From Sean Cockerham in Juneau --
The Senate just agreed to changes made in the House last night to a proposal to expand the size of the Legislature. That means the amendment to the Alaska Constitution will be going before voters for a decision on the November ballot.
Senate Joint Resolution 21 would add four more representatives and two more senators to the Legislature. The idea is to preserve rural representation in Juneau after all the legislative districts are redrawn following this year's census.
The added seats would likely go to Mat-Su and Anchorage, where the population growth is. But rural lawmakers hope it means they at least won't lose seats and their districts won't get even geographically bigger than they are now.