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Walker tries to press Legislature on nominees


JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) – Alaska Gov. Bill Walker issued a proclamation Wednesday, seeking to force lawmakers to act on his appointments to boards, commissions and key administration posts.

The proclamation calls for a joint session of the Legislature Thursday to vote on Walker’s nominees. Walker cited two constitutional provisions as giving him authority to do so.

One allows a governor to convene the Legislature whenever he deems it in the public interest. The other states the governor is to be responsible “for the faithful execution of the laws.”

Jahna Lindemuth, Walker’s choice for...

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