JUNEAU -- A ballot initiative that would re-establish a coastal management program in Alaska will appear on the Aug. 28 primary ballot.
Lawmakers could have pre-empted the initiative by passing substantially similar legislation. But the Legislature adjourned the regular session early Monday without acting on the issue, and the special session call issued by the governor doesn't include coastal management.
Division of Elections Director Gail Fenumiai says that means the initiative will appear on the primary ballot.
The coastal management program lets states put conditions on certain activities on federal lands and waters. Alaska's program ended last year after several failed attempts by lawmakers to revamp and save it.