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Judging judicial selections

...courtroom and out. Increasing non-attorney members could nix that insider knowledge in an attempt to please the governor.Gov. Bill Walker spokeswoman Grace Jang told the Empire on Feb. 4 the governor believes it would be inappropriate to...
State | AK legislature
Walker to release budget early

Gov. Bill Walker will release his finalized state budget "well before" the Feb. 18 deadline, according to a spokesperson for the governor.
State | AK legislature
Setting the record straight

Alaskans are excited about their first female governor. Gov. Sarah Palin and Lt. Gov. Sean Parnell pledge to develop Alaska's resources (especially energy), to continue pushing construction...
Alaska Editorial: Alaskans must take lawmakers to task for hidden pork in state budget

...light-of-day test before the budget even went to conference committee, let alone to the House and Senate floors or to the governor. Gov. Sarah Palin has a role to play here. With her veto, she can slice the pork. With her veto, she can send the message...
Bounty hunting is archaic, unscientific

...Alaskan, I never imagined that our state, which is blessed with the bounty of wildlife, would ever defile that bounty for $150. If you feel the same way, send an e-mail to Palin at . Jenny Pursell Juneau
Members plan for permanent fund meeting

...can nominate themselves to the panel by e-mailing the governor's office. Nominations can be sent by e-mail to , according to Murkowski spokesman John Manly. Manly said the conference is expected to cost up...
Arctic Power funding

...additional allocation of yet another $1 million to Arctic Power. E-mail the governor from: Or send to: Danielle B. Brown Juneau
Judicial council work should be commended

...every three years and the council reviews applicants for the bench and sends two or more qualified applicants to the governor. Gov. Frank Murkowski didn't like that on several occasions and neither did Gov. Walter Hickel on one occasion. Each...
Parnell rebukes Treadwell on administration role

Gov. Sean Parnell is trying to rein in his energetic lieutenant governor, Mead Treadwell, who won a hotly contested race for the position with Parnell's backing.The Alaska office of lieutenant governor is one of only two statewide offices, and succeeds to the governorship if the position becomes vacant, but has few other duties.In addition to overseeing the state's Division of Elections, the lieutenant governor's official duties are mostly symbolic and administrative, as well as special duties assigned by the governor.
Backers say enough signatures for coastal measure

...said he doesn't envision a measure substantially similar to the proposal passing the House or being accepted by the governor.Gov. Sean Parnell said in October that he didn't plan to introduce legislation establishing a coastal management program...
State | Local


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