Gov handles range of questions in online town hall

Gov. Sean Parnell says repealing the state’s oil tax structure would “kill” oil production.

During an online town hall Wednesday evening, he also said he personally opposes the legalization of marijuana for recreational use and will sign into law a bill further defining medically necessary abortions as a way to be accountable with public funds.

Parnell also said he will support increased funding for public education.

Parnell took a wide range of questions, generally submitted by email or social media, touching on topics like education, a proposed Juneau access road and his favorite type of pizza. It’s meat pizza, by the way.

On the issue of the oil tax referendum, he said the tax cut passed by lawmakers last year is working.