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Fri Nov 17, 2017, 09:18 AM

The Alaska Senate quit its special session in Juneau. But the House is forcing it to continue.

JUNEAU Did you think the Alaska Senate's vote Friday to adjourn from the special legislative session would spare you another week of political infighting?

If so, you thought wrong.

Alaska House leaders said Monday that they're refusing to quit the special session because they want senators to come back and consider a tax proposal from Gov. Bill Walker, and to fix what several attorneys have identified as a constitutional problem with the criminal justice bill that passed both chambers last week.

That move effectively makes the Senate's vote Friday moot, since the the Alaska Constitution says neither chamber can adjourn for longer than three days without agreement from the other.

And it means that Anchorage Republican Sen. Kevin Meyer, a member of Senate leadership, will be back in Juneau on Tuesday to preside over a "technical session," in which lawmakers conduct no formal business.

Read more: https://www.adn.com/politics/alaska-legislature/2017/11/13/the-alaska-senate-quit-its-special-session-in-juneau-but-the-house-is-forcing-it-to-continue/

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Ken Burch Nov 2017 #1

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Wed Nov 22, 2017, 06:16 PM

1. In a decent world, this would cost the Senate Majority seats at the next election.

 

Any possibility of that happening up there?

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