Alaska Governor News News and information from the Office of the Alaska Governor en-us Thu, 24 Jul 14 06:48:36 -0800 Wed, 23 Jul 14 12:08:12 -0800 -- (Benjamin Shier) (Peter Torkelson) Governor Appoints Corey to Superior Court parnell/press-room/full-press-release.html?pr=6904 Governor Sean Parnell today appointed Michael Corey to the Anchorage Superior Court. “Michael Corey has an extensive background in litigation and will bring a wealth of courtroom experience to the Superior Court bench,” said Governor Sean Parnell. (Governor Sean Parnell) Press Release Alaska Governor News Wed, 23 Jul 14 12:05:01 -0800 parnell/press-room/full-press-release.html?pr=6904 Another Gasline Milestone Achieved parnell/press-room/full-press-release.html?pr=6902 After ensuring that Alaska’s gas could go to Alaskans first, Governor Sean Parnell today lauded Alaska’s LNG Project for applying to export liquefied natural gas (LNG). The application was submitted to the U.S. Department of Energy. (Governor Sean Parnell) Press Release Alaska Governor News Mon, 21 Jul 14 11:30:01 -0800 parnell/press-room/full-press-release.html?pr=6902 Legislation Allows VPSOs to Carry Firearms parnell/press-room/full-press-release.html?pr=6900 In a move to make rural Alaskans safer, Governor Sean Parnell today signed House Bill 199 into law, ensuring Village Public Safety Officers (VPSO) are able to carry a firearm. HB 199 was sponsored by Representative Bryce Edgmon. (Governor Sean Parnell) Press Release Alaska Governor News Fri, 18 Jul 14 14:44:01 -0800 parnell/press-room/full-press-release.html?pr=6900 Governor Addresses Bethel Chamber of Commerce parnell/press-room/full-press-release.html?pr=6899 Recognizing Alaska’s critical role in the Arctic, Governor Sean Parnell today signed House Joint Resolution 24, urging the U.S. Department of State to consider the State of Alaska’s priorities as it holds the position of chair of the Arctic Council. Those priorities include creating jobs and economic opportunity for Arctic residents, preventing suicide, developing safe and sustainable sanitation facilities for small, isolated Arctic communities, and securing safe and reliable shipping. HJR 24 was sponsored by Representative Bob Herron. (Governor Sean Parnell) Press Release Alaska Governor News Thu, 17 Jul 14 14:48:01 -0800 parnell/press-room/full-press-release.html?pr=6899 Gov. Congratulates Admiral Papp on New Post parnell/press-room/full-press-release.html?pr=6898 Governor Sean Parnell today welcomed the news that Admiral Robert J. Papp, Jr. (Ret.) has been appointed as Special Representative to the Arctic Region. (Governor Sean Parnell) Press Release Alaska Governor News Wed, 16 Jul 14 16:00:58 -0800 parnell/press-room/full-press-release.html?pr=6898 Governor Signs Legislation in Eagle River parnell/press-room/full-press-release.html?pr=6897 Continuing his commitment to increase regulatory transparency and accountability, Governor Sean Parnell signed several pieces of legislation, including House Bill 140, sponsored by Representative Lora Reinbold. The governor signed the legislation at the Chugiak-Eagle River Chamber of Commerce. (Governor Sean Parnell) Press Release Alaska Governor News Wed, 16 Jul 14 15:31:01 -0800 parnell/press-room/full-press-release.html?pr=6897