Juneau special session: Following constitution or breaking the law?

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One day after leading lawmakers announced moving the special session from Wasilla to Juneau and Anchorage, the Legislature is embroiled over whether a they broke the law for followed the constitution. 

On Monday, Senate President Cathy Giessel, R-Anchorage, and House Speaker Bryce Edgmon, I-Dillingham, said the Legislature will not follow Gov. Mike Dunleavy’s edict to hold a special session in Wasilla. Rather they will gavel in July 8 in Juneau, the state’s capital, and hold most of the hearings in Anchorage.

They believe they have followed the constitution, which states the capital is Juneau.

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