JUNEAU - A Senate committee has advanced a measure that would make clear the governor's place is in Juneau.
Supporters say there are no current provisions requiring a governor to live in the capital city during his or her term or stay at the governor's mansion. The bill makes explicit that a governor's "duty station" - where he or she spends the majority of time to fulfill the office's duties - is Juneau.
The measure also would not allow a governor to claim a lodging allowance when staying in his or her personal residence outside Juneau.
A deputy commissioner with the Department of Administration says the state typically pays any travel for a governor, and this bill would not change that.
The measure now goes to the Judiciary Committee.
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