Senate President: Support exists to move special session to Anchorage

    Governor Walker's call would hold the session in Juneau, but housing is a problem and Senate President Kevin Meyer says there's enough support to move the session to Anchorage.

    When the Legislature convenes its next special session in less than three weeks, the House and Senate could be meeting in Anchorage - just like last summer.

    Governor Walker's call would hold the session in Juneau, in a building that was rented for the last two months while the capitol is being renovated.

    But housing is a problem, with Juneau's tourist season giving lawmakers and their staff fewer places to stay.

    Senate President Kevin Meyer says there's enough support to move the session to Anchorage, while the House is still conducting an informal poll of members.

    Last summer, a special session began in Juneau for a brief technical session before lawmakers formally relocated to the Anchorage office on 4th Avenue.
     

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