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Walker: Alaska will weather fiscal storm collaboration, rather than making late-night decisions on the third floor," he said, referring to the governor's office in the state capitol building.Walker appeared at the podium with new budget director Pat Pitney and acting Revenue...
Alaska ferry project caught in flap over US steel

...system. The others have been modernized.Patricia Eckert, associate director for international trade within the governor's office, said the state wants to explore "every option that's out there," but she did not get into what those might...
Holiday tradition in the midst of transition

...transition coordinator and former Juneau mayor Bruce Botelho said a transition of this size is typical when the governor's office changes party hands. The 2006 handoff between former governors Frank Murkowski and Sarah Palin, although they were...
Left of the limelight

...the easier it is."Interpreting for an event like Monday's inauguration is a different kind of challenge.The governor's office reached out to Podruchny through Southeast Alaska Independent Living. She's one of very few on a list of available...
Walker's opening choices are hard ones

JUNEAU - Bill Walker is coming into the governor's office faced with high expectations for a renewed spirit of bipartisanship in Alaska politics and the grim reality of plunging oil prices...
Alaska Gov.-elect Walker names 4 to key positions

...the University of the Arctic, which Walker's office said was a network of universities and organizations from the eight Arctic nations.He said Guy Bell will be retained as director of administrative services for the governor's office.
How do you count Alaska's governors? It depends

...Alaska's 13th governor.But in the Hall of Governors - on the third floor of the state Capitol, outside the governor's office - 14 portraits hang, including Walker's.The first two portraits are for Egan, who initially served between...
State budget director to retire

...Neither Rehfeld or Gov. Sean Parnell spokeswoman Sharon Leighow returned Friday afternoon requests for comment.The governor's office announced Thursday that it transmitted "program and financial information prepared by state agencies" to Walker...
My Turn: Reconsider the ferry system

...ferry systems in the U.S. and Canada attended, as did both houses of the Legislature and representatives of the governor's office. The rationale for the symposium was for studies to determine the most practical and economical operation of the...
Parnell, Walker trade barbs during debate

...Republicans took control of the Senate after the 2012 elections, putting the GOP in charge of the House, Senate and governor's office.With billion-dollar deficits, Walker said more must be done, including making decisions about various projects...


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