Senator Cowdery plans to skip special session in wake of Kott trial allegations

Anchorage Republican Senator John Cowdery today announced he will not take part in next months’ special legislative session dealing with oil taxes. In a statement released late this afternoon, Cowdery says he does not want his presence at the session to be a distraction. Cowdery was named in court last Friday by former VECO vice-president Rick Smith as one of the legislators that VECO bribed during last years’ consideration of the new profits based petroleum tax.

Dave Donaldson, APRN – Juneau