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Security Summit Alert: Tax Pros Warned of New Scam to Steal Their Passwords None 

Security Summit Alert: Tax Pros Warned of New Scam to Steal Their Passwords

The Internal Revenue Service, state tax agencies and the tax industry today warned tax professionals to be alert to a new phishing email scam impersonating tax software providers and attempting to steal usernames and passwords.

APD Click it or Ticket Enforcement Nets Over 2000 Citations None 

APD Click it or Ticket Enforcement Nets Over 2000 Citations

The Anchorage Police Department recently issued 2,092 traffic citations using Click it or Ticket overtime funds. Citations ranged from speeding tickets, failure to wear a seatbelt and running red lights.

Statement on Colville River Unit 5th expansion decision None 

Statement on Colville River Unit 5th expansion decision

The Department of Natural Resources has issued a decision on ConocoPhillips’ proposed 5th expansion of the Colville River Unit focused on responsible development of oil on state and Arctic Slope Regional Corp. jointly-owned lands. The decision contains key provisions related to commitments to drill and creating jobs for Alaskans.

Governor Walker Hosts Tokyo Gas Presidents for Meetings in Alaska None 

Governor Walker Hosts Tokyo Gas Presidents for Meetings in Alaska

Tokyo Gas President Michiaki Hirose and Tokyo Gas America President Shunjiro Yamashita spent several days in Juneau this week, and held meetings with Governor Bill Walker, Lieutenant Governor Byron Mallott and members of the governor’s oil and gas team—Alaska Gasline Development Corporation President Keith Meyer, Department of Natural Resources Commissioner Andy Mack and Chief Oil and Gas Advisor John Hendrix.

August Alaska Economic Trends None 
Governor Walker Signs Legislation Improving Fiduciary Access to Digital Assets in Alaska None 

Governor Walker Signs Legislation Improving Fiduciary Access to Digital Assets in Alaska

Today, Alaska Governor Bill Walker signed legislation to update Alaska’s probate laws to improve fiduciary access to digital assets. House Bill 108 was introduced by Representative Matt Claman (D-Anchorage). The Senate companion bill, Senate Bill 16, was introduced by Senator Shelley Hughes (R-Wasilla). HB 108 passed both the Alaska House of Representatives and Alaska Senate with strong bipartisan support in April.

Governor Walker Signs Bills Protecting Vulnerable Adults and Modernizing Asset Protection Laws None 

Governor Walker Signs Bills Protecting Vulnerable Adults and Modernizing Asset Protection Laws

Governor Bill Walker today signed two pieces of legislation to update laws designed to protect Alaskans and their assets. Senate Bill 83 allows state agencies responsible for vulnerable seniors to work together more efficiently and effectively, while House Bill 108 updates Alaska’s fiduciary law by adapting it to today’s internet age. Both bills were signed in Anchorage.

Sullivan, Heitkamp Applaud Senate Passage of POWER Act None 

Sullivan, Heitkamp Applaud Senate Passage of POWER Act

U.S. Senators Dan Sullivan (R-AK) and Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND) today applauded Senate passage of S. 717, the Pro bono Work to Empower and Represent (POWER) Act, to help combat domestic abuse and sexual violence. Senators Shaheen (D-NH), Murkowski (R-AK), Capito (R-WV), Cornyn (R-TX) and Daines (R-MT) also were original co-sponsors of the bill.

Sullivan Chairs Hearing on Magnuson-Stevens Act None 

Sullivan Chairs Hearing on Magnuson-Stevens Act

U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan (R-AK) today chaired a hearing of the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Subcommittee on Oceans, Atmosphere, Fisheries, & Coast Guard regarding the reauthorization of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (MSA). Among the witnesses was Chris Oliver, an Alaskan testifying for the first time before the subcommittee in his new role as Assistant Administrator for Fisheries at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Oliver previously served as the Executive Director of the North Pacific Fishery Management Council since 2000.

Governor Walker Accepts Revenue Commissioner’s Resignation None 

Governor Walker Accepts Revenue Commissioner’s Resignation

Governor Bill Walker announced today he reluctantly accepted Department of Revenue Commissioner Randy Hoffbeck’s notice of resignation.