FAIRBANKS-Today, Senate Finance Co-Chair Pete Kelly (R-Fairbanks) joined University of Alaska-Fairbanks Chancellor Brian Rogers, Senate President Charlie Huggins (R-Wasilla), Senate Majority Leader John Coghill (R-North Pole), and Senator Click Bishop (R-Fairbanks) for the groundbreaking ceremony to upgrade UAF’s Atkinson Heat and Power Plant.
SALCHA-This week, Senate Majority Leader John Coghill (R-North Pole), Senate Finance Co-Chair Pete Kelly (R-Fairbanks), Senators Anna Fairclough (R-Anchorage) and Click Bishop (R-Fairbanks), along with Governor Sean Parnell and other state leaders attended the ribbon cutting of the Tanana River Bridge near Salcha.
KENAI-This week, Governor Sean Parnell signed a bill to promote responsible hunting with youth in Alaska. Senate Bill 77, sponsored by Senator Peter Micciche (R-Soldotna), will give the Board of Game more flexibility to establish youth hunts by removing language which used to require youth seasons to be held before school starts.
WASILLA-Today, Governor Sean Parnell signed three pieces of legislation sponsored by Senate President Charlie Huggins (R-Wasilla) into law.
WHISLTLER, BC-The 24th Annual Pacific NorthWest Economic Region (PNWER) Summit kicked off this morning in Whistler, British Columbia. Two of the main topics being addressed are natural gas and issues facing the Arctic and Alaska. Keynote speakers include U.S. Ambassador to Canada Bruce Heyman, Canadian Ambassador to the U.S. Gary Doer, the Premier of British Columbia Christy Clark, as well as prominent private sector industry leaders and issues experts.