Alaska Legislature ends session notable for shift in tone


JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — For the Alaska Legislature this was the session of compromise. The tone was notable after three years of bitter fights, drawn-out special sessions and gridlock over how to address the state’s budget deficit.

Legislators, who’ve gotten an earful from frustrated Alaskans, decided to trust one another and work together “in order for us to get out of here in an orderly manner,”

House Speaker Bryce Edgmon said.

Political differences in the House factored in, too.

“A lot of the tone has been, `Where can the House get 21 votes?”‘ Senate Majority Leader Peter...

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