Meyer: Senate to decline veto override session

    Senate President Kevin Meyer says the Senate plans to decline the House's invitation to meet in a joint session to take up potential overrides because it doesn't appear there would be sufficient support to override any of Walker's vetoes.

    JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Alaska lawmakers will not meet Friday to consider overriding budget vetoes made by Gov. Bill Walker.

    Senate President Kevin Meyer says the Senate plans to decline the House's invitation to meet in a joint session to take up potential overrides. Friday is the last day in which lawmakers could consider overrides.

    Forty-five lawmakers, three-fourths of the Legislature, are needed to override any veto. Meyer says it doesn't appear there would be sufficient support to override any of Walker's vetoes.

    House Speaker Mike Chenault said Wednesday that he's not sure where the votes might be to try to override any particular veto. But he said there was enough interest on his side to at least hold a session to consider potential overrides.

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