Meyer talks options as constitutional session limit looms

    JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The constitutional deadline for adjournment is looming for Alaska legislators and lawmakers are weighing their options.

    Posted Friday, May 13th, 2016 3:32pm by Lance David

    JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The constitutional deadline for adjournment is looming for Alaska legislators and lawmakers are weighing their options.

    Lawmakers will hit the 121-day constitutional limit Wednesday.

    The state Constitution allows for up to a 10-day extension if there's two-thirds support by both the House and Senate.

    Senate President Kevin Meyer says he believes there's a will in the Senate to extend the session if lawmakers don't complete their work and it appears they'll only need a few more days.

    Meyer says if lawmakers can't muster the votes to extend, he would recommend the governor call an immediate special session in Juneau. But he says housing is starting to become an issue.

    The state budget and oil and gas tax credit legislation are among issues to be decided.

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