Monday, June 11, 2007

Governor Visits Fairbanks for Ceremonial Signing of AGIA in Fairbanks

This picture captures a light moment at the Alaska Gas Inducement Act (AGIA) Ceremonial signing on June 6th. The governing came to Fairbanks for the ceremony and more than 100 guests joined her at the Fox Visitor's Center along the Trans-Alaska Pipeline located on the Steese Highway. (Photo Credit: Merrick Pierce)

Governor Palin committed to a competitive, open process for getting a gasline for Alaska's natural gas. With AGIA signed into law the administration put together a package to seek requests for applications from potential builders of the largest construction project in history.

On June 6th, Governor Palin also signed House Bill 185 into law. I sponsored this bill at the request of Mayor Whitaker and the borough assembly to make sure people who use local service roads as access, share the cost of maintenance for those roads.

After the bill signing ceremonies I was assigning to cooking detail for Governor Palin's picnic at Pioneer Park. There was lots of food and live music. The turnout was great despite the rain.