Alaska Legislature Continues in Session - State and Federal Communications

April 18, 2017  •  

Alaska Legislature Continues in Session

AlaskaThe Alaska Legislature will remain in session despite its April 17 deadline, with lawmakers still working to pass a budget bill and other deficit reduction measures.

A voter initiative passed in 2006 limits the legislative session to 90 days, but legislators often continue after the deadline and follow the constitutional deadline of 121 days.

If more time is needed after the constitutional deadline, a special session would need to be convened.

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