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House Commended for Passing 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 »

House Passes Plan to Keep Refineries Strong

April 17, 2014, Juneau, Alaska – Following passage of House Bill 287, Governor Sean Parnell today commended the House for its passage of his tax incentives package aimed at keeping Alaska’s in-state refineries strong. HB 287 also extends the state’s contract to sell its royalty oil to Tesoro Refining and Marketing, LLC. Full Story »

Bill Defines Medically Necessary Abortion

Photo Governor Signs Senate Bill 49April 17, 2014, Juneau, Alaska – Governor Sean Parnell today signed legislation that defines medical necessity for purposes of public funding for abortions. “While the Alaska Supreme Court requires the state to fund certain abortions, the court has held the state may define and fund what is medically necessary, rather than funding elective abortions,” Governor Parnell said. Full Story »

Governor Thanks Legislature for Confirmations

April 17, 2014, Juneau, Alaska – Governor Sean Parnell today thanked the Alaska Legislature for confirming all of his appointments to various boards and commissions, as well as the commissioners of the Departments of Administration, Public Safety, Revenue, and Natural Resources. Full Story »

House Passes Governor's Veterans Bill

April 16, 2014, Juneau, Alaska – Governor Sean Parnell today thanked the House for passing Senate Bill 145, his legislation to ensure veterans who served in the 1991 Gulf War and conflicts arising after September 11, 2001 can benefit from hiring and housing preferences granted to veterans of earlier conflicts. Full Story »