07/18/16 - 9:34pm
Lawmakers have officially ended the fifth special session of the 29th Alaska Legislature.
At 11:45 a.m. Monday, Senate President Kevin Meyer, R-Anchorage, dropped the gavel on the Senate’s session, following in the path of the House, which gaveled out on Friday. Under Article II, Section 10 of the Alaska Constitution, if the Senate had not gaveled out, it would have forced the House to return to Juneau for additional work.
With the House unable to make progress on a fix to the state’s $3 billion budget deficit, that action had been considered unlikely.