Alaska Governor News News and information from the Office of the Alaska Governor http://gov.alaska.gov en-us Wed, 16 Apr 14 23:21:31 -0800 Wed, 16 Apr 14 20:22:31 -0800 -- ben.shier@alaska.gov (Benjamin Shier) peter@advanced-design.com (Peter Torkelson) House Passes Governor's Veterans Bill parnell/press-room/full-press-release.html?pr=6788 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. governor@alaska.gov (Governor Sean Parnell) Press Release Alaska Governor News Wed, 16 Apr 14 19:24:01 -0800 parnell/press-room/full-press-release.html?pr=6788 First Lady Announces Volunteers of the Year parnell/press-room/full-press-release.html?pr=6787 First Lady Sandy Parnell today announced the recipients of this year’s First Lady’s Volunteer of the Year Awards. The recipients were chosen by an executive committee of Alaska community members. governor@alaska.gov (Governor Sean Parnell) Press Release Alaska Governor News Wed, 16 Apr 14 10:36:01 -0800 parnell/press-room/full-press-release.html?pr=6787 Governor’s Plan to Pay Down Debt Advances parnell/press-room/full-press-release.html?pr=6786 Governor Sean Parnell today commended the House Finance Committee for passing House Bill 385, his plan to address Alaska’s biggest budget cost driver, its unfunded pension liabilities. The governor’s plan pays down the debt now and lowers Alaska’s annual payments thereafter. governor@alaska.gov (Governor Sean Parnell) Press Release Alaska Governor News Tue, 15 Apr 14 16:27:51 -0800 parnell/press-room/full-press-release.html?pr=6786 House Finance Passes Refinery Incentives parnell/press-room/full-press-release.html?pr=6785 Governor Sean Parnell applauded the House Finance Committee for passing House Bill 287, which extends the State’s contract to sell its royalty oil to Tesoro Refining and Marketing, LLC. The legislation also includes the governor’s financial incentives package to ensure Alaska’s in-state refineries remain strong. governor@alaska.gov (Governor Sean Parnell) Press Release Alaska Governor News Tue, 15 Apr 14 09:42:11 -0800 parnell/press-room/full-press-release.html?pr=6785 House Resources Advances Gasline Bill parnell/press-room/full-press-release.html?pr=6782 Following an extensive and thorough review of Senate Bill 138, Governor Sean Parnell today praised the House Resources Committee for passing his legislation to advance a large-diameter Alaska natural gas pipeline project. governor@alaska.gov (Governor Sean Parnell) Press Release Alaska Governor News Wed, 09 Apr 14 15:55:21 -0800 parnell/press-room/full-press-release.html?pr=6782 Legislation Supports Medical Professionals parnell/press-room/full-press-release.html?pr=6781 Governor Sean Parnell today signed legislation to support medical professionals who volunteer their services, including those participating in the Alaska Mission of Mercy (AKMOM) event on April 11 and 12 in Anchorage. House Bill 269 is sponsored by Representative Steve Thompson. governor@alaska.gov (Governor Sean Parnell) Press Release Alaska Governor News Tue, 08 Apr 14 15:52:01 -0800 parnell/press-room/full-press-release.html?pr=6781