Shortened Session Drawing Criticism

The 90-day limit on legislative sessions is getting heavy criticism in the state House – both from members and staff. A survey this month showed a majority of those polled think the reduced time does not reduce legislative costs, it cuts down on information, input and personal access for constituents, it allows for less scrutiny to bills, and it provides the governor and special interest groups an advantage.

Dave Donaldson, APRN – Juneau

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