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Big House victory for GOP tax plan, but Senate fate unclear-Associated Press

Big House victory for GOP tax plan, but Senate fate unclear-Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans rammed a $1.5 trillion overhaul of business and personal income taxes through the House Thursday, edging toward the code’s biggest rewrite in three decades and the first major legislative triumph for President Donald Trump and the GOP after 10 bumpy months of controlling government. The mostly […]

Governor Walker’s Statement on Status of Health Care Reform Bill

Governor Walker’s Statement on Status of Health Care Reform Bill

Governor Walker’s Statement on Status of Health Care Reform Bill Emphasizes that work toward bipartisan solution must continue  September 26, 2017 ANCHORAGE – Governor Bill Walker issued the following statement today on the status of the health care reform bill:  “As Governor of Alaska, the state with the highest health […]

Campaign Sign Reminder

Campaign Sign Reminder

ADOT&PF reminds Alaskans of laws guiding campaign signs (JUNEAU, Alaska) – With political campaigns underway across the state the Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities (ADOT&PF) is reminding Alaskans that the use of public right of ways for political advertising is prohibited. In 1998, Alaskans overwhelmingly voted to keep the […]

Governor Walker Signs Bills Protecting Vulerable Adults

Governor Walker Signs Bills Protecting Vulerable Adults

Governor Walker Signs Bills Protecting Vulerable Adults and Modernizing Asset Protection Laws SB 83 aligns state with Older Americans Act; HB 108 updates fiduciary laws to include digital property   August 2, 2017 ANCHORAGE—Governor Bill Walker today signed two pieces of legislation to update laws designed to protect Alaskans and […]

Governor Walker Joins Governor’s Group Taking A Stand on Health Care

July 18, 2017 Statement from Bipartisan group of Governors on U.S. Senate health care bill  Today, a bipartisan group of governors issued the following statement in response to recent developments and proposed changes to the Senate health care bill. “Congress should work to make health insurance more affordable by controlling […]

Governor Walker Signs $4.9 Billion Operating Budget Bills into Law

Governor Walker Signs $4.9 Billion Operating Budget Bills into Law

Governor Walker Signs $4.9 Billion Operating Budget Bills into Law Reduced $145 million in department spending; protected education and public safety funding  June 30, 2017 ANCHORAGE—Governor Bill Walker today signed into law House Bills 57 and 59, approving the $4.9 billion operating budget bills the legislature passed for fiscal year […]