Governor Bill Walker today signed House Bill 16 into law, allowing the state to begin the process of issuing Real ID-compliant forms of identification. This legislation gives Alaskans the option to obtain federally compliant identification; it is not mandatory. Without the legislation, Alaskans would have been denied entry into most airports, military bases and federal facilities without a passport or other acceptable form of documentation. Read more
NOW THEREFORE, I, Bill Walker, GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF ALASKA, do hereby proclaim May 22, 2017, as: 150th Anniversary of the Survey of Alaska
100th Anniversary of the Commissioning of the officers of the
U.S. Coast Survey and NOAA Corps in Alaska, and encourage all Alaskans to celebrate the historic and ongoing contributions of the NOAA Commissioned Officer Corps over the past 100 years.
Governor Bill Walker today called the Legislature into special session to pass the operating and capital budgets, fix Alaska’s fiscal and opioid crises, and create the economic certainty the state needs. The Special Session will begin Thursday morning, May 18, at 11:00 a.m. Read more
Under the authority of Article II, Section 9, and Article III, Section 17, Constitution of the State of Alaska, and in the public interest, I call the Thirtieth Legislature of the State of Alaska into its first special session at the legislative chambers in Juneau, Alaska, at 11:00 a.m., on May 18, 2017, to consider passage of bills on the following subjects: Read more
The Alaska State Legislature today confirmed 97 of Governor Bill Walker’s 98 boards and commission appointees. Lawmakers convened for a joint session of the House and Senate today to vote on the Governor’s appointments. Read more
Governor Bill Walker today welcomed the United States Navy to Alaska, and continued his call for an Arctic naval base in the state. Read more