Action Line: Sen. Dennis Egan discusses upcoming special session

    "We convene Monday at 11 a.m. and all kinds of things could happen."

    Juneau Senator Dennis Egan was asked on Action Line Tuesday about what's likely to happen - or not happen - when the special legislative session convenes next week.

    "We convene Monday at 11 a.m. and all kinds of things could happen," stated Egan. "They could come in and immediately gavel out, which would do nothing and the governor would call them right back into another special session, or they can override the governor's vetoes and then go home. There's also been some discussion about having field hearings in Fairbanks, Anchorage, and around the state because the only committees that are going to be involved are Finances and Resources, and if you aren't on one of those committees, you just sit around and watch Judge Judy and wait."

    Egan also commented on the possibility of the session being moved from Juneau.

    "It worries me. We've been working really hard on trying to keep it here. I think we've done a really good job, and I want to thank the governor; the administration agrees that Juneau is the capital, and when the Legislature meets, it should be in Juneau."

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