Chenault: House asks Senate for joint session on overrides

    House Speaker Mike Chenault says he's not sure where the votes might be, but there's enough interest on his side to at least hold a session to consider potential overrides.

    JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The Alaska House has asked the Senate to meet in joint session to consider potential overrides of vetoes made by Gov. Bill Walker.

    House Speaker Mike Chenault says he sent a letter to Senate President Kevin Meyer asking for a joint session Friday.

    Chenault says he's not sure where the votes might be for to try to override any particular veto. But he says there's enough interest on his side to at least hold a session to consider potential overrides.

    Walker vetoed nearly $1.3 billion from the budget, the bulk of which came from limiting the amount available for Alaska Permanent Fund dividends and for oil and gas tax credits.

    The Senate on Monday decided to wait to see whether a joint session invitation would come from the House rather than initiating one.

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