Edgmon: Legislature could take up override again

    Alaska House Speaker Bryce Edgmon.

    Juneau, Alaska (AP) - Alaska House Speaker Bryce Edgmon says the Alaska Legislature could take up a vote to override Gov. Mike Dunleavy's budget vetoes again on Thursday.

    Edgmon spoke shortly after the Legislature failed to override more than $400 million in vetoes, with the governor targeting the University of Alaska for a bulk of those cuts.

    The vote was 37-1 but needed 45 votes, or three-fourths of all lawmakers, to be successful.

    About a third of lawmakers did not vote since they remain in Wasilla amid a dispute over where the special session should be held.

    Edgmon says growing public pressures may persuade lawmakers to vote for an override.

    But a spokesman for the Republican House minority says in an email they have no plans to go to Juneau and will be back in Wasilla on Thursday.

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