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Stories with person: Sean Parnell
  • House Finance advances gas line bill 
    Updated: Apr-19-14 12:25 am
  • JUNEAU, Alaska - The House Finance Committee on Friday advanced a bill setting the state's participation in a major liquefied natural gas project, with members expressing a mix of both optimism and skepticism about whether the process would yield a long hoped-for gas line.

  • Senate Finance unveils education bill rewrite 
    Updated: Apr-19-14 12:16 am
  • JUNEAU, Alaska - The Senate Finance Committee proposed an overhaul to a broad-ranging education bill Friday, opting to provide additional money to districts outside the per-pupil funding formula. Critics called the approach disappointing.

  • Lawmakers OK bill loosening rules for distilleries 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 12:44 pm
  • JUNEAU, Alaska - The five craft distilleries in Alaska can start promoting themselves as tourism destinations after legislative action this week.

  • Legislature confirms 4 state commissioners 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 3:54 pm
  • JUNEAU, Alaska - The Alaska Legislature has confirmed Gov. Sean Parnell's picks to lead the departments of Natural Resources, Revenue, Public Safety and Administration.

  • Expert: Kansas church protesters unlikely to show 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 9:43 pm
  • ANCHORAGE, Alaska - An expert on hate groups said it was unlikely protesters from a nationally known Kansas church will show up in Alaska to picket two institutions, despite their announcements to do so.

  • House committee advances bill on AGDC appointments 
    Updated: Apr-08-14 11:13 pm
  • JUNEAU, Alaska - The House Rules Committee on Tuesday advanced legislation that would allow out-of-state residents to serve on the board of directors of the Alaska Gasline Development Corp.

  • Alaska to sue for road through wildlife refuge 
    Updated: Apr-07-14 8:11 pm
  • ANCHORAGE, Alaska - The state of Alaska announced Monday it will sue the federal government to open a road through a national wildlife refuge so that residents of a village will have improved access for emergency flights at an all-weather airport.

  • House Finance tweaks school-funding formula 
    Updated: Apr-01-14 8:46 pm
  • JUNEAU, Alaska - The House Finance Committee on Tuesday tweaked Gov. Sean Parnell's omnibus education bill, freeing up about $13.5 million for school districts by changing how students are counted.

  • Appeals court sides with Alaska on roadless rule 
    Updated: Mar-26-14 8:20 pm
  • JUNEAU, Alaska - A divided federal appeals court panel on Wednesday sided with the state of Alaska in reversing a decision that reinstated prohibitions on road-building and the harvesting of timber in the nation's largest national forest.