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More ferries for less ridership

...Conference speaker to bring up the Alaska Marine Highway System and its budget. Both Department of Public Safety Deputy Commissioner Terry Vrabec and Randy Ruaro, special counsel to Gov. Sean Parnell, mentioned the ferries of Southeast."The...
State | Local
Pension shortfall projected at $8.7B at year's end

...when the Legislature earlier this year approved moving $3 billion from savings to further address the shortfall.Deputy commissioner of Administration Mike Barnhill says the $3 billion will be deposited in three installments over the course of...
New Alaska FAA chief focused on safety key in his new position.Long met Rep. Don Young, Sen. Lisa Murkowski, state Transportation Department Deputy Commissioner of Aviation John Binder and private industry representatives to gain perspective about what the state needs from...
SB21 adds drops, not gusher in first months

...already begun because of the passage of SB21, putting Alaska "back on the map as an investment destination," DOR deputy commissioner Michael Pawlowski said in an email.The DOR has "difficulty about speaking about company specifics, since any...
Local | SB21
Treadwell: Let Alaskans decide

...elected what would be your approach to transboundary mines?A: I'm going to go back 20 years when I was the deputy commissioner of (the Department of Environmental Conservation). The Canadians were considering building a mine in British...
State | Local
Some answers on oil taxes 2013 or returns to the previous system known as ACES.Department of Revenue Commissioner Angela Rodell and Deputy Commissioner Mike Pawlowski, who was integral in the development of Senate Bill 21, met with the Juneau Empire on June 30 to...
Companies file export application for gas project

...option to buy-back part of its stake in the pipeline and gas treatment plant from TransCanada. Mike Pawlowski, a deputy commissioner with the state Department of Revenue, said that depending on the progress of the project and how the two sides...
UAS vies to reinstate superintendent certification program

...conceptual approval, they're getting a nod from the board that says this seems like a good idea for you to pursue," Deputy Commissioner of the state Department of Education and Early Development Les Morse said in an interview. "We can't approve...
Juneau resident gets state director appointment experience, and her background in strategy and implementation adds tremendous depth to the DCCED team," Deputy Commissioner JoEllen Hanrahan said in a news release. "I am confident that Sara's experience and dedication are well-matched...
State | Local
Lawmakers mull arming village officers

...on the job."It's more than just handling the firearm," Terry Vrabec, the Department of Public Safety's deputy commissioner, said of the training that would be required. "There is a lot of training when it comes to someone who is carrying...
State | AK legislature


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