Karleen Jackson, Alaska Commissioner of Health and Social Services resigns

Jackson has been with the department since 2003, when she became deputy HSS commissioner in the Murkowski administration.  She took over as commissioner in 2005 and was not replaced when Governor Palin took office last year.  But Jackson says she recently compared notes with Palin and it was clear they had a difference of opinion.  She says she offered her resignation and the governor accepted. Jackson declined to be more specific.

Rosemarie Alexander, KTOO – Juneau