News & Announcements

Press Releases for the Office of the Lieutenant Governor

Hearing Initiative Resources Available

September 16, 2014, Anchorage, AK – With initiative hearings underway for ballot measures 2, 3, and 4, Lieutenant Governor Mead Treadwell announced that initiative hearing resources are available on the Online Public Notice System, accessible via the “Ballot Initiatives” button on the left column of the lieutenant governor’s Web site: http://ltgov.alaska.gov/. Full Story »

Hearing Announcement: Bristol Bay Forever

September 5, Anchorage, AK – Lieutenant Governor Mead Treadwell will host the first public hearing on ballot measure 4, an act providing for protection of Bristol Bay wild salmon and waters, in Kotzebue on Monday. Full Story »

Treadwell to Open Cold War Conference

September 4, 2014, Anchorage, AK – Lieutenant Governor Mead Treadwell, as chair of the Alaska Historical Commission, will open the Alaska Cold War Conference with remarks on how Alaska’s proximity to Russia and our shared history shape our relationship today. Full Story »

Treadwell Certifies Ballot Measure 1 Results

September 3, 2014, Anchorage, AK – Lt. Governor Mead Treadwell certified the election results for ballot measure 1, a referendum to repeal Senate Bill 21 (SB 21), passed during the legislative session that adjourned April 14, 2013. Full Story »

Treadwell Reacts to Voting Rights Ruling

September 3, 2014, Anchorage, AK – Lieutenant Governor Mead Treadwell said the State of Alaska’s Division of Elections will expand efforts to provide language assistance to Alaska Natives to comply with a partial legal ruling related to the Voting Rights Act (VRA) made by U.S. District Court Judge Sharon Gleason today in Toyukak v. Treadwell. Full Story »

Lt. Gov. Authorizes Walker-Mallott Ticket

September 2, 2014, Anchorage, AK – Lieutenant Governor Mead Treadwell has authorized candidate for Governor William M. “Bill” Walker to add Byron Mallott as his running mate in the 2014 general election to be held this November. Full Story »

Lt. Gov. Receives Emergency Reg. Request

September 2, 2014, Anchorage, AK – Lieutenant Governor Mead Treadwell has received the following request for an emergency regulation from the Bill Walker/Byron Mallott ticket for Governor and Lt. Governor, respectively: Full Story »

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 »