Alaska lawmakers preparing for 4th special session this year

Alaska lawmakers are preparing for what will be their fourth special session this year.

The House majority coalition said Gov. Bill Walker plans to convene a special session starting Oct. 23 that will focus on revenue. The coalition said the revenue measure or measures that will be discussed have yet to be disclosed.

A Walker spokesman did not immediately return messages seeking comment Thursday.

Previous special sessions this year were focused on passing a budget and addressing oil and gas tax credits that political leaders agreed were no longer affordable.

The state remains mired in a budget deficit amid continued low oil prices.

08/31/2017 - 1:56pm