way for arming these individuals.

Alaska House Majority Caucus

The Alaska House of Representatives has signed off on legislation that could allow Village Public Safety Officers to carry guns. KDLG’s Mike Mason has the story.

Support is growing for the idea of transferring a huge sum of money into the public employee and teacher retirement systems in Alaska. The goal is to pay down the system’s unfunded liabilities to retired employees. KDLG’s Mike Mason has the story.

Last week Alaska Governor Sean Parnell started the process of putting together the budget for fiscal year 2015. One of the lawmakers who will be working on the budget in the Legislature is District 36 State Representative Bryce Edgmon from Dillingham. KDLG’s Mike Mason spoke with Edgmon to get his reaction to the Governor’s budget proposal.

Earlier this month Alaska Governor Sean Parnell decided against allowing a federally funded expansion of Medicaid in Alaska. Such an expansion could have allowed thousands of residents to participate in the program. As KDLG’s Mike Mason reports, the Governor’s decision is disappointing to the State Representative that represents much of the Bristol Bay region.

The Chairman of the Bush Caucus in the Alaska House of Representatives outlined some legislative achievements and challenges during a speech last week at the annual convention of the Alaska Federation of Natives. KDLG’s Mike Mason listened in and filed this report.

Bush Caucus Outlines Principles and Priorities

Mar 25, 2013

The members of the Bush Caucus in the Alaska House of Representatives have outlined their principles and priorities for the ongoing legislative session in Juneau. KDLG's Mike Mason has the details.

Rep. Edgmon and Sen. Stevens on the Session

Mar 10, 2013

The "Energy Council" break is over and lawmakers will get back to work today in Juneau with just over a month left in the session. KDLG's Mike Mason filed this report after speaking with 2 of the men who represent Bristol Bay in the Alaska Legislature.