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Holiday tradition in the midst of transition

...the resignation of about 200 upper-level state employees right before he took office, a standard practice for incoming governors. Those staff changes are still being worked out, he said, but the majority of former Gov. Sean Parnell's cabinet...
Pension mandates could hurt city funds

...program's estimated $6.9 billion shortfall. Juneau could avoid city and school cuts in the next year if the incoming governor takes Gov. Frank Murkowski's recommendation to take funds from the state's budget surplus to cover the city's...
Alaska editorials: Voters, be aware of views on PERS/TRS

...taxes - unlikely, we hope - or draconian cuts in needed services, it won't be pretty. Let's make sure the incoming governor is ready to help us solve the problem. A problem that affects every single location in the state is not a local...
Dispute over oil, gas field development continues

...decision, or even whether he would rule before the end of Gov. Frank Murkowski's administration in two weeks. The incoming governor, Sarah Palin, joined Hickel and others Monday in saying that, ideally, Menge would leave the decision to the...
Incoming governor, 1982

Former Gov. Jay Hammond, left, gives incoming Gov. Bill Sheffield a tour of the Alaska Capitol in November 1982. Sheffield was elected after a bitter campaign that pitted him against Anchorage Republican Tom Fink, whose main plank was to move the Capitol from Juneau.
Incoming Alaska governor to tweet less than Palin

ANCHORAGE - Alaska's incoming governor isn't the tweeter that Sarah Palin is. Lt. Gov. Sean Parnell says he "may or may not" use a new Twitter account his staff...
My Turn: Governor responds to Ketchikan bridge critic

...alternative totals $328 million and the project currently has $133 million appropriated to it. It will be up to the incoming governor, working with the Ketchikan delegation in the Legislature, to secure the $195 million, whether through general...
Legislature to return for special session

...Court ruling," he said. Kerttula said she felt it would be an easy issue for incoming governor Sarah Palin, given her campaign. "We've got an incoming governor that ran on the Constitution, and our Constitution demands equal protection...
Citizens: State programs need more funding

...people turned out to the first of two meetings at Dzantik'i Heeni Middle School to give recommendations to the incoming governor on tackling state issues. The second meeting will be held at the school from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Friday. Similar...
Alaska editorial: If swearing-in moves, what moves next?

...only Alaskans of the highest caliber could have written it. We salute them for their contribution, and applaud our incoming governor for her sense of history and propriety when it comes to doing what's right in Alaska.


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