AG Clarkson: Troopers could 'round up' absent legislators

    Alaska Attorney General Kevin Clarkson.

    Juneau, Alaska (AP) - Alaska's attorney general says Gov. Mike Dunleavy has several options for dealing with legislators who refuse to heed his call to meet in Wasilla.

    Those options include seeking a court order to compel them to go.

    Kevin Clarkson says if lawmakers were to disobey any such court order, Dunleavy could ask Alaska State Troopers to round them up.

    He says Dunleavy simply could allow lawmakers to meet in Juneau or he could possibly join a lawsuit if one is brought by a citizen. But he says it's Dunleavy's call.

    Dunleavy spokesman Matt Shuckerow said Dunleavy would be available to answer those questions later.

    Dunleavy is at odds with legislative leaders, who have said they intend to meet in Juneau and hold committee meetings in Anchorage.

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