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Alaska official denies pro-salmon vote, but appeal scheduled

 

October 5, 2017



JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Lt. Gov. Byron Mallott has shot down a proposed ballot measure that calls for improved vetting of all projects that affect salmon streams, but supporters are trying to override his rejection.

Superior Court Judge Mark Rindner will hear oral arguments in an appeal Tuesday, The Juneau Empire reported.

Mallott last month ruled the measure unconstitutional, and thus invalid for the 2018 ballot.

The measure is proposed by Mike Wood of the Susitna River Coalition, Gayla Hoseth of Dillingham and Brian Kraft of Anchorage. It calls for improved vetting, but also seeks to decl...



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