(Photos by Ty Scales)
Governor Sean Parnell and First Lady Sandy Parnell held the 99th annual holiday open house at the governor’s mansion on Tuesday. It’s among the most popular holiday events in the Capital City, with eager citizens lining up around the block to get a picture taken with the Governor and First Lady. KTOO’s Danny Peterson has more.
- The co-chairmen of the House Finance Committee revised their plans to introduce an income tax to Alaska for the first time in nearly four decades.
- The Sitka Sound sac roe herring fishery is in full swing. In less than a week, the fleet has caught over half of its quota. And while most crew members work on the water, spotter pilots fish for herring from the sky.
- A lot of eyes were on the U.S. House today, but, as Republican factions shuttled to the White House to negotiate, it was a day of waiting for most.
- Gov. Walker’s legislation creates a new definition for independent contractors that would determine whether employers have to pay to insure against on-the-job injuries.