...will reduce state spending by $125 million over the next 20 years. Additionally, according to Mike Nizich, Parnell's Chief of Staff, the universal standards will "increase employee collaboration, teambuilding, and productivity." That's...
Managers at the state's Division of Coastal and Ocean Management met with staff Monday, following the Legislature's surprise action over the weekend to allow the program to end at the end of fiscal year, June 30. "We are doing everything we can to find them reasonable employment outside coastal management," said Randy Bates, the division's director. Of Coastal Management's 33 employees, 22 are based in Juneau, with the remainder in Anchorage. Bates said they are looking at employee skill sets now.
JUNEAU - Gov. Sean Parnell's administration is offering support to Gulf Coast states following the recent oil spill.
Alaska Legislators are questioning whether Gov. Sarah Palin can appoint the state's No. 2 elected official without their input.
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