Juneau, Alaska (KINY) - A compromise capital budget bill is ready for debate on both floors of the Legislature after a conference committee made quick work of hammering out differences.
Conferees completed their work in less than a half hour.
The Legislature convened its special session, the third this year, late this morning. (Thursday).
The Senate voted 17 to 2 not to concur with House changes to Senate Bill 23.
The House voted later not to recede from its changes on a 38 to 2 vote.
That set up a conference committee. Both bodies were recessed to the call of the chair pending completion of the committee's work.
Floor sessions were originally scheduled to convene at 4 p.m.
Legislative leaders are hopeful of wrapping up the work in one day.