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By Dan Rudy 

Legislature on recess as committees mull budget


As the rest of the Alaska Legislature takes a two-week recess before returning for special session next Tuesday, the Senate and House finance committees have been left behind to continue working toward adoption of a budget.

After extending beyond the statutory 90-day session without a fully funded budget, the Legislature was called into special session by Gov. Bill Walker. On April 30 both chambers agreed to gavel out until May 12 while the finance committees continue to meet.

“Right now we’re recessing,” Rep. Dan Ortiz (I, Ketchikan) said in an interview Monday. “I personally don...

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