Alaska Governor News News and information from the Office of the Alaska Governor en-us Tue, 02 Sep 14 18:17:11 -0800 Mon, 01 Sep 14 18:10:09 -0800 -- (Benjamin Shier) (Peter Torkelson) Governor Parnell Issues Labor Day Message parnell/press-room/full-press-release.html?pr=6944 Governor Sean Parnell issued the following statement for Labor Day: “This Labor Day, we honor the economic and social achievements of our American workforce. In particular, we salute the contributions Alaskan workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our great state." (Governor Sean Parnell) Press Release Alaska Governor News Mon, 01 Sep 14 13:31:01 -0800 parnell/press-room/full-press-release.html?pr=6944 Bill Restricting Access to Records Vetoed parnell/press-room/full-press-release.html?pr=6942 Governor Sean Parnell today vetoed legislation that would have restricted public access to criminal court records. “The provisions in Senate Bill 108 attempted to solve a complex issue that requires striking the right balance between open and transparent criminal court proceedings, the rights of crime victims, and the rights of persons who have been accused, but never convicted, of a crime,” Governor Parnell said. (Governor Sean Parnell) Press Release Alaska Governor News Thu, 28 Aug 14 15:38:01 -0800 parnell/press-room/full-press-release.html?pr=6942 State Opposes Federal Closure of Bear Hunting parnell/press-room/full-press-release.html?pr=6941 State of Alaska officials will deliver comments at a public hearing tonight strongly opposing the proposal by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) to close the fall 2014 and spring 2015 brown bear hunting season on the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge. (Governor Sean Parnell) Press Release Alaska Governor News Wed, 27 Aug 14 14:04:01 -0800 parnell/press-room/full-press-release.html?pr=6941 State, Tlingit, Haida Tribes Sign Memorandum parnell/press-room/full-press-release.html?pr=6933 Governor Sean Parnell, joined by members of the Central Council of the Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska (CCTHITA), signed a memorandum of agreement (MOA) today, pledging a new level of communication and cooperation focusing on education, workforce training, and jobs. (Governor Sean Parnell) Press Release Alaska Governor News Mon, 25 Aug 14 16:49:01 -0800 parnell/press-room/full-press-release.html?pr=6933 Governor Appoints Franklin to Head ABC Board parnell/press-room/full-press-release.html?pr=6932 Governor Sean Parnell today appointed Cynthia Franklin as Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) Board director, effective September 22. “Cynthia's professional expertise, coupled with her ability to work effectively with a wide array of agencies and members of the public, makes her the ideal candidate to lead the ABC Board,” Governor Sean Parnell said. (Governor Sean Parnell) Press Release Alaska Governor News Fri, 22 Aug 14 12:26:01 -0800 parnell/press-room/full-press-release.html?pr=6932 Governor Parnell Announces Board Appointments parnell/press-room/full-press-release.html?pr=6931 Governor Sean Parnell today announced appointments to the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education, Governor’s Council on Disabilities and Special Education, Alaska Historical Commission, and Alaska State Council on the Arts. (Governor Sean Parnell) Press Release Alaska Governor News Fri, 22 Aug 14 10:47:01 -0800 parnell/press-room/full-press-release.html?pr=6931