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Governor Walker issues statement on Senate Bill 54 and sine die adjournment

| Nov 13, 2017 | Alaska

Governor Bill Walker issued the following statement after the Alaska Senate concurred with House amendments to Senate Bill 54, and adjourned sine die: Senate Bill 54 gives meaningful tools back to law enforcement and judges to help keep Alaskans safe. However, our work on criminal justice is not yet over,...[ Read More ]

Walker-Mallott Administration releases comprehensive Public Safety Action Plan

| Oct 30, 2017 | Alaska

Governor Bill Walker today announced the release of the State’s Public Safety Action Plan. In August, Governor Walker tasked Attorney General Jahna Lindemuth to work with Commissioners Walt Monegan, Valerie Davidson, and Dean Williams to identify concrete action items that the State can take to help reverse the crime trend...[ Read More ]

Governor Walker Urges Passage of Bipartisan Health Care Legislation

| Oct 19, 2017 | Alaska

ANCHORAGE—Governor Bill Walker joined nine other governors urging Congressional leaders to expedite passage of bipartisan legislation to make quality health insurance more affordable. Senator Lisa Murkowski has cosponsored the bill. “I am pleased to see that federal lawmakers are coming together in a bipartisan manner to both protect and increase...[ Read More ]

Governor Walker joins bipartisan governors in calling for state input on health care decisions

| Sep 19, 2017 | Alaska

Governor Bill Walker joined nine other governors today in a continued bipartisan push to Congressional leadership to institute a comprehensive process when addressing health care—and to include states’ and other stakeholders’ input before making final decisions. “Alaskans pay more for health care than do most Americans,” Governor Walker said. “Before...[ Read More ]

Governor Walker joins bipartisan call to work on healthcare

| Aug 31, 2017 | Alaska

Governor Bill Walker today joined a bipartisan group of U.S. Governors calling for immediate steps to be taken to make healthcare coverage more stable and affordable. The letter to Congressional leadership was signed by eight governors from both sides of the aisle. Governor Walker issued a statement: Alaskans face the...[ Read More ]

Governor Walker announces appointments to Boards and Commissions

| Jul 27, 2017 | Alaska

Below is an excerpt from State of Alaska Office of the Governor’s press release. The entire press release can be viewed on the governor’s website. Governor Bill Walker today announced 42 new appointments to Boards and Commissions. The appointments fill vacancies on several regulatory and advisory bodies, including the Governor’s Tribal Advisory...[ Read More ]