Third special legislative session is pending a capital budget deal

    Juneau, ALASKA (KINY) - A third special session is likely in store on a capital budget, but Governor Walker said in a statement issued over the weekend that lawmakers need to present him with a compromise on that spending plan before he places it on the call for another special session.

    He said the state does not need to spend thousands of dollars in daily expenses to negotiate.  Walker added that he's been assure that lawmakers will reach a compromised in time to pass a capital budget before July 31.  One a deal  is reached, the Governor says he will immediately call them back into session.

    Juneau Senator Dennis Egan said of the need for a capital budget while a guest on Action Line earlier this month.  He pointed out that the new federal fiscal year begins October 1.  He said funding for some transportation projects may be in jeopardy if a capital budget is not approved in time.

    That's because the Legislature needs to approve the matching funds required to secure those federal dollars.

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