New study warns against standardized pay for Alaska teachers

...recommended that lawmakers conduct further studies on creating a merit-based pay system and not change the state's teacher tenure system.The study was part of the omnibus education bill passed in 2014 under former Gov. Sean Parnell.
Letter: Lawmakers are taking away the marine highway

...ago, the Taku was ordered out of the shipyard, it was undergoing maintenance and having an engine repaired. Gov. Sean Parnell ordered the ship to go Wrangell for the rededication of their longhouse. Even if the Taku was to be towed or tugboat-assisted...
Walker lifts another megaproject halt

...Road Project.That project, begun under the administration of Gov. Sarah Palin and continued under her successor, Sean Parnell, would build a highway extending west from the Dalton Highway through the southern foothills of the Brooks Range to...
Walker's D.C. staffers get the ax

...seeking new jobs. A research analyst will be kept on staff. Knudson was appointed to the lobbying job in 2011 by Gov. Sean Parnell and is the best-paid member of the governor's staff, earning $207,000 salary per year.Knudson's replacement...
What's next for Sean Parnell?

It was perfect timing.Just days after conceding defeat to independent candidate for governor Bill Walker, Gov. Sean Parnell welcomed his first grandchild into the world.Rowan, born to Parnell's eldest daughter, Grace, and her husband...
My Turn: Governor's endowment proposal is good for Alaska

...the $14 million defeat of its repeal; and the crash of oil prices.Two good things happened: The defeat of Gov. Sean Parnell, who was too friendly with oil companies; and the election of Gov. Walker, a true Alaskan. This general election...
Analysis: Pay now or later for gas pipeline?

...responsibility, and that's the reason for the Alaska Legislature's special session. TransCanada's partnershipUnder Gov. Sean Parnell, the state found a fourth partner - Canadian pipeline construction firm TransCanada - to pay for its part of AKLNG...
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Big Oil given extra time to pledge gas

...royalties the state receives from gas sales. "Under the agreement that we inherited (from the administration of Gov. Sean Parnell), TransCanada sits in our seat at the table," Walker said.Long-term estimates indicate the state will pay a...
Empire Editorial: New idea for DOT: Look at an old one

...Murkowski was shelved or replaced with a new plan carrying the Palin stamp of approval. The same happened when former Gov. Sean Parnell took over for Palin, and again when Gov. Walker took over. Throughout all these transitions, Southeast has been...
My Turn: Can Alaska afford our state government?

...all Alaskans. He was right to drop the Gas Reserve Tax. Gov. Walker inherited the TransCanada issue from the Gov.Sean Parnell's administration when a past Legislature approved SB138. The bill contained two parts: The heads agreement, which...


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