Walker calls 2nd special session to avert a state government shutdown, puts fiscal measures aside


Walker calls 2nd special session to avert a state government shutdown, puts fiscal measures aside

Alaska Legislature

Alaska Gov. Bill Walker speaks at a news conference at his office in the Capitol on Friday, June 16, 2017, after he called the Legislature into a second special session the same day the first one concluded. (Nathaniel Herz / Alaska Dispatch News)

JUNEAU — The Alaska Legislature on Friday finished its first special session and began the next one hours later, as Gov. Bill Walker brought legislators back to resolve unfinished business. But for this second session, Walker set aside the proclamation for the full deficit reduction package that he made for the first to instead focus on just a budget …

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