Special legislative session delayed to Aug. 16


August 5, 2021

JUNEAU (AP) - Gov. Mike Dunleavy has delayed until Aug. 16 the start of the next special session of the Legislature, following a request by legislative leaders for more time to find a compromise on the state’s fiscal future.

The special session had been set to begin Monday.

Special sessions can last up to 30 days.

The letter requesting that the governor postpone the session was signed by Senate President Peter Micciche, House Speaker Louise Stutes, Senate Minority Leader Tom Begich and House Minority Leader Cathy Tilton.

The Republican and Democratic leaders said a delay would provide ext...

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