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The second special session in Juneau was eventful, even though on the surface it looked like nothing really got done in the hour that the House and Senate met.
With 23 of the 40 members present in the House in Juneau, there were enough lawmakers to establish a quorum, but barely. A prayer was said and 23 heads were bowed. The Pledge of Allegiance was recited. Guests were introduced, including former House member Justin Parish, introduced by Juneau Rep. Andi Story, the Democrat who ran for and won Parish’s seat after he served just one term before bowing out under pressure from women colleagues.
Parish took the microphone briefly, as it is customary to allow former House members to do. He encouraged the members to override the governor’s vetoes. They politely applauded.