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Legislators head into overtime with big issues unresolved


JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) – The Alaska Legislature went into overtime Monday as it continued to wrestle with how to confront an estimated $4 billion state budget deficit.

House Speaker Mike Chenault said legislative leaders planned to keep working past the voter-approved 90-day session limit in the hopes of reaching a compromise on outstanding issues, like oil and gas tax credits, in the next few days. Sunday marked the scheduled end of the 90-day session but the Alaska Constitution allows for regular sessions of up to 121 days, with an option to extend for another 10.

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