Rep. Wilson expects State of the State address to be held

    Republican Representatives Chuck Kopp, Dave Talerico and Tammie Wilson held a press conference Monday.

    Juneau, Alaska (AP) - Alaska lawmakers are preparing for Gov. Mike Dunleavy's first State of the State speech but the lack of an organized House has its certainty up in the air.

    While the Senate accepted Dunleavy's request to address a joint session Tuesday to give his speech, the House had yet to do so.

    The House is limited in what business it can take up until a permanent speaker is elected.

    Representative Dave Talerico, a Republican leader, said there have been discussions on what procedurally needs to happen for the speech to go forward as planned.

    Republican Rep. Tammie Wilson says she expects that will be sorted out and looks forward to hearing Dunleavy's speech Tuesday.

    Monday's House floor session was canceled. The Senate session was brief -- and the upper chamber is now in recess until 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday night.

     A spokesman for Dunleavy says the governor is moving forward as though he will give his first State of the State speech on Tuesday.

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