By BeckyBohrer
Associated Press 

Alaska lawmakers open new session with House failing to support veto override effort


January 18, 2024

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Alaska lawmakers opened a new legislative session Tuesday, with the House failing to support an attempt to override Republican Gov. Mike Dunleavy’s veto of $87 million in additional education funding last year.

Under the state constitution, the Legislature has the first five days of the regular session for a veto override attempt. If a joint session were held to consider a veto override, three-fourths of lawmakers — or 45 members — would need to vote in favor of an override for it to be successful.

House Minority Leader Calvin Schrage, an Anchorage independent...

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