Alaska Legislature ends efforts to overturn budget vetos

The Alaska Legislature’s special session started last Monday with lawmakers divided between Juneau and Wasilla. There were not enough lawmakers in Juneau to muster the three quarters majority required to overturn Dunleavy’s budget vetoes and not enough members in Wasilla to conduct official business due to a lack of a quorum. With the end of the five day period of the special session over, the time allowed to override vetoes is over, however funding could still be addressed through the state’s capital budget or a supplemental. Governor Dunleavy said he would consider adding a capital budget to the session once lawmakers resolve where they will conduct their session.