Representative Louise Stutes-House District 32-Proudly Serving Kodiak, Cordova, and Yakutat.
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NOVEMBER 11th, 2017
Special Session Update
Dear Friends and Neighbors,
I wanted to provide you with a small update from my perspective on the fourth special session.
The Senate returned to Juneau last Friday, approved SB 54, and adjourned the fourth special session without addressing Governor Walker’s revenue bill.
I am disappointed with the Senate’s actions for several reasons:
The House has decided not to adjourn, but instead will leave the door open for the Senate. We will continue to hold technical sessions on the hope that the Senate will return to Juneau to finish its work on SB 54 and take action on Alaska’s fiscal crisis. Legislative rules require that neither legislative body can be out of session for more than three days unless both bodies adjourn. The decision to keep the House in session means that the Senate will have to continue at least holding technical sessions.
I do not know if the Senate will return or not, but the House stands ready and willing to work on these important issues should they choose to do so. Alaskans deserve action and we intend to afford the Senate every opportunity to act.
Please contact me and tell me how you feel. Whether your thoughts are on the budget, new revenue, fisheries or transportation issues, or something that is important to you and your family, I’m here for you and will always endeavor to work on your behalf.