Alaska Governor News News and information from the Office of the Alaska Governor en-us Wed, 23 Apr 14 11:42:07 -0800 Tue, 22 Apr 14 20:27:41 -0800 -- (Benjamin Shier) (Peter Torkelson) Governor Comments on BP-Hilcorp Transaction parnell/press-room/full-press-release.html?pr=6801 Governor Sean Parnell today released the following statement in response to news that BP would be selling its interests in four North Slope fields to Hilcorp. “Today’s announcement means another entrepreneurial company will be working to accelerate production and find additional reserves on the North Slope,” Governor Parnell said. (Governor Sean Parnell) Press Release Alaska Governor News Tue, 22 Apr 14 20:27:41 -0800 parnell/press-room/full-press-release.html?pr=6801 Gov. Calls for U.S. Balanced Budget Amendment parnell/press-room/full-press-release.html?pr=6800 Governor Sean Parnell today signed legislation calling for a Balanced Budget Amendment to the United States Constitution. Specifically, House Bill 284 authorizes the state to participate in an interstate compact to amend the U.S. Constitution with a Balanced Budget Amendment via the Constitution’s Article V process. (Governor Sean Parnell) Press Release Alaska Governor News Tue, 22 Apr 14 16:49:02 -0800 parnell/press-room/full-press-release.html?pr=6800 Legislature Passes In-State Refineries Bill parnell/press-room/full-press-release.html?pr=6799 Governor Sean Parnell today thanked legislators for passing House Bill 287, his legislation to strengthen Alaska’s in-state refineries. In addition to extending the state’s contract to sell its royalty oil to Tesoro Refining and Marketing, LLC, HB 287 includes a tax incentives package aimed at keeping Alaska’s refining industry healthy. (Governor Sean Parnell) Press Release Alaska Governor News Mon, 21 Apr 14 18:53:55 -0800 parnell/press-room/full-press-release.html?pr=6799 Alaska Moves One Step Closer to Gasline parnell/press-room/full-press-release.html?pr=6798 Representing significant and historic progress on a gasline that gets Alaska’s gas to Alaskans first, the Legislature today passed Senate Bill 138 on a bipartisan basis. With the passage of this legislation, Governor Sean Parnell’s bill to advance a large-diameter Alaska natural gas pipeline project, Alaska is poised to become an owner in the Alaska LNG Project. (Governor Sean Parnell) Press Release Alaska Governor News Sun, 20 Apr 14 23:17:01 -0800 parnell/press-room/full-press-release.html?pr=6798 Legislature Addresses Pension Liability parnell/press-room/full-press-release.html?pr=6797 Governor Sean Parnell today thanked the Legislature for its work to address the state’s largest budget cost driver - the unfunded pension liability. (Governor Sean Parnell) Press Release Alaska Governor News Sun, 20 Apr 14 19:37:01 -0800 parnell/press-room/full-press-release.html?pr=6797 Gov’s Education Bill Passes Senate Finance parnell/press-room/full-press-release.html?pr=6796 Governor Sean Parnell today welcomed the news that the Senate Finance Committee passed House Bill 278, Alaska’s Education Opportunity Act, his comprehensive education legislation, providing new funding and opportunities for Alaska’s children. (Governor Sean Parnell) Press Release Alaska Governor News Sat, 19 Apr 14 19:56:21 -0800 parnell/press-room/full-press-release.html?pr=6796