Tag: Governor Sean Parnell

ASD Board Taps Saving to Pass Budget

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After weeks of number crunching, the Anchorage School Board unanimously passed a budget on Thursday night. It cuts $23 million and 200 positions. More than a dozen people testified about the cuts. Then the board made small changes that will make a big difference to the community. Download Audio

Students, Parents Organize to Fight Education Budget Cuts

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Students and Parents are mobilizing in Anchorage to fight possible education cuts and legislation that proposes a constitutional amendment allowing public funds to go to private schools. Download Audio

State Disaster Declared For Kenai Peninsula

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A state disaster has been declared for the Kenai Peninsula due to last month's storms. Monday, Governor Sean Parnell issued the declaration and said he would be seeking a federal declaration as well.

Parnell Proposes $4.9 Million For Emergency Food Caches

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Gov. Sean Parnell is proposing $4.9 million for emergency food supplies to be stashed across the state.

Legislators Expect Bill to Lower State Oil Taxes Next Session

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Among the issues legislators anticipate dealing with during next year’s session is a revived effort by the Parnell Administration to lower the state’s taxes on oil production.

Alaska News Nightly: August 9, 2011

ConocoPhillips Extends Natural Gas Plant Operations Until October, Jack-Up Rig in Kachemak Bay May Violate Federal Law, Legislators Expect Bill to Lower State Oil Taxes Next Session, Southcentral Moth Outbreak Devastates Berry Crops, and more...

Parnell Objects to Federal Management of Wetlands

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Governor Sean Parnell is working to change what he sees as the direction of federal management of wetlands in the state.

Alaska News Nightly: August 3, 2011

State Approves Lease Agreement for In-State Gasline, Denali Commission Official Anxious for Clarity on Returned Funds Request, Parnell Objects to Federal Management of Wetlands, Arkansas Teenagers Who Killed Juneau Man Will be Tried as Adults, and more...

Two More Groups Join Lawsuit to Exclude Alaska from ‘Roadless Rule’

Two resource development groups have filed to join a lawsuit that would exclude Alaska national forests from the roadless rule.

Alaska News Nightly: July 29, 2011

Juneau Teenager Dies After Assault in Arkansas; Senate Kills House Bill to Raise Debt Limit, Cut Spending; Debt Ceiling Dominates Senator Begich's Town Hall; Anchorage School District Receives Extra $19 Million; and more...

Parnell Administration and State Legislature Give Details on Energy Projects

The Parnell administration and the Legislature on Monday presented details on two energy projects that will cost an estimated, combined $12 billion when they’re done – primarily for the railbelt and SouthCentral.

Alaska News Nightly: July 25, 2011

Two Bodies Found in Plane Wreckage Near Eaglecrest Ski Area, Four Rescued from Floatplane Crash in Cook Inlet, Survival Camp Teenagers Attacked by Bear, Village Public Safety Officer Shot in Napakiak, and more...

Senate Finance Committee Examines Efforts to Lower Oil Taxes

The state Senate Finance committee is taking the first steps toward understanding what is expected to be a major point of contention during next year’s session -- a renewed effort by the Governor and members of the House of Representatives to lower oil taxes.

Alaska News Nightly: July 14, 2011

Conservationists Lend Support to Alaska’s Subsistence Whalers, Senate Finance Committee Examines Efforts to Lower Oil Taxes, Fairbanks Meets Deadline for Redistricting Challenge, U.S. House Passes Bill to Curtail EPA, and more...

Parnell Names Nine for Timber Task Force

Governor Sean Parnell named nine Alaskans to his new Timber Task Force on Friday.

Alaska News Nightly: July 11, 2011

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Shell Oil Permits Opposed by 19 Environmental Groups, Fuel Barge Runs Aground Near Dillingham, Substance Abuse Program for Pregnant Women Celebrates 20th Anniversary, Lighting Strikes Ignite Over 30 Fires, and more...

Parnell Plans Aggressive Push for ANWR and APR-A Development

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Governor Parnell announced plans on Thursday to aggressively push oil development on state lands and waters including areas next to the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge and the National Petroleum Reserve Alaska.

Parnell Accused of Targeting Budget Cuts at Lower Kuskokwim District

Bethel Representative Bob Herron says that his region was hit particularly hard by Governor Sean Parnell’s veto pen. According to Herron’s office, the Govenor vetoed more money from his house district than in 39 of the 40 house districts in the state.

Parnell Finalizes Operating and Capital Budgets

On Wednesday, Governor Sean Parnell finalized the state's operating and capital projects budgets.

Parnell’s Budget Cuts Expected, Despite Complaints

Although some areas in the state are bemoaning budget losses, the cuts were not unexpected. Governor Parnell cited declining oil production as one reason for the cuts, and that decline is spurring inclusion in the budget of money aimed at upgrading infrastructure friendly to oil development.