Governor disputes legislative change to ferry advisory board

The state Senate is considering House legislation that would restructure the 18-year-old ferry system advisory board, taking away the governor’s authority to appoint all of the members.

House Bill 63 passed that body unanimously May 5, moving next to the Senate.

The governor, however, does not believe a key provision of the legislation is legal. He had proposed his own restructuring bill that did not relinquish appointment authority for members to the board.

Gov. Mike Dunleavy’s bill also would continue the provision in law that a governor can remove board members at any time, while the House...


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