Gubernatorial Accomplishments 2006 – 2008

Executive Summary

This page lists Gov. Palin’s accomplishments during the first two years of her term beginning December 2006 through December 2008. The final seven months of her term are covered in the 2009 Master List of Accomplishments.

As Governor, Sarah Palin began the process of making Alaska’s dream of an international gas pipeline a reality. What was once a pipe dream is now becoming a pipeline. She overhauled the state’s petroleum taxation system; reformed ethics laws, taking on big oil, her own party and the Democratic Party to do so. Gov. Palin cut waste and ran a surplus. She was a beloved and expert commander-in-chief.

You will see in this list of of accomplishments the mark of a Reagan Conservative Transformational Leader who upheld her state’s Constitution, even when doing so clashed with her own strongly held beliefs. As Governor, 120-hour weeks were routine for Sarah Palin. She accomplished more in her 31 months of service than seven governors of the State of New York have in 50 years. Leaders like Gov. Palin appear maybe once in 150 years. Let the journey to True North begin…

Alaska Clear and Equitable Share (ACES)

Gov. Palin briefs a constituent on ACES

December 2007

Governor Palin Signs House Bill 2001

November 2007

Gov. Commends Legislators on HB 2001

Gov. Praises House of Representatives

Gov. Pleased with Committee’s Work

October 2007

ACES Community Briefing Schedule

Governor Releases Draft ACES Bill

September 2007

Governor Sarah Palin speaks with University of Alaska Anchorage students on Tuesday, Sept. 4, prior to unveiling Alaska’s Clear and Equitable Share (ACES) plan that replaced the Petroleum Profits Tax (PPT).

Gov. Unveils Tax System and Special Session

August 2007

Special Session to Revisit Oil Taxes

Alaska Gasline Inducement Act (AGIA)

December 2008

AGIA License signed

Commissioners Sign AGIA License

August 2008

Gov. Palin signs AGIA into law


Palin Signs AGIA License Bill

Legislature Approves Rebate & AGIA

AGIA Passes, Palin Thanks Legislators

July 2008

Governor Palin Commends Lawmakers

Gov. Announces Public/Private Gasline

Governor Releases Weekly Gasline Briefing

Fourth Special Session of the Twenty-Fifth Legislature of the State of…

June 2008

Governor Palin Pleased with FERC Decision

Governor Begins Weekly Gasline Briefings

May 2008

Opening the Alaska Gasline Determination Public Forum, (left) Natural Resources Deputy Commissioner Marty Rutherford, (background) Natural Resources Commissioner Tom Irwin, (center) Alaska Governor Sarah Palin and (right) Revenue Commissioner Pat Galvin address questions from a crowded ballroom at the Anchorage Sheraton on Wednesday, May 27, 2008. The three days of presentations detailed the TC Alaska gasline proposal to legislators and the public in advance of the June 2008 legislative special session.

Governor Sarah Palin releases the AGIA Findings & Determination with commissioners Patrick Galvin and Tom Irwin on May 22, 2008, concluding that TC Alaska’s proposed gasline project merits an AGIA license.

Palin Recommends TransCanada for AGIA

April 2008

Governor Calls Pipeline Effort “Progress”

March 2008

Governor Calls 30-Day AGIA Special Session

Third Special Session

February 2008

Governor Sarah Palin presented information about Alaska’’s gas pipeline to the Hoover Institution Board, which is the Stanford University-based public policy research center, on Feb. 26, 2008, in Washington, D.C. Photo credit to Goodman/Van Riper Photography.

State Supreme Court Affirms Pipeline Decision

Governor Remarks on Gasline Project

January 2008

Governor Stands by AGIA Process

AGIA Completeness Review Finalized

December 2007

State Requests More AGIA Information

November 2007

Governor Announces AGIA Applications

July 2007

Competitive Gasline Process Commences

June 2007

Alaska Gasline Leaders Meet in D.C.

Gov. Performs Ceremonial Signing of AGIA

May 2007

Governor’s Weekly Gasline Briefing

Palin Applauds Teamwork for AGIA Passage

Governor Releases Weekly Gasline Briefing

Governor Thanks Valdez for AGIA Support

Palin Thanks Communities for AGIA Support

Open and Transparent AGIA Process to Continue

Governor Releases Weekly Gasline Briefing

AGIA Team Discusses Must-Haves

Palin Thanks AFRW for AGIA Resolution

Governor Thanks Northwest Borough

April 2007

Governor Thanks North Pole Mayor

Weekly Gasline Briefing #12 – Apr. 27th, 2007

Governor Releases Weekly Gasline Briefing

Weekly Gasline Briefing #11 – Apr. 20th, 2007

Governor Releases Weekly Gasline Briefing

Weekly Gasline Briefing #10 – Apr. 13th, 2007

Governor Releases Weekly Gasline Briefing

Weekly Gasline Briefing #9 – Apr. 6th, 2007

Governor Releases Weekly Gasline Briefing

March 2007

Governor Releases Weekly Gasline Briefing

Weekly Gasline Briefing #8 – Mar. 30th, 2007

Governor and Gasline Team to Host Meetings

Weekly Gasline Briefing #7 – Mar. 23rd, 2007

Governor Releases Weekly Gasline Briefing

Weekly Gasline Briefing #6 – Mar. 16th, 2007

Governor Releases Weekly Briefing

Gasline Team Holds Third Town Hall Meeting

Governor Palin Thanks Anchorage Assembly

Weekly Gasline Briefing #5 – Mar. 9th, 2007

Weekly Gasline Briefing #4 – Mar. 2nd, 2007

Governor Palin Unveils the AGIA

February 2007

Weekly Gasline Briefing #3 – Feb. 23rd, 2007

Weekly Gasline Briefing #2 – Feb. 18th, 2007

Palin Challenges Exxon Mobil for Comments

Weekly Gasline Briefing #1 – Feb. 11th, 2007

December 2006

Palin Announces SGDA Lawsuits Resolved (This lawsuit was an impediment to a natural gas pipeline being built).

Initial Gas Pipeline Meetings

Appointments, All Categories and Classes

248 in 2008.

215 in 2007.

Appointments to Boards, Commissions, and Councils

231 in 2008.

184 in 2007.

72 Alaskans Named to Boards & Commissions (2007 Confirmed Appointments)

Lawmakers Unanimously Confirm (56 Appointments and Cabinet Members Confirmed as of May 14, 2007)

December 2008

Governor Appoints Johnstone to Board

Governor Announces Board Appointments (13 on December 3, 2008)

Governor Announces Board Appointments (8 on December 2, 2008)

November 2008

Governor Announces Board Appointments (16 on November 18, 2008)

Governor Announces Board Appointments (13 on November 17, 2008)

Palin Appoints Hoffman to Board of Game

October 2008

Governor Announces Board Appointments (12 on October 16, 2008)

Governor Announces Board Appointments (9 on October 9, 2008)

Governor Palin Makes Panel Appointments (7 on October 6, 2008)

September 2008

Marine Transportation Advisory Board (11 on September 12, 2008)

August 2008

Palin Appoints to Energy Boards (7 on August 4, 2008)

July 2008

Gov. Palin Announces Board Appointments (11 on July 11, 2008)

Gov. Palin Announces Board Appointments (10 on July 10, 2008)

Palin Announces Board Appointments (10 on July 2, 2008)

June 2008

Olson to Serve 2nd Fishery Council Term (June 27, 2008)

Palin Appoints to Labor, Historical Boards (11 on June 20, 2008)

Palin Appoints to Children’s, Fire Councils (14 on June 9, 2008)

May 2008

Palin Appoints to Bond Bank, Gas Authority (5 on May 21, 2008)

Governor Palin Announces Appointments (5 on May 7, 2008)

April 2008

Palin Appoints to Library, Archives, Aviation (14 on April 7, 2008)

March 2008

Palin Appoints to Suicide Prevention (8 on March 27, 2008)

Governor Appoints to Fishermen’s Fund (5 on March 26, 2008)

Governor Names Fishery Nominees (March 13, 2008)

Palin Appoints Three to Board of Fisheries (3 on March 12, 2008)

Governor Announces Board Appointments (11 on March 10, 2008)

Alaska-Yukon Accord Renewed (8 on March 3, 2008)

February 2008

Gov. Palin Announces Board Appointments (15 on February 19, 2008)

Governor Appoints to Board of Game (1 on February 8, 2008)

January 2008

Council Nominee Approved by Commerce

December 2007

Gov Palin Announces Board Appointments (25 on December 26, 2007)

Governor Makes Appointments (17 on December 10, 2007)

November 2007

Gov. Names Fishery Council Nominees (3 on November 9, 2007)

October 2007

Appointments Made to Council and Panels (9 on October 30, 2007)

Governor Palin Names Four to Board (4 on October 8, 2007)

Nominations Sought for North Pacific Fishery

Gov. Appoints to Council on Disabilities (9 on October 2, 2007)

September 2007

Governor Announces Board Appointments (8 on September 21, 2007)

August 2007

Governor Palin Makes Forestry, Arts, Seafood Appointments (12 on August 13, 2007)

June 2007

Governor Announces Board Replacements (7 on June 18, 2007)

Governor Appoints to Education Task Force (1 on June 1, 2007)

May 2007

Governor Appoints Student Commissioner (1 on May 21, 2007)

Marine Transportation Advisory Board Filled (9 on May 14, 2007)

Governor Removes VECO Executive from Council (1 Removed, May 8, 2007)

Governor Appoints Members to Health Council (14 on May 8, 2007)

April 2007

Governor Palin Fills Boards and Commissions (9 on April 4, 2007)

March 2007

Governor Appoints Two to Board of Fisheries (2 on March 30, 2007)

Governor Submits Nominations to NPFMC (6 on March 15, 2007)

Governor Palin Appoints Judges (March 14, 2007 – This release also included 5 board appointments)

Palin Fills Vacancy on Board of Fisheries (1 on March 8, 2007)

February 2007

Palin Appoints Emil Notti to Board (February 27, 2007)

Governor Palin Fills Boards and Commissions (45 positions filled by February 23, 2007, Gov. Palin’s first five weeks in office)

Palin Appoints Members to Railroad Board (2 on January 7, 2007)

Appointments, Executive

12 in 2008.

25 in 2007.

September 2008

Palin Names Public Safety Commissioner

Governor Palin Announces Randy Ruaro

August 2008

Governor Names Mike Nizich Chief of Staff

Palin Announces Communications Director

Palin Appoints to AHFC, Community Service

Committee for DPS Commissioner Formed

July 2008

Hogan Appointed to Lead H&SS

Kenai Chief to Head Dept. of Public Safety

Palin Names Public Safety Commissioner

April 2008

Palin Approves Education Commissioner

Palin Supports Corrections Commissioner

March 2008

Governor Sarah Palin has named Steven Haagenson to serve as energy coordinator and executive director of Alaska Energy Authority.

Governor Palin Names Energy Coordinator

October 2007

Governor Palin Names Rural Advisor

September 2007

Gov. Forms Alaska Sub-Cabinet

August 2007

Gov. Appoints Five to Administration

May 2007

Governor Palin Names Fisheries Advisor (May 9, 2007)

Governor Palin Appoints Student Regent (May 8, 2007)

Governor Appoints Fairbanks Resident (May 3, 2007)

February 2007

Tom Irwin to Head DNR (February 9, 2007)

Swearing-in Six More Commissioners (February 7, 2007)

Palin Appoints Successor to Lt. Governor (February 5, 2007)

Governor Palin Appoints Denby Lloyd (February 3, 2007)

January 2007

Governor Reappoints Oil & Gas Commissioner (January 31, 2007)

Palin Appoints Four to Board of Regents (January 24, 2007)

Governor Palin Appoints DOT Commissioner (January 12, 2007)

Governor Palin Appoints Three More (January 11, 2007)

Governor Appoints 3 More to Administration (January 10, 2007)

Governor Palin Appoints Karen Rehfeld (January 5, 2007)

December 2006

Governor Palin Appoints Denby Lloyd (December 28, 2006)

Governor Palin Retains John Katz (December 21, 2006)

Governor Appoints 5 More to Administration (December 13, 2006)

Palin Reverses Murkowski Appointments (2 removed on December 7, 2006)

Appointments, Judicial

5 in 2008.

5 in 2007.

December 2008

Governor Palin Appoints William B. Carey

September 2008

Governor Palin Appoints Joel H. Bolger

June 2008

Governor Appoints Easter to District Court

May 2008

Michael Jeffery Named to Barrow Court

February 2008

Governor Sarah Palin Appoints Judge

November 2007

Gov. Names Winfree to AK Supreme Court

October 2007

Governor Palin Appoints Sitka Superior Court

August 2007

Gov. Appoints Juneau Superior Court Judge

Kenai Superior Court Judge Appointment

March 2007

Governor Palin Appoints Judges (2 on March 14, 2007 and also 5 board appointments)

Appointments, Legislative

1 in 2007.

July 2007

Governor Palin Fills District 14 House Seat

Charity Work

August 2008

Shower for Trig Palin to Benefit Soldiers

Commander-in-Chief

Gov. Palin also had shared strategic command over the 49th Missile Defense Battalion of the Alaska National Guard. This battalion exists to perform ground-based interception of intercontinental ballistic missiles (nuclear missiles). This unit is on permanent full-time active duty.As governor of Alaska, Palin was briefed on highly classified military issues, homeland security, and counter-terrorism. She was also the commander in chief of the Alaska State Defense Force (ASDF), a federally recognized militia incorporated into Homeland Security’s counterterrorism plans.

Gov. Palin was privy to military and intelligence secrets that are vital to the entire country’s defense. Given Alaska’s proximity to Russia, she may also have had security clearances few people know about.

In Alaska, military personnel who are or were based at an Alaskan installation and were killed in action are mourned. Mourning the loss of KIAs is done by sending an Alaska State Flag to the next of kin along with a letter signed by the Governor. Flags are often flown at half staff on the day an announcement is made that a soldier is being mourned. Mourning is at gubernatorial discretion, and Gov. Palin kept the tradition alive during her term. A strong argument can be made that mourning of soldiers is more properly categorized as a ceremonial function than the act of a commander-in-chief. We believe that any executive action – even ceremonial – involving the military is a commander-in-chief function.

December 2008

Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day

Governor Orders State Flags Lowered (Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day)

November 2008

Governor Palin Mourns the Loss of Officer

Governor Palin Mourns Loss of Soldiers

Wilkins Receives Veterans Advocacy Award

October 2008

Governor Palin Mourns the Loss of Soldier

Loss of Fort Wainwright Soldier

September 2008

First Stryker Brigade Deployment Ceremony, September 11, 2008.

Gov. Palin’s son, Track was among those being deployed to Iraq this day. Gov. Palin took a brief time-out from the Vice Presidential campaign to preside over this ceremony.

Guardsmen Return from Hurricane Support

Alaska NG Adjutant General Promoted

August 2008

August 11, 2008: Governor Sarah Palin met and thanked members of the Alaska Army National Guard at the Deactivation/Activation Ceremony of the 1-297th Infantry/1-297th Reconnaissance-Surveillance Cavalry Squadron at the Fairbanks National Guard Armory.

July 2008

Alaskans Mourn Loss of Commander

May 2008

May 27, 2008: Governor Palin stands with two Marines from the Delta Company, Anti-Terrorism Battalion, 4th Marine Division at their deployment ceremony May 27, 2008.

Early May, 2008: Governor Sarah Palin welcomes home about 180 Alaska Army National Guard soldiers of Bravo Company, 297th Support Battalion who spent six months serving as security forces based out of Camp Anaconda, Iraq.

April 2008

State Cell Phones Headed to Soldiers

December 2007

December 2007: Lt. Col. David Osborn and Sgt. Maj. Alan Feaster of the Alaska Army National Guard’s 3rd Battalion, 297th Infantry present an Alaskan flag to Governor Sarah Palin. The flag was flown on a Humvee in Southern Iraq. Osborn and Feaster were two of 575 Alaska soldiers who served in Kuwait and southern Iraq from October 2006 to October 2007 and were visited by Governor Palin in July. The 3rd Battalion consolidated Guardsmen, from more than 80 Alaska communities, was the largest Alaska National Guard mobilization since World War II.

November 2007

Gov. Lowers Flags for Fallen Soldiers

October 2007

Governor Sarah Palin and Maj. Gen. Craig E. Campbell, commissioner of the Department of Military and Veterans Affairs, with Captain Josh Schrader, commander of B Company, 297th Support Battalion, Alaska Army National Guard. Captain Schrader and his unit of almost 200 Soldiers deployed to central Iraq for a 12-month tour shortly after this picture was taken on Sunday, October 28th.

In Juneau, Governor Sarah Palin greeted about 100 Alaska Army National Guard soldiers from the 3rd Battalion 297th Infantry as they returned home from serving in the Middle East.

Gov. Mourns Loss of Ft. Richardson Soldier

Gov. Mourns Fort Richardson Soldier

August 2007

Gov. Mourns Loss of Fort Wainwright Soldiers

Governor Mourns Loss of Paratroopers

Governor Palin Mourns Loss of Soldiers

July 2007

Palin Mourns Loss of Fort Richardson Soldier

Gov. Palin Visits her Troops in Kuwait

Ed Note: The image of Gov. Palin firing an M-4 came, which is this site’s logo and this publisher’s avatar was taken during this trip.

Video Retrieved from PalinTV

Governor Palin Visits Troops in Kuwait

Gov. Mourns Loss of Alaska Soldier in Iraq

Governor Mourns Loss of Soldier

June 2007

Governor Mourns Loss of Soldier

May 2007

Governor Mourns Loss of Soldiers

Palin Mourns Loss of Ft Richardson Soldiers

April 2007

Governor Palin Mourns Loss of Paratroopers

Governor Palin Mourns Loss of Two Soldiers

Governor Palin Mourns Loss of Soldier

March 2007

Governor Palin Honors Fallen Soldier

Governor Palin Mourns Passing of Soldier

February 2007

Governor Palin Honors Fallen Soldier

Governor Palin Honors Fallen Paratrooper

January 2007

Palin Honors Eight Fallen Paratroopers

Governor Palin Honors Fallen Paratrooper

Governor Palin Honors Fallen Wasilla Soldier

Remembering the Military Casualties of 2006

December 2006

Governor Honors Paratroopers Killed in Iraq

Governor Palin Honors Fallen Soldiers

Ceremonies, Recognition, and Selected Proclamations

In Alaska, holidays and special days are defined by gubernatorial proclamation. Special days, weeks, months, are set aside to recognize causes like breast cancer prevention, safety awareness, a group’s contributions, and so forth. Proclamations are not accomplishments; however, it is important to list a selected subset of them, so that readers can get a flavor of Alaskan politics. Nearly every state in the union has some means by which these recognitions are honored.

December 2008

Annual Open House Set for December 9

November 2008

Veterans and Remembrance Day

October 2008

Women Veterans Day

Alaska Territorial Guard Day

August 2008

Going Rogue: an American Life opened here at the 2008 Alaska State Fair.

Governor Sarah Palin and daughter, Piper, purchase tickets to ride at the Alaska State Fair.

July 2008

First Gentleman to Host Celebration

May 2008

Alaska Governor Sarah Palin signs the Sydney Laurence painting “Legacy of Alaska,” selected to celebrate Alaska’s 50th year of statehood. The ceremony was held on May 9, 2008 at the Anchorage Museum of History and Art, where Governor Palin and six former Governors signed a total of 950 prints.

February 2008

Ronald Reagan Day

January 2008

Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, unveils the new Alaska Statehood Celebration license plate during a news conference in Anchorage, Alaska, Thursday, Jan. 3, 2008. (AP Photo/Al Grillo)

Statehood Celebration Kicks Off

December 2007

Governor Palin individually welcomes visitors to the Christmas Open House at the Governor’s Mansion in Juneau.

Governor’s Annual Open House

November 2007

Gov. Seeks Nominations for Unsung Heroes

June 2007

Governor Reflects Upon TAPS Anniversary

Trans-Alaska Pipeline 30th Anniversary

January 2007

Governor Extends Flag Policy

December 2006

Governor Palin Asks for Moment of Silence (Gerald Ford)

Committee Chair and Vice Chair Positions Held

July 2008

Gov. Palin to Chair NGA Natural Resources

September 2007

Alaska Governor to Head IOGCC

July 2007

Palin Named to Key Post at NGA Meeting

May 2007

IOGCC Names Governor Chairman-Elect

Crisis Management

September 2008

Tanana Flood Designated a Fed Disaster

August 2008

Palin Signs Disaster Declaration for Flood

May 2008

Palin Requests Economic Injury Declaration

April 2008

State Agencies Addressing Juneau Power

September 2007

Gov. Issues Disaster Declaration for Village

June 2007

Governor Visits School After Devastating Fire

May 2007

Ferry Rescues Tourists from Sinking Ship

March 2007

Governor Issues Disaster Declaration

February 2007

Governor Palin Surveys Kenai Flood Damage

December 2006

FEMA Approves State Request

Energy

December 2008

State and Flint Hills Announce Joint Effort

Governor Addresses Oil Prices

Governor Talks Energy with Obama

October 2008

Coastal Impact Assistance Program Approved

September 2008

Speaking Out in Support of OCS Drilling

August 2008


Governor Sarah Palin signs HB 4001 and SB 4002 into law. The bills make up the Energy Package recently passed by the legislature, which award qualified Alaskans $1,200 from state surplus to help with rising energy costs, and also appropriate $60 million to AHFC for energy efficient home grants.

Palin Signs Energy Package

Governor Signs Administrative Order 242

Palin Pleased with Obama’s Energy Plan

July 2008

Governor Sarah Palin met with Congressional challengers from Utah, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, South Dakota and Indiana who traveled to Alaska to tour ANWR.

Governor Sarah Palin met with seven Congressional candidates from across the Lower 48 who had recently returned from a fact-finding tour of ANWR at a press conference on Thursday, July 17, 2008.

Governor Lauds Oil Industry Development

Governor Urges Exxon to Pay Plaintiffs

Palin and Stevens Discuss Energy Initiatives

June  2008

Governor Pleased with Kensington Decision

Palin Responds to Exxon Valdez Decision

Palin Urges Congress to Open ANWR

Palin Releases Draft Energy Cost Proposal

Governors Urge Congress to Support Energy

Kenai LNG Export License Approved

May 2008

Governor Sarah Palin puts forth a short-term energy plan aimed at reducing the high cost of energy at every utility and for every energy consumer in Alaska at a press conference May 15, 2008 in the Anchorage Governor’s office conference room.

Governor Sarah Palin, Revenue Commissioner Pat Galvin and other commissioners address questions about the Governor’s short-term energy relief plan presented May 15, 2008 at the Governor’s Anchorage conference room.

Governor Unveils Short-Term Energy Plan

Governor Sarah Palin signs a bill into law that designates the Alaska Highway as the “Purple Heart Trail at Mountain View’s Northland VFW Post #10252. She was joined by Rep. Max Gruenberg, Rep. Nancy Dahlstrom, Rep. Bob Lynn, Rep. Berta Gardner and Sen. Johnny Ellis for the May 3 ceremony.

Governor Responds to Record Oil Prices

April 2008

Palin on ANWR: ‘President Bush is Right’

Palin Supports Pt. Thomson Termination

March 2008

Palin Conveys Support for New IOGCC Head

February 2008

Palin Applauds Lease Sales of $2.66 Billion

January 2008

Alaska Files Exxon Amicus Brief

ENI Works on Major Development Project

State Reaches Agreement with Oil Industry

December 2007

BP Settles Prior Years Taxes

Judge Gleason Rules in Favor of State

November 2007

Gov. Urges U.S. Senators to Defeat Bill

Gov. Directs A.G. to File Amicus Brief

October 2007

(From left) Brian Quackenbush, a member of Plumbers and Pipefitters Local Union 375, and Jim Laiti, Business Manager for Plumbers and Pipefitters LU 375, show Governor Sarah Palin the 2007 Pipeline Training grounds in Fairbanks.

September 2007

Special Session Proclamation

August 2007

Gov. Reacts to 9th Circuit Court of Appeals

July 2007

Gov Applauds U.S. DOL for Federal Award

June 2007

Trans-Alaska Pipeline 30th Anniversary

May 2007

Alaska Wins Point Thomson Ruling

Alaska Teams with Pipeline Safety Agency

Gov Appreciative of Pt Thomson Court Ruling

Gov Palin Pleased with Point Thomson Ruling

Assessment of Oil and Gas Infrastructure

April 2007

Governor Palin Signs Administrative Order (Created Petroleum Systems Integrity Office)

Palin Supports Extension with Conditions

March 2007

Governor Palin Applauds the State Senate (for unanimously passing the Governor’s special appropriations bill to fund oil and gas development initiatives)

February 2007

Palin Challenges Exxon Mobil for Comments

January 2007

Lifting of Bristol Bay Lease Moratorium

Environmental Stewardship and Conservation

October 2008

State of Alaska Disappointed by Listing

State Responds to Listing

September 2008

Palin Calls for a Halt to Offshore Fish Farm

August 2008

Alaska to Sue Over Polar Bear Listing

May 2008

State to Sue Over Polar Bear Listing

Palin’s Statement on Polar Bear Litigation

Polar Bear Listed as Threatened

January 2008

Governor Lauds Forest Management Plan

October 2007

Gov. Reacts to Supreme Court’s Decision

Gov. Urges Use of Scientific Information

Juneau Chamber of Commerce 10.27.07

Governor Responds to New Climate Studies

September 2007

Governor Sends Letter to Congressman Miller

Gov. Responds to the Wildlife Act

Governor Urges Comment Period Extended

August 2007

Palin Urges Feds to not list as Endangered (Polar Bears)

April 2007

Palin Submits Comments on TLMP to USFS

Governor Palin Urges Public Process ( Beluga Whales)

Alaska Submits Polar Bear Comments

Palin Asks for Changes to Fish Farm Proposal

January 2007

Workshops to Consider Fish Mercury Data

Palin Responds to Tongass Forest Plan

Ethics Complaints, Dismissal of

October 2008

Response to Branchflower Report

August 2008

Governor to Turn Over Findings

July 2008

Palin Responds to Latest Falsehoods

Governor Palin Releases Statement

Ethics Reform

May 2007

Palin Applauds Passage of Ethics Reform

Governor Palin Responds to VECO Guilty Pleas

Governor Addresses FBI Arrests

Governor Reacts to FBI Arrests

March 2007

Governor Disappointed Over Ethics Bill (SB 19)

January 2007

Governor Palin Submits Ethics Bill

Financial Administration

December 2008

Palin Meets with Members of Leadership

Governor Sarah Palin and Lt. Gov. Sean Parnell visit with members of West High School’s Junior ROTC before announcing the Governor’s $7.1 billion two-year Savings Plan on Dec. 5, 2008.

Revenue Commissioner Pat Galvin with Governor Sarah Palin at West High School to announce the governor’s $7.1 billion Savings Plan on Dec. 5, 2008.

November 2008

Lowest Unemployment Insurance Tax Rates

September 2008

2008 Permanent Fund Dividend is $2069

May 2008

Governor Palin Signs FY2009 Budgets

April 2008

Governor Palin Signs Supplemental Budget

Alaska Receives Rating Upgrade to AA+

March 2008

Palin Reaffirms Budget Commitment

Governor Palin Lauds Revenue Sharing Bill

February 2008

Governor Palin Urges Funding be Restored

January 2008

Governor Reacts to Budget Mischaracterization

December 2007

Governor Releases Fiscal Year 09 Budgets

Governor Palin Unveils Education Proposal

Gov. Palin Unveils Permanent Fund Savings

Governor Palin Unveils Savings Plan

November 2007

Gov. Announces Lowest Unemployment

Gov. Invites Public Input on Budget

March 2007

Governor Palin Releases Amended Budgets

December 2006

Governor Unveils FY08 Budgets

Foreign Policy and National Security

March 2008

Gov. Palin Renews Alaska-Yukon Accord

Alaska-Yukon Accord Renewed

October 2007

Gov. Palin meets with Governor Sarah Palin and Lt. Governor Sean Parnell welcome the
President of Iceland, H.E. Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson, to the Arctic Energy Summit at the Egan Center in Anchorage

General Executive Experience

November 2008

Governor Palin to Meet with President-Elect

Governor Palin Congratulates Begich

October 2008

Alaska Water Permit Program Approved

July 2008

Gov. Announces New Direction for DPS

Habitat Division Moves from DNR to ADF&G

May 2008

Governor Announces Staff Changes

April 2008

Palin Responds to Expanded Call Request

SPECIAL RELEASE

Governor Offers Condolences to Families

Governor Comments on Funding Request

Palin Lauds Organ/Tissue Donor Milestone

February 2008

Habitat Division Returning to Fish & Game

January 2008

Plan to Improve Aviation Safety Announced

Governor to Make Trip to Bethel

November 2007

Gov. Calls School Study Inaccurate

Note: The real test of leadership was not merely addressing the flawed study. From the release: “I want you to know that my administration and I stand shoulder-to-shoulder with you in your committed efforts to educate the youth of Alaska as you prepare them to be successful, productive adults. To that end, if you have any potential dropout students, please have them call me personally and let me help talk them into staying. Even if one student stays in school as a result of talking to me, it’ll be worth it.” (emphasis added).

This is Transformational Leadership.

Gov. Dismayed with State Supreme Court

October 2007

AFN Speech 10.25.07

Governor Presents Milken Award

September 2007

State to Assist Agrium Employees

Governor Palin Responds to Kott Verdicts

Gravina Access Project Redirected (Ed. Note: “Bridge to Nowhere”).

Gov. Highlights Big Game Hunting to Troops (Ed. Note: This was to extend subsistence hunting opportunities to troops returning home).

Gov. Accepts Board’s Recommendation (Ed Note: Transitioning of government board to private sector)

Governor Palin Unveils New Program (Ed Note: Work readiness program for students)

June 2007

Gov. Recognizes DMVA Employees

Governor Responds to Resignation

Gov. Disappointed over Mat Maid Decision

Governor Urges to Keep Mat Maid Open

Gov. Congratulates Sampson on New Post

Governor Responds to Mat-Maid Closure

May 2007

Governor Introduces DPS Team

Governor Continues Senior Benefits (Emergency Regulation)

Governor Announces Denali Awards

April 2007

Governor Palin Accepts Hayes’ Resignation

Palin Welcomes Larry Persily to DC Office

Palin Announces Outstanding Volunteers

March 2007

Governor Meets with Senator Stevens

Fairbanks Reporter Joins Palin’s DC Team

Palin Looks Ahead on 100th Day in Office

February 2007

Gov. Palin at National Governors Association Meeting, Feb. 2007

Governor Palin Travels to Washington, D.C.

Governor Forms Health Council

Governor to Honor Outstanding Volunteers

Governor Palin Concurs with Commissioners

December 2006

Palin Responds to Anderson Arrest

Health Care

December 2008

Gov. Palin announces health initiative

Governor Palin Announces Health Priorities

Governor Joins Child Obesity Campaign

January 2008

Health Care Transparency Act Introduced

International Trade

May 2008

Governor Sarah Palin addresses leaders in Alaska’s business community at the 21st Annual Export Awards Luncheon.

Governor Sarah Palin presents the Governor’s North Star Award for Education and Cultural Exchange to Sand Lake Elementary School Japanese Immersion Program. The award was accepted by Principal Patrick Garrity and Yukina Lofthouse.

Palin Honors International Excellence

April 2008

Governor Calls for Award Nominations

March 2008

Palin Announces 2nd Best Year for Exports

December 2007

Palin Asks Customs to Exclude AK Cruises

August 2007

Gov. Welcomes Republic of Korea Consular

May 2007

Gov. Announces Exporter of the Year

Gov. Welcomes Int’l Whaling Commission

Governor Welcomes Chinese Officials

April 2007

Governor Palin Seeks Nominations

March 2007

Governor Welcomes Diplomats to Fairbanks

February 2007

Palin Announces 12.6 percent Export Growth

January 2007

The Alliance “Meet Alaska” Address

Governor to Discuss Trade and Border Issues

Leadership for All

November 2008

56th Anniversary of the Fairbanks Branch of the NAACP

October 2008

Inuit Day

June 2008

Juneteenth Day

Legal

December 2007

State Files Suit Against Mercer

June 2007

Court Rules in State’s Favor

Legislation Signed and Vetoed

June 2008

Governor Sarah Palin talks with visiting Rabbi Yossi Greenberg before signing HB 88 “TVs & Monitors in Motor Vehicles” at the Anchorage Congregation Beth Sholom synagogue on June 16, 2008.

Addressing a crowd at the Congregation Beth Sholom synagogue in Anchorage, Governor Palin signed HB 88 “TVs & Monitors in Motor Vehicles.” The legislation will help make our streets safer by helping to eliminate driver distractions. (from left) Rep. Bob Lynn, Rep. Max Gruenberg, Governor Sarah Palin and Rep. Gabrielle LeDoux.

Governor Signs Bill Reducing Business Fees

Governor Sarah Palin with her new baby boy, Trig, listens to Senator Lesil McGuire (center right) discuss SB 265 Omnibus Crime bill just before the signing on June 5, 2008. The event took place on the Capitol steps in Juneau with legislators, staff, reporters and state troopers.

Governor Palin Signs Omnibus Crime Bill

Governor Sarah Palin signs HB 326 into law while Representative Nancy Dahlstrom, DMVA Commissioner Craig Campbell, and members of Alaska’s military look on.

Governor Sarah Palin speaks to a group of Alaska’s military as she prepares to sign SB 214 and HB 326 into law in early June.

Governor Signs Bills Benefiting Soldiers

Governor Sarah Palin, holding baby Trig Palin, signs SB 57 with (from left) Representative Andrea Doll and Senator Kim Elton at the University of Alaska Southeast in Juneau on June 4, 2008. The bill expands Channel Islands Marine Park.

May 2008

Governor Palin speaks at the Alaska State Aviation Trade Show May 3 at Anchorage’s FedEx Hangar. She performed a ceremonial bill signing of Senate Bill 249, the Capstone Avionics Fund/Loans bill, which will provide low-interest loans through the Department of Community, Commerce & Economic Development for Alaska airplane owners to purchase state-of-the-art safety equipment.

April 2008

Governor Palin Signs Silver Hand Bill

Palin Signs Aviation, Consumer Protection

Palin Signs Revenue, PERS/TRS Bills

Palin Signs Bill for Fort Rousseau Park

March 2008

Governor Signs Education Funding Bill

February 2008

Bill Lifts Limit on Compassionate Gifts

Governor Signs “Safe Haven” Bill Into Law

July 2007

Senior Benefits Program to Take Effect

Gov. Palin Signs Comprehensive Ethics Bill

Gov. Signs Legislation into Law (Ed Note: 15 bills signed honoring military heroes, protect domestic violence victims, outlaw computer-assisted remote hunting, among others).

June 2007

Governor signs Budget Bills into Law

Governor Signs Senate, and House Bills

Emergency Regulations Extend Senior Care

Governor Signed into Law HB 217

Governor Signs HB 34, and SB 93 Into Law

May 2007

Palin Signs Senate and House Bills (4 on May 11, 2007: extends midwife board sunset date, opposes fuel tax increase, transfers AK Railroad land, approves supplemental budget).

Governor Palin Signs Bill and Admin Orders

April 2007

Governor Palin Signs Sonya Ivanoff Act

Governor Palin Signs Senate Bill 82

March 2007

Governor Signs Measures Into Law (Sexual Assault Awareness Month, AK Marine Highway, Increase number of students who can participate in regional medical school program)

Governor Palin Signs Two Bills Into Law (Extend Domestic Violence Council, proper AK State Flag disposals)

February 2007

Palin Outlines Continued Support for Seniors (Alaska SeniorCare Legislation introduced)

Governor Palin Signs Two Bills into Law (Environmental oversight and development, toughening parole clemency).

Governor Introduces Appropriation Bills

December 2006

Governor Palin Vetoes HB4001

Governor Addresses Court Order, Signs HB4002 (Gov. Palin upheld the AK State Constitution, by signing this domestic partnership legislation even though it runs counter to her own strongly held beliefs. This act in her first days in office proved that Gov. Palin’s first and foremost priority is upholding the Constitution, which trumps even her own personal beliefs).

Media Profiles and Human Interest

February 2008

Alaska Magazine: America’s Hottest Governor. Wildly Popular, She’s More than Just a Pretty Face

Vogue Magazine: Sarah Palin – Altered State

Persons with Special Needs, Defense of / Innocent, Defense of

November 2007

Gov. Dismayed with State Supreme Court

Philatelic

(from left) Dianne Horbochuk, District Manager of the Alaska USPS, and Lieutenant Governor Sean Parnell unveiled the design of a new U.S. postage stamp honoring Alaska’s 50th anniversary of statehood. Credit Frank Flavin Photography.

Alaska Stamp Unveiled

Second Amendment

December 2008

Governor Palin Lauds Firearm Decision

June 2008

Governor Lauds 2nd Amendment Decision

February 2008

Alaska Joins Filing for 2nd Amendment Rights

Significant Speeches (Gubernatorial)

2008 State of the State Address, Part I

2008 State of the State Address, Part II

2008 State of the State Address, Part III

2008 State of the State Address


2007 State of the State Address, Parts I – IV

Governor Palin’s State of the State Address (2007)

Waste Reduction

August 2007

Westwind II Jet Sold to Valdez Businessman

February 2007

Lynn Canal Materials Contract Cancelled

December 2006

Governor Palin Will Sell Jet

Palin Terminates Lynn Canal Contract (Construction Contract)


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