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Are lawmakers really limited to 90 days?
Alaska voters narrowly established the 90-day limit in state law through a ballot question in 2006 — 50.8 percent to 49.2 percent. The first 90-day session was in 2007. Since then, lawmakers have immediately called themselves back into special session, been immediately called back by the governor, or simply continued to meet beyond midnight of the 90th day nine out of 11 years.
There haven’t been any concrete consequences. Legislative lawyers have said the state constitution‘s 121-day limit trumps the statutory limit. There haven’t been any legal challenges to actions lawmakers have taken beyond the 90th day.