House passes bill to expand Fairbanks migratory bird refuge

...800-acre preserve.Fairbanks Democrat Adam Wool introduced the bill. A similar bill was vetoed last year by then-Gov. Sean Parnell due to drafting errors.In a press release, Wool referred to the refuge as a "great Alaskan landmark." He said the refuge...
Letter: Political games are bad for our health

...five years of the Medicaid expansion (Alaska has already missed one year) and 90 percent from then on was former Gov. Sean Parnell's pitch when opposing expansion. Now it's Win Gruening's pitch, as opined in the Feb. 19 Juneau Empire. His selectivity...
My Turn: Governor Walker: Alaska has a place at the boardroom table Alaskan homes and global markets. Over the last three years, the leadership in the House and Senate, and the previous Parnell administration, had worked tirelessly to get our state towards that objective. What has the result been?Progress. Real...
Budget closeouts among things to watch in Legislature

...gubernatorial nominee, Mallott, as part of a "unity ticket" meant to provide a greater challenge to Republican incumbent Sean Parnell.Fleener has since been named a special assistant to Walker, advising him on Arctic issues.The law calls for a new governor...
State | AK legislature
Lawmakers feast, dance with Juneau's Filipino community

...the locals in the room. Former FCI President Dante Reyes recognized former Juneau mayor Bruce Botelho and former Gov. Sean Parnell special counsel Randy Ruaro for their support of FCI while the organization was raising money for victims of Typhoon Haiyan...
What's next for Sean Parnell?

...for governor Bill Walker, Gov. Sean Parnell welcomed his first grandchild into the world.Rowan, born to Parnell's eldest daughter, Grace, and her...will most likely take center stage in Parnell's life once he leaves office Dec...
My Turn: Can we afford another healthcare debacle?

...expansion.In Alaska, former Gov. Sean Parnell commissioned a study in 2013 that showed...After analyzing the costs and risks, Parnell decided not to expand coverage in Alaska...according to the Lewin study commissioned by Parnell, Alaska's total direct state Medicaid...
My Turn: Checks and balances of the Board of Education

...Fast-forward to 2010: Gov. Sean Parnell, unhappy with the incumbent Commissioner...2010 Board of Education meeting Gov. Parnell - not the Board - put forward one candidate...person was approved by the Board. Gov. Parnell and Legislators were offered exactly one...
Walker replies to capital creep outcry

...Juneau has sunk lower than under Palin and her successor, Sean Parnell.Sen. Dennis Egan, D-Juneau, and Reps. Cathy Munoz...Early Development Commissioner Mike Hanley, a holdover from Parnell's administration, is a year-round Juneau resident. The...
State | AK legislature
Subcommittee discusses Medicaid expansion

...Medicaid expansion in a stand-alone bill rather than as part of the budget. Last year, a proposal by then-Gov. Sean Parnell to move money from savings to help address the state's pension obligation was broken out of the budget to address separately...
State | AK legislature


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