Archive of: Alaska Politics



March Issue 5 2013

Young responds to new ethics investigation

Alaska's lone U.S. House member said Thursday that he's not concerned about a new ethics investigation into him.

Medicaid rolls expected to grow when ACA kicks in  March Issue 5 2013

Medicaid rolls expected to grow when ACA kicks in

Medicaid costs in Alaska have leveled off, for now. They’ll creep up again next year, however, when the new federal Affordable Care Act kicks in.

March Issue 5 2013

GUEST COMMENTARY: Oil tax reform: Creating opportunity for Alaskans

Should oil tax policy be about more money for government spending or about more economic opportunity for Alaskans?

March Issue 5 2013

GUEST COMMENTARY: More deliberate approach needed on oil tax reform

Recently I’ve been quoted in the media urging the Senate to tap the brakes on Senate Bill 21, the Governor’s oil tax reduction bill.

March Issue 5 2013

With two weeks to go, Legislature gears up for final push

JUNEAU — The Legislature has a little more than two weeks to wrap up its 2013 session in Juneau.

March Issue 5 2013

Producers say Senate tax bill a big step, tweaks still needed

JUNEAU — Major North Slope producers say legislators are making big strides so far in making Alaska more competitive for new oil investment, but Senate Bill 21, which passed the Senate narrowly March 20, still needs some changes to make the state really attractive.

March Issue 5 2013

State commission starts planning Arctic future, influence

JUNEAU — The state legislature opened a new chapter in its efforts to prepare for its warmer future with the organizational meeting of the Alaska Arctic Policy Commission in Juneau on March 23.

Jewell nomination advances after agreement on King Cove March Issue 5 2013

Jewell nomination advances after agreement on King Cove

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate Energy Committee on March 21 endorsed President Barack Obama’s nomination of Sally Jewell to be Interior secretary, moving her nomination to the Senate floor for an expected vote next month.

March Issue 5 2013

DC circuit judge rejects Alaska challenge to roadless rule

Alaska’s challenge to the Clinton administration-era roadless rule in national forests was rejected March 25 by a federal judge, who said it came too late to be considered.

February Issue 4 2013

Murkowski meets with Interior nominee Jewell 

U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski said Wednesday she had a good meeting with President Barack Obama's nominee for Interior secretary a week after she threatened to slow the nomination process.