Senate removes Reinbold as committee chair

JUNEAU (AP) - Alaska state Sen. Lora Reinbold was removed as Senate Judiciary Committee chair on April 19, the 91st day of a legislative session in which she has often clashed with fellow Republicans, including other Senate majority members and Gov. Mike Dunleavy, and frequently ignored and protested legislative rules to wear a face mask and undergo regular testing for COVID-19.

The committee change was approved by the Senate 17-1, with Reinbold the lone no.

The Eagle River Republican, in her ninth year in the Legislature, was replaced as chair by Anchorage Republican Sen. Roger Holland, a fre...

 

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