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Alaska challenging constitutionality of salmon proposal

 

October 26, 2017



JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) – The state of Alaska is challenging the constitutionality of a proposed ballot initiative aimed at protecting salmon habitat.

The state says it is appealing a court decision that called for allowing backers of the measure to begin gathering signatures.

The matter went to court after Lt. Gov. Byron Mallott last month refused to certify it, citing a Department of Law opinion.

The department maintained that the measure would limit the Legislature's ability to decide how to allocate anadromous streams among competing uses and raised constitutional questions.

In a release,...



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