JUNEAU, Alaska - The first day of the legislative session Tuesday featured fallout from a budget vote last year, as the Alaska Senate shook up its committees and some conservative members cried foul. Senate President Cathy Giessel said the changes were discussed during an hours-long caucus meeting Tuesday. She said the Republican-led caucus had an agreement that members would vote on the budget and that three members last summer took actions at odds with that. Shower was one of two members who lost a seat on the powerful Senate Finance Committee. Some committee changes were expected with a new senator, Josh Revak, on board.
Source: thestar January 22, 2020 04:41 UTC