After serving as acting revenue commissioner for the past three months, Angela Rodell now officially has the job.
The department collects taxes and handles the investment of those funds, but most Alaskans know the commissioner for announcing the Permanent Fund Dividend amount.
Rodell joined the Department two years ago, and has served as state treasurer and as deputy commissioner. She replaces Bryan Butcher, who left the position to head the Alaska Housing Finance Corporation.
- A damaged traffic light prompted authorities to close lanes of Egan drive until repairs could be made. The light has been fixed.
- The window of a house was shot out in the Auke Bay area Saturday. No one was injured.
- The Walker administration has tasked the Southeast Conference to come up with reform recommendations for the Alaska Marine Highway System.
- At least 50 First Nations and tribes signed a treaty Thursday opposing tar sands expansion plans that they view as "a collective threat to our Nations."