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Alaska special legislative session staggers toward end


November 23, 2017

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) _ The special legislative session is staggering toward its end Tuesday, with a small contingent of lawmakers holding so-called technical sessions to keep it alive after the Alaska House and Senate disagreed on adjourning early.

Technical sessions are more casual gatherings involving a handful of members charged with gaveling in and out. They are used regularly, including when one side doesn’t want to keep all its members waiting around while waiting for the other to send it a bill.

Doug Gardner, the Legislature’s top legal adviser, says the concept of technical sessi...

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