Senator Gary Stevens

District P Senator Gary Stevens of Kodiak called from Juneau on Monday after the senate gaveled out. He spoke with KBBI’s Kathleen Gustafson for this Legislative Update.

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.

Senator Gary Stevens spoke with KBBI's Kathleen Gustafson about the possibility of a special session in Wasilla and about his work as chair of the legislative council and education committee for this week's Legislative Update.

Photo courtesy of Gary Stevens.

KBBI’s Renee Gross spoke with Sen. Gary Stevens Thursday morning about what the deadlock over the organization of the state House means for the senate and the state education commissioner’s comments to the senate finance committee on a public education funding review.