Alaska Governor News News and information from the Office of the Alaska Governor en-us Tue, 28 Jul 15 22:56:09 -0800 Tue, 28 Jul 15 13:57:36 -0800 -- ( (Peter Torkelson) State Ownership of Mosquito Fork Confirmed Walker/press-room/full-press-release.html?pr=7237 The U.S. Department of Justice has conceded and U.S. District Judge Sharon Gleason today signed an order confirming that the State of Alaska owns the submerged lands of the Fortymile River’s Mosquito Fork. This is a successful outcome for the State of Alaska, which filed a lawsuit in 2012 seeking to confirm state ownership of these lands. (Governor Bill Walker) Press Release Alaska Governor News Tue, 28 Jul 15 13:55:01 -0800 Walker/press-room/full-press-release.html?pr=7237 Gov Appointed to Natural Resources Committee Walker/press-room/full-press-release.html?pr=7236 Governor Walker wrapped up a week of meetings at the National Governor’s Association (NGA) summer conference, where he was able to discuss Alaskan issues with governors from around the country and learn more about the issues affecting other states. (Governor Bill Walker) Press Release Alaska Governor News Tue, 28 Jul 15 09:22:01 -0800 Walker/press-room/full-press-release.html?pr=7236 Gov Appoints Anchorage Superior Court Judge Walker/press-room/full-press-release.html?pr=7235 Governor Bill Walker today announced his appointment of Herman G. Walker, Jr. to the Anchorage Superior Court. Mr. Walker will replace Judge Philip Volland, who is retiring on August 31st after serving on the Anchorage Superior Court for over twelve years. (Governor Bill Walker) Press Release Alaska Governor News Fri, 24 Jul 15 12:48:01 -0800 Walker/press-room/full-press-release.html?pr=7235 Flags Lowered in Honor of Chattanooga Victims Walker/press-room/full-press-release.html?pr=7232 Governor Bill Walker today ordered all Alaska state flags to be lowered in honor of the service members who were killed last week in Chattanooga, Tennessee. This action follows a proclamation by President Obama to lower all United States flags in honor of the victims of this tragic shooting. (Governor Bill Walker) Press Release Alaska Governor News Tue, 21 Jul 15 12:23:01 -0800 Walker/press-room/full-press-release.html?pr=7232 Next Steps on Medicaid Expansion Announced Walker/press-room/full-press-release.html?pr=7229 Governor Bill Walker sent a letter to the Legislative Budget and Audit Committee today, giving members the required 45-day notice of his intention to accept additional federal and Mental Health Trust Fund Authority money to expand Medicaid in Alaska. (Governor Bill Walker) Press Release Alaska Governor News Thu, 16 Jul 15 13:40:01 -0800 Walker/press-room/full-press-release.html?pr=7229 Gov Mourns Loss of Former Permanent Fund Head Walker/press-room/full-press-release.html?pr=7230 Governor Bill Walker today joined Alaskans in mourning the loss of Mike Burns, former Executive Director of the Alaska Permanent Fund Corporation. Burns retired from the position last month, after serving as the Corporation’s head for over 10 years. (Governor Bill Walker) Press Release Alaska Governor News Thu, 16 Jul 15 10:51:01 -0800 Walker/press-room/full-press-release.html?pr=7230