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Another Gasline Milestone Achieved

July 21, 2014, Anchorage, Alaska – After ensuring that Alaska’s gas could go to Alaskans first, Governor Sean Parnell today lauded Alaska’s LNG Project for applying to export liquefied natural gas (LNG). The application was submitted to the U.S. Department of Energy. Full Story »

Legislation Allows VPSOs to Carry Firearms

Photo Legislation Allows VPSOs to CaJuly 18, 2014, Naknek, Alaska – In a move to make rural Alaskans safer, Governor Sean Parnell today signed House Bill 199 into law, ensuring Village Public Safety Officers (VPSO) are able to carry a firearm. HB 199 was sponsored by Representative Bryce Edgmon. Full Story »

Governor Addresses Bethel Chamber of Commerce

July 17, 2014, Bethel, Alaska – Recognizing Alaska’s critical role in the Arctic, Governor Sean Parnell today signed House Joint Resolution 24, urging the U.S. Department of State to consider the State of Alaska’s priorities as it holds the position of chair of the Arctic Council. Those priorities include creating jobs and economic opportunity for Arctic residents, preventing suicide, developing safe and sustainable sanitation facilities for small, isolated Arctic communities, and securing safe and reliable shipping. HJR 24 was sponsored by Representative Bob Herron. Full Story »

Gov. Congratulates Admiral Papp on New Post

July 16, 2014, Anchorage, Alaska – Governor Sean Parnell today welcomed the news that Admiral Robert J. Papp, Jr. (Ret.) has been appointed as Special Representative to the Arctic Region. Full Story »

Governor Signs Legislation in Eagle River

July 16, 2014, Anchorage, Alaska – Continuing his commitment to increase regulatory transparency and accountability, Governor Sean Parnell signed several pieces of legislation, including House Bill 140, sponsored by Representative Lora Reinbold. The governor signed the legislation at the Chugiak-Eagle River Chamber of Commerce. Full Story »