Alaska Governor News News and information from the Office of the Alaska Governor http://gov.alaska.gov en-us Thu, 18 Sep 14 03:51:10 -0800 Wed, 17 Sep 14 11:08:42 -0800 -- ben.shier@alaska.gov (Benjamin Shier) peter@advanced-design.com (Peter Torkelson) 2014 Permanent Fund Dividend is $1884 parnell/press-room/full-press-release.html?pr=6966 Governor Sean Parnell today announced that the 2014 Permanent Fund Dividend (PFD) will be $1,884.00. The first dividends will be paid on October 2, when approximately 510,731 applicants will receive a direct deposit into their bank account, and 88,186 will be mailed a check. Paper checks will enter the U.S. mail system on October 2 from Juneau. governor@alaska.gov (Governor Sean Parnell) Press Release Alaska Governor News Wed, 17 Sep 14 11:07:01 -0800 parnell/press-room/full-press-release.html?pr=6966 Governor Issues Statement on BP Announcement parnell/press-room/full-press-release.html?pr=6965 Governor Sean Parnell issued the following statement after learning BP Alaska would reduce jobs as a result of Hilcorp’s acquisition of BP assets on the North Slope. “I’m extremely disappointed in this action. No one likes to see jobs reduced, and I am especially concerned about the disruption for families who work in the energy sector." governor@alaska.gov (Governor Sean Parnell) Press Release Alaska Governor News Mon, 15 Sep 14 15:53:24 -0800 parnell/press-room/full-press-release.html?pr=6965 State to Intervene in Big Thorne Lawsuits parnell/press-room/full-press-release.html?pr=6964 Governor Sean Parnell today announced the state has filed motions to intervene in three lawsuits where various environmental organizations are seeking to halt the Big Thorne timber project in Southeast Alaska. The motions focus on the state’s interest in rebuilding and maintaining a healthy timber industry in Southeast and the damage the lawsuits could do to federal funds used for education and transportation in rural Alaska. governor@alaska.gov (Governor Sean Parnell) Press Release Alaska Governor News Mon, 15 Sep 14 14:29:01 -0800 parnell/press-room/full-press-release.html?pr=6964 Applicants Sought for Adjutant General parnell/press-room/full-press-release.html?pr=6959 Governor Sean Parnell today announced he is seeking applications for the appointed position of adjutant general of the State of Alaska and commissioner of the Department of Military and Veterans Affairs. governor@alaska.gov (Governor Sean Parnell) Press Release Alaska Governor News Fri, 12 Sep 14 14:37:01 -0800 parnell/press-room/full-press-release.html?pr=6959 Positive News on Alaska Job Growth parnell/press-room/full-press-release.html?pr=6957 Governor Sean Parnell issued the following statement after learning Alaska added almost 1,700 jobs between the first quarter of 2013 and the first quarter of 2014. governor@alaska.gov (Governor Sean Parnell) Press Release Alaska Governor News Wed, 10 Sep 14 16:25:01 -0800 parnell/press-room/full-press-release.html?pr=6957 Governor Orders Flags Lowered on Patriot Day parnell/press-room/full-press-release.html?pr=6956 Governor Sean Parnell has ordered all flags (in accordance with Public Law 107-89) at public facilities be flown at half-staff throughout Alaska on Thursday, September 11, 2014, in observance of Patriot Day and the National Day of Service and Remembrance. governor@alaska.gov (Governor Sean Parnell) Press Release Alaska Governor News Wed, 10 Sep 14 14:17:01 -0800 parnell/press-room/full-press-release.html?pr=6956