By Becky Bohrer
The Associated Press 

Legislature nears end of inactive special session


October 28, 2021

The Alaska Legislature is in special session but it’s quiet at the Capitol, where many legislative offices have been dark, floor sessions in some cases have lasted seconds and little progress has been made toward resolving the state’s fiscal issues.

Since the session started Oct. 4 in Juneau, House committees have had five meetings on fiscal-related topics, all in Anchorage; the Senate has had no such hearings.

“I don’t think it’s making a lot of sense to be here doing what we’re doing right now. If we’re not going to do anything, gavel out,” said Palmer Republican Rep. DeLe...

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