Gov. Murkowski mulls judicial appointments; Barton tapped to be acting transportation commissioner; Defendants ask to withdraw plea in murder-for-hire case; Searchers recover bodies in Arkansas crash;
Lt. Gov. Sean Parnell had an unremarkable first year in office, loyally supporting Gov. Sarah Palin.
ANCHORAGE - Alaska's incoming governor isn't the tweeter that Sarah Palin is.
State officials asked contractors Wednesday to submit a bid for building an 18-foot-wide pioneer road north from Cascade Point to help with the proposed 51-mile Lynn Canal highway.
Gov. Frank Murkowski's bare-bones budget for next fiscal year cuts state jobs and some social services across the state while increasing spending in his own office. Murkowski is seeking $1.5 million more in general fund spending for his office and its 76 employees in the fiscal year that begins July 1.
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