Alaska Governor News News and information from the Office of the Alaska Governor en-us Fri, 09 Oct 15 09:46:48 -0800 Thu, 08 Oct 15 09:59:11 -0800 -- ( (Peter Torkelson) Gov. and Lt. Gov. Meet with Obama Officials Walker/press-room/full-press-release.html?pr=7295 Governor Bill Walker returned to Alaska today after a day of meetings in Washington, D.C., with key Obama administration officials. Governor Walker requested the meetings shortly after Shell announced on Sun., Sept. 27, that it would halt its efforts on Arctic development. Lieutenant Governor Byron Mallott remained on Capitol Hill today to continue meetings with federal officials. (Governor Bill Walker) Press Release Alaska Governor News Thu, 08 Oct 15 09:50:01 -0800 Walker/press-room/full-press-release.html?pr=7295 Chief Justice Fabe Thanked for State Service Walker/press-room/full-press-release.html?pr=7294 Governor Bill Walker thanked Alaska Supreme Court Chief Justice Dana Fabe today for her years of service to the state of Alaska. On Tuesday, Chief Justice Fabe announced she intends to retire in June 2016. (Governor Bill Walker) Press Release Alaska Governor News Wed, 07 Oct 15 12:08:01 -0800 Walker/press-room/full-press-release.html?pr=7294 Flags Lowered in Honor of Roseburg Victims Walker/press-room/full-press-release.html?pr=7287 Governor Bill Walker today ordered all Alaska state flags to be lowered in honor of the victims of yesterday’s Umpqua Community College shooting in Roseburg, Oregon. This action follows a proclamation by President Barack Obama to lower all United States flags in honor of those who were killed in this tragic event. (Governor Bill Walker) Press Release Alaska Governor News Fri, 02 Oct 15 17:46:01 -0800 Walker/press-room/full-press-release.html?pr=7287 State Welcomes Economic Developers to Alaska Walker/press-room/full-press-release.html?pr=7286 State Welcomes Economic Developers to Alaska October 1, 2015 ANCHORAGE - Nearly 1,000 economic development professionals from around the world will convene in Anchorage for the International Economic Development Council’s annual conference from October 4 - 7, 2015. Topics will include the role of public finance in infrastructure development and the expansion of a robust private sector. (Governor Bill Walker) Press Release Alaska Governor News Thu, 01 Oct 15 10:48:01 -0800 Walker/press-room/full-press-release.html?pr=7286 Governor Issues Special Session Proclamation Walker/press-room/full-press-release.html?pr=7282 Governor Bill Walker issued a proclamation today calling the Legislature into a special session on October 24 in Juneau to address gasline issues. In a short video address to Alaskans, Governor Walker explained the urgency of North Slope gas production. (Governor Bill Walker) Press Release Alaska Governor News Thu, 24 Sep 15 16:39:01 -0800 Walker/press-room/full-press-release.html?pr=7282 Gov. Emphasizes Importance of PFD Longevity Walker/press-room/full-press-release.html?pr=7278 Governor Bill Walker and Lt. Governor Byron Mallott today underscored the importance of a stable fiscal future for future generations of Alaskans, as they broke from tradition in announcing the amount of individual Alaskans’ permanent fund dividend check. Shania Sommer, a seventh-grader from Palmer Junior Middle School, announced the exact amount of the check. Shania is a 12-year-old student enrolled in the Alaska Native Science and Engineering Program. (Governor Bill Walker) Press Release Alaska Governor News Mon, 21 Sep 15 12:20:01 -0800 Walker/press-room/full-press-release.html?pr=7278