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Alaska Legislature’s special session pushed back to Monday

Gov. Mike Dunleavy, center, delivers his State of the State speech to a Joint Session of the Alaska Legislature as Senate President Cathy Giessel, R-Anchorage, left, and Speaker of the House Bryce Edgmon, D-Dillingham, watch from the front of the House chambers at the Alaska State Capitol in Juneau, Alaska, Monday, Jan. 27, 2020. (AP Photo/Michael Penn)

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The start of the Alaska Legislature’s special session has been pushed back to Monday.

It had originally been scheduled to start Friday, but has been pushed back to Monday afternoon to ensure enough lawmakers are present in Juneau to convent, Anchorage television station KTUU-TV reported.

Gov. Mike Dunleavy, a Republican, called the fourth special session this year. He amended the agenda to include an appropriations bill to pay a supplemental oil check after signing a spending bill that allows for residents to receive an $1,100 check beginning the week of Oct. 11.

The agenda also limits the Legislature to considering action related to the Permanent Fund Dividend program or, including possible constitutional amendments to the program or appropriations, and action related to increasing state revenue.

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