Relocating the fourth special session to Anchorage gets a push from some lawmakers

 Capitol Building in Juneau, Alaska
Capitol Building in Juneau, Alaska (KTUU)
Published: Oct. 15, 2017 at 8:35 PM AKDT
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Members of the Alaska House Minority are making a push to relocate the upcoming special legislative session from Juneau to Anchorage.

More than a dozen representatives are asking House Speaker Bryce Edgmon (D-Dillingham) to hold a poll about the relocation, according to a release sent Sunday night.

Representative Chris Birch (R-Anchorage) is quoted in the release as saying, “conducting our business in Anchorage will better enable Alaskans to engage, and personally participate, in legislative deliberations on anti-crime legislation and the

governor's proposed tax.”

Governor Bill Walker has not expressed any plans to move the location of the session set to begin on October 23. In the past he has said he would consider the relocation if lawmakers truly desired the change.