Dunleavy Grants Special Session Amendment on Request of Pruitt, Costello

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Senate Majority Leader Mia Costello and House Minority Leader Lance Pruitt sent a letter this afternoon asking Governor Michael J. Dunleavy to add federal match dollars for airport and highway projects in the DOT and Public Facilities budget to the call for the second legislative special session.

See the letter they sent here.

“At this point, the legislature needs to understand that the only path to a solution involves working with the governor and each other,” said Sen. Mia Costello (R-Anchorage), Senate Majority Leader. “I hope that when the legislature arrives in Wasilla on Monday, that they’ll be ready to address the issues that Alaskans need addressed, such as funding for roads and infrastructure, and the PFD.”

“Roads are crucial to our economy, and we simply cannot allow legislative gridlock to jeopardize our roads.” said Rep. Lance Pruitt (R-Anchorage), House Minority Leader. “I hope the governor will act on our request quickly and that our colleagues in the Senate will recognize the urgent need to come together in Wasilla to ensure that our road funding is secure.” 

Governor Dunleavy issued a response to the letter a few hours later, and agreed to the legislators’ request.

The second special session is set to begin Monday, July 8 in Wasilla.