(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 Senate's long-awaited "Better Care Reconciliation Act" was written largely in secret, with even many Senate Republicans unaware of what was in it.
- The potential government shutdown would come at the busiest -- and worst -- time for the state office that processes teacher certifications. And unresolved state education funding is compounding the teacher hiring crunch.
- The approach is raising concerns with the fund’s leader and a bond-rating firm.
- The business publication Kiplinger is reporting that Juneau tops the list of small cities with the highest concentration of households with the proverbial big bucks. Juneau has 1,109 millionaire households out of a total of 12,986.