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Pollster breaks down what session extension means for voters

By KTVA CBS 11 News 9:13 PM April 21, 2014
ANCHORAGE –

The extension of the legislative session means three citizen initiatives originally slated to appear on the Aug. 19 primary election ballot will now be on the Nov. 4 general election ballot.

That’s because the constitution requires at least 120 days to pass after the session adjourns before voters can go to the ballot box.

Those initiatives include: marijuana legalization, a minimum wage increase and a measure against the proposed Pebble Mine.

Political pollster Ivan Moore spoke on KTVA to help break down what it could mean for voters.

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