Gov. Mike Dunleavy addresses state lawmakers and guests attending his State of the State speech on Jan. 23, 2023. (Clarise Larson / Juneau Empire file photo)

Gov. Mike Dunleavy addresses state lawmakers and guests attending his State of the State speech on Jan. 23, 2023. (Clarise Larson / Juneau Empire file photo)

Gov. Dunleavy’s State of the State speech delayed until Tuesday due to weather

Flights carrying commissioners, guests for speech unable to arrive in Juneau in time

Gov. Mike Dunleavy’s State of the State speech has been delayed until 7 p.m. Tuesday, one day later than scheduled, due to poor weather conditions in Juneau that are delaying the arrival of officials scheduled to attend the speech, the governor’s office announced early Monday evening.

“Due to weather related flight delays in Juneau, state of the state guests and commissioners will not be able to arrive in time,” the statement from the governor’s office notes.

Poor weather also kept many state lawmakers who left Juneau for the weekend from arriving in time for floor sessions scheduled late Monday morning. Both northbound and southbound flights to and from Juneau throughout the day were listed as delayed or canceled by the tracking website FlightView.

The delay means coverage of Dunleavy’s speech will not appear in Wednesday’s Juneau Empire. Coverage of the speech and reaction from legislators will be available that day at juneauempire.com and in Saturday’s print edition.

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