December 19, 2017
Tuesday PM (SitNews) Juneau, Alaska – During a time when Alaska should be cutting back on unnecessary spending and encouraging resource industry input and development, Governor Walker is doing the exact opposite in the eyes of Representative Mike Chenault (R-Nikiski) who points to the Governor’s Climate Change Team. Recent revelations about the salaries and the obvious left leaning foundation should draw concern said Chenault.

Last week, Governor Bill Walker appointed 15 public members and five ex-officio members of the Climate Action for Alaska Leadership Team, established in October by Administrative Order 289. According to a news release, Governor Walker announced the team following an extensive internal review of nearly 100 applications.

The team will focus on mitigation, adaptation, research, and response for Alaska. “This team is going to cost Alaskans in more ways than one.

Limited input from resource industries and large expenses from travel, per diem and salary for the state employees on the commission, all add up to bad news for Alaska,” said Rep. Chenault.  One member of the team, the climate advisor, is reportedly making $145,000 a year in salary alone – the same as the governor.

Cayenne “Nikoosh” Carlo is based out of Seattle, requiring air travel commute, receives per diem and associated costs.  She filled the newly-created position of “senior climate adviser” on Walker’s executive team in September 2017 to advise the governor on climate change. Carlo is an exempt employee and the Administration can get salary overrides to increase her compensation. Read more from…

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