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The government of Alaska in common with state and federal governments of the United States, has three branches of government: the executive, consisting of the Governor of Alaska and the state agencies; the state legislature consisting of two chambers, the House of Representatives and the Senate; and the judiciary consisting of the Supreme court and lower courts.

Alaska has 246 federally recognized tribal governments and one federal Indian (Native American) reservation.


The Governor of Alaska is the senior-most official of the Alaska executive branch. The main Alaska state agencies are the:

  • Alaska Court System
  • Department of Administration
  • Department of Commerce, Community and Economic Development
  • Department of Corrections
  • Department of Education and Early Development
  • Department of Environmental Conservation
  • Department of Fish and Game
  • Department of Health and Social Services
  • Department of Labor and Workforce Development
  • Department of Law
  • Department of Military and Veteran Affairs
  • Department of Natural Resources
  • Department of Public Safety
  • Department of Revenue
  • Department of Transportation and Public Facilities

Other agencies are the:

  • Alaska Division of Juvenile Justice
  • Alaska Permanent Fund
  • Alaska Volcano Observatory
  • Alaska Oil and Gas Conservation Commission
  • Alaska State Pension Investment Board
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