Legislative Update - Friday, July 12, 2019

Jul 14, 2019

District P Senator Gary Stevens of Kodiak

The special session of the Alaska State Legislature is split between two cities. Most legislators are in session at the capitol in Juneau, but about a third of Alaska senators and representatives followed Governor Dunleavy to Wasilla, making an override of the governor’s budget cuts an impossibility. District P Senator Gary Stevens of Kodiak spoke with KBBI’s Kathleen Gustafson by phone from Juneau about the failure to override and about what comes next in the special session for this week’s Legislative Update.

Correction: A previous version of this story incorrectly listed the number of legislators in Wasilla as 22. The correct number is 21. The story has been updated.

Attempts to schedule an update with District 31 Representative Sarah Vance were unsuccessful. Vance is one of the legislators who is in Wasilla with Governor Dunleavy.