Knapp is a retired Coast Guard admiral and former Alaska Department of Transportation commissioner. More recently he has been chairman of Citizens Pro Road.
State officials have been trying to build support for a controversial land management bill that couldn’t get enough votes in the final days of session.
Gov. Parnell holds a press conference addressing a possible Medicaid expansion.
The Sitka assembly passed a resolution asking Parnell and the state legislature to “fully consider” the benefits to Alaskan communities of expanding Medicaid to cover a larger share of the state’s poorest residents.
When it comes to retirement benefits, the state is looking at a $12 billion shortfall. Just how that’s going to be paid off is expected to be a big issue for the Legislature next session.
The Alaska State Chamber of Commerce has adopted Medicaid expansion as one of its top state legislative priorities.
French had been considering a run for governor, but set aside those plans after Juneau Native leader Byron Mallott announced he would seek the Democratic nomination.
Byron Mallott filed as a candidate for governor today, making him the first Democratic candidate to officially jump into the race.
When the Citizens’ Advisory Commission on Federal Areas last met, the theme was overreach from Washington. But this go-round, it seems the group is unexpectedly dealing with federal underreach.
The board of directors for the group charged with advancing an in-state natural gas pipeline has been announced.