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State wants lawsuit challenging bonding proposal dismissed


October 4, 2018

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) – A judge said Monday he wants both sides to submit additional briefs before deciding whether to dismiss a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of Gov. Bill Walker’s plan to pay Alaska’s oil and gas tax credit obligations.

The state wants the case brought by Juneau resident Eric Forrer to be dismissed.

Superior Court Judge Jude Pate said a decision probably would not be made until early November.

The Legislature earlier this year passed a bill, proposed by Walker, to establish a new state corporation that would be empowered to sell up

to $1 billion in bonds t...

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