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AG: Palin can appoint an 'acting' lieutenant governor

State Attorney General Dan Sullivan says Gov. Sarah Palin has the power to appoint Alaska's new lieutenant governor by herself without confirmation by the Alaska Legislature.
Attorney general story had error

In a story that appeared in the Juneau Empire on July 12, "AG: Palin can appoint an 'acting' lieutenant governor," there was a fundamental error regarding the attorney general's opinion on the line of succession to the governorship. The...
Settling the issue of succession

...appoint a "temporary/acting lieutenant governor." Sadly, the Empire's...would be our temporary/acting lieutenant governor? At any rate, of "temporary/acting lieutenant governor" out of whole cloth...
Alaska gets first ever 'temporary substitute' lt. governor

...the duties of the lieutenant governor to be transferred to other officials meant that Campbell could be an "acting" lieutenant governor. The Parnell administration announced that Campbell was sworn in as a "temporary substitute lieutenant governor...
Campbell answers concerns, wins strong approval

...from the lieutenant governor position, Campbell was sworn in as the newly created position of "temporary, acting lieutenant governor," which was how he introduced himself to the committee. Immediately after his confirmation by the full Legislature...
Miller alleges bias in elections process

...different commissioner to be next-in-line to become lieutenant governor, so Campbell was considered to be the "acting lieutenant governor" until he could be confirmed in a special session of the Legislature. Campbell withdrew from the election...
Parnell moves ahead with Campbell appointment

...Sullivan last week released a legal opinion saying that law could be used to appoint Campbell as "temporary/acting lieutenant governor." He said the Legislature could then confirm Campbell at a later time. That approach "preserves the Legislature's...
Campbell supports Palin's stimulus veto for energy-related projects. Military and Veterans Affairs Commissioner Craig Campbell will become acting lieutenant governor on Sunday when Palin leaves office and the current lieutenant governor, Sean Parnell, ascends to the top spot...
Lawmakers plan special session in Anchorage

...needed," he wrote. Chenault called the change a driving force for the session. "The confirmation of the acting lieutenant governor is very important," Chenault said. Still, Stevens said he has heard no concerns about Campbell stepping...


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