Kito Removed from Legislative Council

    JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — An Alaska lawmaker who broke with his caucus over the handling of smoking legislation has been removed as chair of the Legislative Council.

    House Speaker Bryce Edgmon removed Rep. Sam Kito III from the seat Monday, replacing him with Rep. David Guttenberg. Kito was part of the House majority coalition but distanced himself from the group after expressing frustration in April with Rep. Gabrielle LeDoux's handling of smoke-free workplace legislation.

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