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Tuck: Legislature prepared to go beyond 90 days


JUNEAU (AP) – The Alaska House majority leader says legislators are prepared to work past the scheduled end of session, if necessary, “to do things right.”

Democratic Rep. Chris Tuck says lawmakers are dealing with weighty issues in trying to address Alaska’s deficit, and

want to ensure bills are well vetted.

The House has yet to complete work on an oil tax-and-credit system overhaul, which majority members consider a key component of a fiscal plan. That bill would still have to go to the Senate.

Also pending in the House: legislation to reinstitute an income tax and use Alaska oil...

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