News & Announcements

Press Releases for the Office of the Lieutenant Governor

Hearing Schedule: Bristol Bay Initiative

August 21, 2014, Anchorage, AK – Lt. Governor Mead Treadwell announced the schedule for eight hearings on an initiative to provide for protection of Bristol Bay wild salmon and waters within or flowing into the designated Bristol Bay Fisheries Reserve. The initiative will appear on the Nov. 4 general election ballot as Ballot Measure 4. Full Story »

Hearing Schedule: Minimum Wage

August 21, 2014, Anchorage, AK – Lt. Governor Mead Treadwell announced the schedule for eight hearings on an initiative to increase the Alaska minimum wage to $8.75 per hour effective January 1, 2015, $9.75 per hour effective January 1, 2016, and thereafter adjusted annually for inflation. The initiative will appear on the Nov. 4 general election ballot as Ballot Measure 3. Full Story »

Hearing Schedule: Marijuana Initiative

August 21, 2014, Anchorage, AK – Lt. Governor Mead Treadwell announced the schedule for eight hearings on an initiative to tax and regulate the production, sale, and use of marijuana. The initiative will appear on the Nov. 4 general election ballot as Ballot Measure 2. Full Story »

Lt. Gov. Urges Alaskans to Join Arctic Forum

August 13, 2014, Anchorage, AK – Lieutenant Governor Mead Treadwell met with Arctic officials from the U.S. Department of State to discuss priorities for the U.S. Chairmanship of the Arctic Council today, and urges fellow Alaskans to do the same during a public forum held in downtown Anchorage tomorrow. Full Story »

AHC Anticipates Alaska Purchase Anniversary

August 6, 2014, Anchorage, AK – As chair of the Alaska Historical Commission (AHC), Lieutenant Governor Mead Treadwell said he was pleased that Gov. Sean Parnell signed Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 17 (SCR17) today. Full Story »

Treadwell Unveils Inventive Alaskans book

July 30, 2014, Anchorage, AK – Lieutenant Governor Mead Treadwell unveiled a book, Northern Innovators: Alaskans Find a Way, during yesterday’s downtown Rotary meeting. He was joined by Ned Rozell, the book’s author, and Mark Myers, Vice Chancellor for Research at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. Full Story »

Treadwell Hosts Lt. Governors in Alaska

July 28, 2014, Anchorage, AK – Lieutenant Governor Mead Treadwell hosted 10 of the nation’s lieutenant governors in Girdwood last week for the National Lieutenant Governors Association (NLGA) annual meeting. Full Story »

Lt. Gov. Urges Oil Producers on Safe Shipping

July 16, 2014, Anchorage, AK – Lieutenant Governor Mead Treadwell asked Arctic committee members of the International Association of Oil and Gas Producers (OGP) to push for safer shipping in the Arctic Ocean as the U.S. prepares for its chairmanship of the eight-nation Arctic Council. The OGP Arctic committee is made up of oil and gas company executives from around the globe, and met in Anchorage this week. Full Story »

Reaching Alaska's Broadband by 2020 Goal

July 15, 2014, Anchorage, AK – Lieutenant Governor Mead Treadwell told an audience at the Statewide Broadband Task Force Summit today that cooperation with our Arctic neighbors on developing broadband infrastructure would speed deployment to Alaskans. The task force’s objective is to provide broadband service of 100 Mbps to households and businesses throughout Alaska by 2020. Full Story »

Voter Registration Deadline: Sunday, July 20

July 14, 2014, Anchorage, AK – Lieutenant Governor Mead Treadwell reminds Alaskans that this Sunday, July 20 is the deadline to register to vote, update voter registration, or change political party affiliation for the upcoming August 19 primary election. Full Story »

Lt. Gov. to Open Broadband Summit

July 14, 2014, Anchorage, AK – Lieutenant Governor Mead Treadwell will address Alaska’s need for high-speed Broadband deployment during opening remarks at the Statewide Broadband Task Force Summit in Anchorage tomorrow. Full Story »

New Absentee Voting Locations Reach 123

July 8, 2014, Anchorage, AK – Lieutenant Governor Mead Treadwell announced today that the state Division of Elections, with strong support from the ANCSA Regional Association and the Alaska Federation of Natives, has established 123 new absentee voting locations, and counting, for the 2014 election cycle. Full Story »