From Wesley Loy in Juneau –
Just received word the Legislative Council has called a meeting for 1 p.m. Monday.
On the agenda: nomination of a new chairman and “other business.”
The presumptive new chairman is Juneau Democratic Sen. Kim Elton, whom Senate President Lyda Green named to replace the outgoing Sen. John Cowdery.
The “other business” part is more intriguing. This could concern the hiring of an independent investigator to look into Gov. Sarah Palin’s controversial firing of former Public Safety Commissioner Walt Monegan.
I just ran up to Rep. Nancy Dahlstrom’s office to try to find out more about Monday’s agenda, but her door was locked.
Dahlstrom is the Legislative Council’s vice chair.
For more background on the council’s function and the Monegan issue, check out our story in today’s Daily News.