Legislature Misses Good Friday Exit

There’s been a renewed interest in religion in the box office and the State Legislature with the Easter holiday falling this weekend.

 

Lawmakers had hoped to leave Juneau this week. Speaker of the House Mike Chenault…

 

Speaker Chenault(R-Nikiski): “Our plan right now is to get out of here before Easter. There are a number of us that don’t think Juneau is the place to be on Easter Sunday or on Good Friday.”

 

Senate President Charlie Huggins referenced the “Noah” movie, which has been criticized for straying from the Bible…

 

Sen. Huggins: “If you went to see Noah, you would understand why I advocate us getting out of here before Easter. We need to revisit some of our fundamentals if you will.”

 

But with several major pieces of legislation still in the works, the Good Friday deadline has passed. The Legislature is yet to decide on the bill forming the framework for the Alaska LNG Project, state budgets, or a new power plant for the University of Alaska Fairbanks.

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