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Big items remain as legislative session nears end


April 12, 2018

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) – The Alaska Legislature is in its final week of a scheduled 90-day session, with budgets to complete and questions over what it will take for lawmakers to consider their job finished for the year.

Senate President Pete Kelly said lawmakers possibly could finish “in proximity” to the 90-day mark, which is Sunday, but declined to speculate further.

Voters approved a 90-day session limit but the state constitution permits sessions of up to 121 days.

He told reporters Monday that the House and Senate aren’t in the “full-on war” they were in last year over diffe...

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