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Alaska governor offers help in brokering fiscal fix


April 20, 2017

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) – With Alaska legislative leaders at odds over how to best address the state’s multibillion-dollar deficit, Gov. Bill Walker on Tuesday offered his help in hopes of nudging talks forward.

Walker said he has invited House and Senate leadership to the governor’s mansion Wednesday to begin looking for areas of common ground.

The Legislature has extended beyond a voter-approved 90-day session limit, with a budget and fiscal plan unresolved. The constitution allows for regular sessions of up to 121 days, which would extend into mid-May.

While there’s general agreement...

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