By Sam Stockbridge
Ketchikan Daily News 

Legislature blocks governor's attempt to take over ferry advisory board

 

March 20, 2024



Alaska lawmakers on March 12 narrowly overturned an executive order from Gov. Mike Dunleavy that would have given him the sole authority to appoint members to the Alaska Marine Highway Operations Board.

The final vote was 33-26 to reject the governor’s move.

Representatives and senators met in a joint session to consider overturning a dozen executive orders issued by the governor earlier this year that would have eliminated state advisory boards or consolidated their oversight within the executive branch.

Lawmakers voted separately on each resolution to reject the governor’s actions, re...



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