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Sean Parnell

Sean R. Parnell (born November 19, 1962) is the tenth and current Governor of Alaska. He was elected to a full term as Governor in November 2010. A ... More »Sean R. Parnell (born November 19, 1962) is the tenth and current Governor of Alaska. He was elected to a full term as Governor in November 2010. A Republican, he was first sworn in on July 26, 2009 to succeed Sarah Palin after her resignation. He is the first unelected Alaska Governor to be elected in his own right. Sean Parnell was born in Hanford, California, to Kevin Patrick "Pat" (born September 16, 1937) and Thelma Carol (née Liebherr) Parnell. Pat Parnell was stationed at Fort Richardson, near Anchorage, Alaska, while in the U.S. Army in the late 1950s, and returned to Alaska with his family in 1973, establishing residence in Anchorage. Pat Parnell established a photocopy and office supply business alongside the busy Seward Highway in midtown Anchorage, while Thelma Parnell worked at Bartlett High School and East Anchorage High School, the latter being a short distance from their home. Sean Parnell attended East Anchorage High, graduating in 1980. He has a younger brother named... [ Wikipedia ]

Big Oil's Alaska problem

FORTUNE-- Oil companies operating in Alaska scored a long-awaited victory this spring when Gov. Sean Parnell signed legislation significantly cutting state taxes on oil profits. But even before Parnell put his pen to the tax cut bill, opponents were seeking to overturn it, raising ...

Alaska Gov. Sean Parnell seeks to reopen Arctic National Wildlife Refuge drilling debate

Gov. Sean Parnell, R-Alaska, accused Democrats of stifling domestic energy production and inhibiting job growth in the weekly Republican address on Saturday, reopening the debate about drilling for oil and gas in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge and calling on the Senate and the White ...

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Gubernatorial candidate Sarah Palin stands beside then-Republican candidate for lieutenant governor Sean Parnell as they talk about their plan for a natural gas pipeline during a news conference in Anchorage. Parnell became governor when Palin stepped down in July 2009. Sarah ...

The return of Sarah Palin

Gubernatorial candidate Sarah Palin stands beside then-Republican candidate for lieutenant governor Sean Parnell as they talk about their plan for a natural gas pipeline during a news conference in Anchorage. Parnell became governor when Palin stepped down in July 2009. Sarah ...

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US Forest Service taking back federal funds from states over budget cuts

"We regret having to take this action, but we have no alternative under sequestration," Tidwell said in his letter to Alaska Gov. Sean Parnell, dated March 19. Alaska was given the option of having about $826,000 the state had received or expected under the act reduced from its so-called ...

Alaska governor unveils new plan for gas pipeline

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Gov. Sean Parnell on Friday announced a new way forward on a long-hoped-for natural gas pipeline that includes scrapping the terms of a 2007 law he says no longer works well for the situation. In a major policy speech in Anchorage, Parnell said the state and ...

Alaska Governor Unveils New Plan for Gas Pipeline

Gov. Sean Parnell on Friday announced a new way forward on a long-hoped-for natural gas pipeline that includes scrapping the terms of a 2007 law he says no longer works well for the situation. In a major policy speech in Anchorage, Parnell said the state and Canadian pipeline ...

Alaska unveils new way forward on gas line

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Gov. Sean Parnell on Friday announced a new way forward on a long-hoped-for natural gas pipeline, including getting out from under terms of a 2007 law that he said no longer works well for the situation. In a major policy speech in Anchorage, Parnell said the ...

Parnell wants reduced spending in next budget

Gov. Sean Parnell speaks to a reporter in his office at the state Capitol on Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013, in Juneau, Alaska. Parnell is expected to unveil his latest budget proposal next week and says he wants to work with state legislators to reduce spending. Photo: Becky Bohrer, AP ...

Parnell introduces veterans' bill

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Gov. Sean Parnell has introduced legislation he says would ensure families of fallen soldiers receive full survivor benefits as they apply to state retirement plans. Parnell spokeswoman Sharon Leighow says if a state employee who was in the military was ...

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3 things to watch in Alaska: gas line, pay, oil

Here are three things to watch for this week: — GAS LINE: At least seven hearings are scheduled this week related to the major gas line project that Gov. Sean Parnell's administration is proposing the state take an equity stake in. That doesn't include a consultants' overview of the ...

Parnell proposes $200 increase in student formula

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Gov. Sean Parnell's education proposal would increase the per-pupil funding formula by about $200 over current levels over the next three years. Parnell proposes raising the base student allocation from $5,680 to $5,765 the first year. It would go to $5,823 ...

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Alaska Legislature brings gas line, spending talk

Republican Gov. Sean Parnell plans to propose such legislation. House Speaker Mike Chenault, R-Nikiski, said he believes the project is heading in the right direction. But he said he wants to see Parnell's specific proposal and how that might fit with ideas some legislators have ...

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Alaska Governor Unveils New Plan For Gas Pipeline : NPR

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Gov. Sean Parnell on Friday announced a new way forward on a long-hoped-for natural gas pipeline that includes scrapping the terms of a 2007 law he says no longer works well for the situation. In a major policy speech in Anchorage, Parnell said the state and ...

Alaska governor rejects Medicaid expansion

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Gov. Sean Parnell on Friday rejected calls to expand Medicaid in Alaska, citing cost concerns. The Republican governor has faced mounting pressure from health, advocacy and business organizations urging him to expand Medicaid under the federal health care law. Some ...

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Parnell criticizes water investigators at mines

FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) — Gov. Sean Parnell is repeating his contention that federal officials were heavy handed in investigating placer mines in the Fortymile River area last month. The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner ( http://bit.ly/180rzgP) reports Parnell on Saturday traveled to ...

Butcher resigns as Revenue commissioner

Deputy Commissioner Angela Rodell will serve as acting commissioner, and no timeline has been set for naming a permanent replacement, a spokeswoman for Gov. Sean Parnell, Sharon Leighow, said in an email. Butcher had been working for AHFC as director of governmental relations and public ...

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Alaska seeks to advance plan dismissed by Jewell

Jewell, in a June 28 letter to Gov. Sean Parnell, said the seismic exploration plan, proposed by the state in May, is prohibited under federal law and would require congressional authorization. She also reiterated the Obama administration's opposition to allowing drilling on the coastal ...

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