Governor Sean Parnell

State of Alaska

Earlier this month Governor Sean Parnell announced the winners of the 2014 Governor’s North Star Awards for International Excellence. 

The North Star award goes to businesses and organizations that contribute significantly to Alaska’s trade, investment and international relations.

In recent years, there has been increased focus on dealing with sexual abuse in institutions.  One area of concern is the US Military, where in some cases, victims have been unable to report their experiences or have the perpetrators brought to justice.  KDLG’s Chase Cavanaugh has more on a recent report investigating abuse at the Alaska National Guard.

Alaska LNG Project Applies for Export License

Jul 22, 2014

A state natural gas project has reached an important bureaucratic milestone.  KDLG’s Chase Cavanaugh has more.

Governor Creates Pipeline Advisory Board

Jul 8, 2014

A new group has been organized to examine the impact of Alaska’s potential natural gas pipelines.  KDLG’s Chase Cavanaugh has more.

New Legislation Addresses Unfunded Pensions

Jun 23, 2014
Governor's Livestream

Pension funding was the subject of a recent bill signing in Juneau.  KDLG’s Chase Cavanaugh has more. 

Parnell Signs Legislation at Mat-Su

Jun 20, 2014
Governor's Livestream

Vehicles and bridges are the subject of two bill recently signed into law by the Governor.  KDLG’s Chase Cavanaugh has more.  

Parnell Discusses Natural Gas Projects in Fairbanks

Jun 18, 2014

Two natural gas projects were the subject of a gubernatorial address in Fairbanks.  KDLG’s Chase Cavanaugh has more.

Alaska’s Tax regime has changed dramatically from Senate Bill 21, which passed last year.  The law has proven controversial, however, with the latest challenge coming from two Democratic state senators.    KDLG’s Chase Cavanaugh has the details.

Governor Parnell Signs the F-Y 2015 Budgets

May 28, 2014

Alaska Governor Sean Parnell put his signature on the capital and operating budgets for the next fiscal year during a signing ceremony Wednesday in Anchorage. Before signing the budgets the Governor gave a speech to the Anchorage East Rotary. KDLG’s Mike Mason listened in and filed this report.

Alaska Senate Minority Caucus

ConocoPhillips recorded over $2-billion dollars in profit last year from their Alaska operations. That huge number prompted a response this week from members of the small Democratic Minority Caucus in the Alaska Senate. KDLG’s Mike Mason has the story.

Governor Proposes Education Reform Legislation

Jan 28, 2014

Alaska Governor Sean Parnell has proposed an increase to education funding in exchange for reform to the public education system in Alaska. KDLG’s Mike Mason has the story.

The Alaska Legislature

The members of the Alaska Legislature will likely get another chance this year to examine a bill that seeks to make substantial changes to the permitting system in place for the use of State lands and waters. KDLG’s Mike Mason has the story.

Alaska Governor Sean Parnell plans to push for Alaska taking an ownership position in a proposed large liquefied natural gas project. KDLG’s Mike Mason has the details.

Earlier this month Alaska Governor Sean Parnell decided against allowing a federally funded expansion of Medicaid in Alaska. Such an expansion could have allowed thousands of residents to participate in the program. As KDLG’s Mike Mason reports, the Governor’s decision is disappointing to the State Representative that represents much of the Bristol Bay region.

Alaska Governor Sean Parnell used his speech at the annual Alaska Federation of Natives convention to unveil a new initiative to digitally linkup schools across the state. KDLG’s Mike Mason has the story.