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Alaska House ends session without addressing Walker's bills


JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) – The Alaska House ended the special session Friday, marred by deep divisions and unable to come to terms on a plan to address the state’s multibillion-dollar budget deficit.

A number of legislators took turns saying their piece, with some poking at Gov. Bill Walker and others expressing regret that more had not been accomplished. This is not a proud day, Anchorage Democratic Rep. Les Gara said.

Adjournment came five days into the session, without a single bill hearing held by the gridlocked House. House Speaker Mike Chenault had said he asked the House Finance Commi...

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