Alaska: A Governor Faces Impeachment

A Governor Faces Impeachment

In the 2 1/2 years since he was elected Governor of Alaska, Bill Sheffield has been involved in four federal or state investigations into the handling of his campaign funds. Last week in a new inquiry, a 15-member state grand jury looking into the award of a $9.1 million state office-leasing contract recommended that a special session of the Alaska legislature be convened to consider impeaching the Democratic Governor. Said the grand jury's 69-page report: "The Sheffield administration has not best served the interests of the public and is unfit to fulfill the inherent duties of public office."

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