Watch: Alaska Legislature continues discussion of veto overrides

After a failed vote yesterday to override Gov. Mike Dunleavy’s vetoes, Alaska lawmakers are in another joint session to discuss veto overrides. 

The nearly $400 million in vetoes to the state’s operating budget impact funding for the state’s university system, Medicaid, school bonds and rural construction and benefits to low-income seniors in the state, among other items. 

The cuts have prompted a backlash and statewide calls for lawmakers to overturn them. 

But that kind of override will take a super-majority of the legislature — or 45 of them — to be successful. 

Alaska has a lot going on right now.

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