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Legislators brace for showdown over governor's vetoes


Mike Dunleavy

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - The message on the front page of Alaska's second-largest newspaper was unmistakable.

A nearly 2-inch (5-centimeter) headline, outlined in red, in Monday's edition of the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner contained a single word: OVERRIDE. It appeared over a full-page editorial calling for state lawmakers to "save Alaska" from severe budget vetoes by Gov. Mike Dunleavy and the likely economic devastation that would follow.

Emotions are running high ahead of a joint legislative session Wednesday when legislators will consider overriding vetoes by Dunleavy, a first-term Repub...

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