Rep. Fields wants to hear more about Price nomination

    The Alaska State Capitol in downtown Juneau.

    Juneau, Alaska (AP) - An Alaska lawmaker says he's weighing options for eliciting testimony from a top aide in former Gov. Bill Walker's administration on Gov. Mike Dunleavy's pick for Public Safety commissioner.

    Rep. Zack Fields says he wants to hear more about Commissioner Amanda Price's departure from the Walker administration.

    Price was a Walker adviser who worked for a period with then-chief of staff Scott Kendall, who told Fields he would testify without a subpoena if Price waived confidentiality. She did not.

    Fields says the option of a subpoena hasn't been ruled out.

    During a Thursday confirmation hearing, Price said Kendall didn't need her permission to speak.

    She was asked a wide range of questions, including if she left the administration willingly. She said no, adding the job wasn't working out.

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