Alaska Governor News News and information from the Office of the Alaska Governor http://gov.alaska.gov en-us Tue, 07 Jul 15 01:12:29 -0800 Thu, 02 Jul 15 10:12:32 -0800 -- stephen.mattson@alaska.gov (stephen.mattson@alaska.gov) peter@advanced-design.com (Peter Torkelson) Gov. Walker Appoints Marijuana Control Board Walker/press-room/full-press-release.html?pr=7224 Governor Bill Walker announced today his appointments to the Marijuana Control Board. governor@alaska.gov (Governor Bill Walker) Press Release Alaska Governor News Thu, 02 Jul 15 10:12:32 -0800 Walker/press-room/full-press-release.html?pr=7224 Gov. Walker Changes Census District Name Walker/press-room/full-press-release.html?pr=7223 Governor Bill Walker announced today the State of Alaska will rename a census district to Kusilvak Census Area. governor@alaska.gov (Governor Bill Walker) Press Release Alaska Governor News Thu, 02 Jul 15 10:02:35 -0800 Walker/press-room/full-press-release.html?pr=7223 State Joins Lawsuit Challenging EPA and Corps Walker/press-room/full-press-release.html?pr=7220 Governor Bill Walker announced today that the State of Alaska will join North Dakota and 10 other states in challenging the recently finalized “waters of the United States” rule adopted by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (the Corps). The new rule attempts to define what waters are covered by the Clean Water Act, resulting in the need for a federal permit. However, instead of clarifying federal law, the rule has left states with more questions. governor@alaska.gov (Governor Bill Walker) Press Release Alaska Governor News Mon, 29 Jun 15 11:03:51 -0800 Walker/press-room/full-press-release.html?pr=7220 Governor Walker Signs Two Bills into Law Walker/press-room/full-press-release.html?pr=7219 Governor Bill Walker signed HB 146 and HB 158 into law today. Both bills were passed during the regular session of the 29th Alaska Legislature. governor@alaska.gov (Governor Bill Walker) Press Release Alaska Governor News Sat, 27 Jun 15 16:41:01 -0800 Walker/press-room/full-press-release.html?pr=7219 Alaska to Compete for Resiliency Funding Walker/press-room/full-press-release.html?pr=7218 Governor Bill Walker announced today that the State of Alaska was selected as one of 40 finalists of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) National Disaster Resilience Competition (NDRC), a grant program that could provide millions of dollars to Alaskan communities to prevent future damage in disaster-impacted regions. governor@alaska.gov (Governor Bill Walker) Press Release Alaska Governor News Thu, 25 Jun 15 11:54:01 -0800 Walker/press-room/full-press-release.html?pr=7218 Governor Lauds Landmark ACA Decision Walker/press-room/full-press-release.html?pr=7217 Today, in a 6-to-3 ruling, the U.S. Supreme Court decided in favor of the defendant in the case of King v. Burwell. The court ruled that federal subsidies are legal in states like Alaska that did not establish state-based health insurance exchanges under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA). governor@alaska.gov (Governor Bill Walker) Press Release Alaska Governor News Thu, 25 Jun 15 09:08:01 -0800 Walker/press-room/full-press-release.html?pr=7217