Legislature Deadline Arrives With Almost No Progress Made Regarding Budget

Published: May. 17, 2017 at 9:05 PM AKDT
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The Alaska State legislature has been in session for 121 days - meaning the constitutional deadline has been met as of today.

According to Republican Representative Charisse Millett, the house majority has already failed with this past extension, with the issue of the budget not always being the focus of the session and remaining unresolved.

Lawmakers can extend their session for 10 more days, but it would require votes from the Minority Republicans to pass.

The other option is to go into a special session, in which case the agenda is limited to what Governor Bill Walker decides is most crucial.