Taylor holding Anchorage hearings on regulatory commission

Posted: Monday, June 10, 2002

JUNEAU (AP) -- The Senate Judiciary Committee will hold hearings this week in Anchorage on reauthorizing the Regulatory Commission of Alaska.

Gov. Tony Knowles has called a special session of the Legislature starting June 24, to address the issue.

A measure to reauthorize the commission passed the House during the regular legislative session in May, but stalled in the Senate Judiciary Committee, headed by Sen. Robin Taylor, R-Wrangell.

Taylor said the commission does not need to be reauthorized now. He said the hearings he has scheduled this week are designed to gather more information before the special session starts.

The hearings will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday and at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Anchorage Legislative Information Office conference room at 716 W. Fourth Ave.

Taylor is also tentatively planning hearings for June 20-21.

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