Press releases & proclamations from the Alaska Governor's Office
Following is a collection of materials released from the Alaska governor's office while Sarah Palin was governor.
The collection includes press releases, proclamations, and public reports, attributable to Gov. Palin.
Click here for 58 full quotes from Sarah Palin in the book Press releases & proclamations from the Alaska Governor's Office.
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All public officials have substantial paper trails -- as we demonstrate here.
The pundits REALLY mean "We are too lazy to look up Gov. Palin's record."
Yes, it takes substantial digging, but that is the pundits' job.
We similarly located a substantive record from Gov. Palin's election race in 2006:
Gov. Palin fought hard for her governor's seat --
she unseated the incumbent Republican, Frank Murkowski, in the primary,
then went on to beat a former Governor, Tony Knowles, in the general election.
Palin won her seat the hard way -- beating TWO governors -- and accordingly deserves credit for her electoral skills.
Whether you plan to vote for Palin or not, read her record, rather than fall into the pundit's trap of self-imposed ignorance.
-- Jesse Gordon, editor, OnTheIssues.org, Sept. 2008
| OnTheIssues.org excerpts: (click on issues for details)
Adoption is best plan for permanency for foster care kids.
Safe Haven bill: allow surrendering newborns without penalty.
Budget & Economy|
Reduced general fund spending by $124 million.
$7 billion savings plan for education & transportation.
Comply with same-sex partner benefits despite disagreement.
Recognize Martin Luther King holiday.
HIV/AIDS among Alaska Natives is public health crisis.
Recognize Juneteenth to celebrate the end of slavery.
ADA brings expanded freedom to Americans with disabilities.
Maximum sentence for first-degree murder by police.
Collect DNA samples from felons.
Gang members on probation must wear electronic monitors.
Victims’ rights are critical to “justice for all”.
Register sex offenders; & investigate internet sex crimes.
Establish “FBI Day” to support fighting global crime.
Maintain alcohol sale database; bar giving alcohol to minors.
Highway fatalities down because of strict drunk driving laws.
Court ruling against NEA: state adequately funds education.
294 Alaska public schools progressed under NCLB.
Energy & Oil|
Submitted legislation to build natural AGIA gas pipeline.
Fully fund the Petroleum Systems Integrity Office.
Bush is right: drill ANWR & develop our own supplies.
Energy relief plan: $100 per person monthly, for oil & gas.
Exxon-Mobil should pay $507 million for Exxon Valdez spill.
Agrees with Obama on more Alaska oil & gas production.
Windfall oil profits tax prevents investment.
Resource rebate: suspend AK 8-cent fuel tax for one year.
Gasline Inducement Act: 1,715-mile natural gas pipeline.
Commercialize Alaska’s North Slope natural gas.
Feds shouldn’t list beluga whales as endangered.
Wolf predator control is important for subsistence hunters.
Sue US government to stop listing polar bear as endangered.
Families & Children|
Recognize the vital role of family child care homes.
Peace Corps strengthens US ties abroad & enriches US at home.
Record-high exports; growth of 12.6% since last year.
Exempt Alaskan cruise ships from customs rule changes.
Allow wineries to ship by mail within state.
Sell previous governor’s jet on eBay--it’s impractical.
Presented comprehensive ethics bill in early 2007.
Comprehensive ethics reform: change politics as usual.
Lifelong NRA member & champion of right to bear arms.
Supports ending D.C.’s 32-year-old ban on handguns.
Health care must be market-and business-driven.
Signed up as organ donor; Alaska leads the states.
Proclaim “Loyalty Day” to reaffirm loyalty to America.
Obligation to support our troops, even if criticizing war.
Visits Kuwait; encourages Alaska big game hunting to troops.
Tightened restrictions on illegal alien’s drivers licenses.
Address jointly with Canada the border security challenges.
Alaska Construction Academy: 2,520 students learn skills.
Principles & Values|
Top priorities for AK include ethics & balanced budget.
Recognize America’s historic and founding Christian heritage.
The Bible has profoundly influenced America.
Declare a National Day of Prayer in Alaska.
Denies all allegations in Department of Public Safety affair.
$60M annually for municipal revenue sharing.
Welfare & Poverty|
Recognize Salvation Army and encourage charity to them.
EITC moves thousands of welfare recipients into workforce.
Click for quotations from other sources by:
- Sarah Palin
The above quotations are from Press releases & proclamations from the Alaska Governor's Office.
Gov. Sarah Palin's documents & debates:
- Palin vs. Michele Bachmann On the Issues, by Jesse Gordon, Jan. 2012
- The Rogue, by Joe McGinnis, Oct. 2011
- America By Heart, by Sarah Palin, Nov. 23, 2010
- Going Rogue, by Sarah Palin, Nov. 17, 2009
- The Faith & Values of Sarah Palin, by Stephen Mansfield, Oct, 2010
- V.P. debate, Washington U. in St. Louis, Oct. 2, 2008
- Wasilla resident's view: Palin's mayoral constituent
- Sean Hannity interview: on Fox News "Hannity & Colmes", Sept. 2008
- Katie Couric interview: on CBS News, Sept. 2008
- Republican Convention, Sep. 2-4, 2008
- Gubernatorial documents
: Palin's resolutions and proclamations
- New Energy for Alaska, 2006 campaign booklet
- Debate against Gov. Tony Knowles
, 2006 general election
- 2006 Candidate Profiles, in Anchorage Daily News