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Legislature Addresses Pension Liability

April 20, 2014, Juneau, Alaska – Governor Sean Parnell today thanked the Legislature for its work to address the state’s largest budget cost driver – the unfunded pension liability. Full Story »

Gov’s Education Bill Passes Senate Finance

April 19, 2014, Juneau, Alaska – Governor Sean Parnell today welcomed the news that the Senate Finance Committee passed House Bill 278, Alaska’s Education Opportunity Act, his comprehensive education legislation, providing new funding and opportunities for Alaska’s children. Full Story »

Senate Passes Legislation to Pay Down Debt

April 19, 2014, Juneau, Alaska – Governor Sean Parnell today praised the Senate for passing House Bill 385, his legislation to pay down Alaska’s unfunded pension liability. The governor’s bill provides a $3 billion deposit into Alaska’s retirement trust funds, lowering the state’s annual payments and dropping annual state spending. Full Story »

House Finance Passes Governor’s Gasline Bill

April 18, 2014, Juneau, Alaska – Following passage of Senate Bill 138 by the House Finance Committee, Governor Sean Parnell today thanked committee members for their work to advance a large-diameter Alaska natural gas pipeline project. Full Story »

House Commended for Paying Pension Liability

April 17, 2014, Juneau, Alaska – Governor Sean Parnell today commended the House of Representatives for passing House Bill 385, his plan to address Alaska’s unfunded pension liability. Specifically, the governor’s plan would provide a $3 billion deposit into Alaska’s retirement trust funds, lowering the state’s annual payments. Full Story »