House OKs Asking Voters for More Lawmakers

The House approved asking voters this fall to send more lawmakers to Juneau next year.  They approved a Constitutional Amendment Ballot Question that would create spaces for four more House members and two more Senators.

The measure arose from lawmakers from small communities and rural areas who expect this year’s census and the redrawing of legislative districts will likely  center more political power in urban and suburban areas.

Anchorage Republican Craig Johnson argued against it – but not on political grounds.  He doesn’t want to see “government” grow.

Dave Donaldson, APRN – Juneau

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