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Panel advances bill on AGDC appointments, the only residency requirement is that the person be a citizen of the United States. Parnell spokeswoman Sharon Leighow has said the AGDC appointment would fall under a board at the head of a principal department.Rabinow, in a letter...
Pentagon to investigate alleged Guard misconduct

...Gorske, assistant to the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff for National Guard matters, said Parnell spokeswoman Sharon Leighow said. The scope of an investigation was discussed, according to Leighow.Alaska National Guard officials have said...
Controversial permitting bill nixed in senate

...move comes at the request of Republican Gov. Sean Parnell who introduced the bill last year.Parnell spokeswoman Sharon Leighow said the governor asked to have the bill held due to "widespread misinformation on a couple of sections of the bill...
State | AK legislature
Nonresident begins term on state assessment board consulting firm. "I have no property, no economic interests in Alaska," he said.Parnell spokeswoman Sharon Leighow gave three explanations in email messages for why the board-residency requirement did not apply to Mandell. The...
Draft proposes gas tax rate, subsidiary change assure local government input and participation in gas line talks. He did not elaborate.Parnell spokeswoman Sharon Leighow said by email Monday that Parnell was considering creating a municipal advisory gas project review board.The draft...
State | AK legislature
Rabinow to resign unless lawmakers clear up rules

...including as president of ExxonMobil Pipeline Co., according to his resume on the AGDC website.Parnell spokeswoman Sharon Leighow said by email that Parnell did not ask Rabinow to withdraw his name and stands by his appointment. She said Parnell...
State | AK legislature
Flint Hills objects to state's stance on refinery cleanup

...standard and is awaiting an initial decision due this month on whether the appeal will be heard.Parnell's spokeswoman Sharon Leighow in a statement repeated the governor's claim that he had cleared a path for a refinery buyer."The governor encourages...
State | AK legislature
Assessment panel appointments raise questions

...cause greater expense and it'll be more difficult for the boroughs to have their case heard."Parnell spokeswoman Sharon Leighow said Washington and Mandell will bring a "fresh perspective" to the board and are highly qualified. She said Parnell...
Dam project draws attention to renewable goal Susitna."If we can't juggle two things at once, let the public know," he said.Parnell spokeswoman Sharon Leighow said the state remains committed to the renewable-energy goal as demonstrated by investments in and ongoing work...
State | AK legislature
EPA starts process that could restrict Pebble Mine

...process, but has also unilaterally decided that they, not Alaskans, know what's best for our future," said Sharon Leighow by email. "The State is prepared to pursue all legal options to ensure Alaska's rights are protected."U.S...
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