Politics

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 […]

Governor Walker Appointed to President Trump’s Council of Governors

Governor Walker Appointed to President Trump’s Council of Governors

Council of Governors tasked with focusing on homeland defense  May 2, 2017 ANCHORAGE –The White House announced yesterday President Donald Trump’s intent to appoint Governor Bill Walker to the 10-member Council of Governors, which focuses on military issues and defense spending. Governor Walker is the first Alaska governor to be […]

House Bill 13 Would Prohibit Alaska from Enforcing Racial or Religious Registries

House Bill 13 Would Prohibit Alaska from Enforcing Racial or Religious Registries

By Allison Sayer for Seward City News – House Bill 13 is a proposed bill that would prevent the use of state resources to enforce any federally-imposed registry based on religion or nationality. The bill would also prevent Alaska from using state resources to create a database of undocumented immigrants. […]