Legislature’s special session lives in limbo without legislators
Most lawmakers head home as fourth special session prepares to end with a whimper
The Alaska Legislature’s special session will continue — without most legislators.
On Monday, the Alaska House of Representatives failed to adjourn the ongoing fourth special session after the Alaska Senate did so on Friday. With the House refusing to quit, the Senate will be called back to work.
While the Alaska Constitution says both House and Senate must together agree to adjourn a special session (or have the governor chime in), it doesn’t say the two bodies have to work.
“It’s a very confusing mess for members that are in the House side,” said House Minority Leader Charisse Millett, R-Anchorage.
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