Alaska governor agrees to delayed special session start

    Governor Mike Dunleavy.

    JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy has delayed by two weeks the start of the next special session.

    The move followed a request by legislative leaders.

    Dunleavy originally called a special session for Aug. 2 but agreed to delay the start until Aug. 16.

    Legislative leaders had told Dunleavy that three of the caucuses preferred to begin a special session on Aug. 16, while the bipartisan House majority preferred an Aug. 9 start.

    Special sessions can last up to 30 days.

    Dunleavy also amended the special session agenda to add consideration of his proposal dealing with the state's oil-wealth fund and the annual dividend paid to residents.

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