- Associated Press - Tuesday, May 16, 2017

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) - The minority leader of the Alaska House says her caucus is not inclined to support extending the regular session by another 10 days.

Republican Rep. Charisse Millett says the House majority has failed during the already extended session to stay focused on the budget and a fiscal solution. Both issues remain unresolved.

Lawmakers last month blew past the 90-day voter approved regular session limit. Wednesday marks the 121-day constitutional deadline.

Lawmakers can extend the session for another 10 days. However, support from minority Republicans is needed in the House to meet the threshold required for an extension.

The other option is for lawmakers to go into a special session. If Gov. Bill Walker calls a special session, the agenda would be limited to items he puts on it.

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