Archive of: Alaska Politics

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Alaska Democratic Party slams Holmes for switch January Issue 3 2013

Alaska Democratic Party slams Holmes for switch

The Alaska Democratic Party slammed state Rep. Lindsey Holmes for switching her party affiliation to Republican.

January Issue 3 2013

No recommendations for ANCSA disclosures in latest GAO report

A federal report has officials representing Alaska’s Native corporations defending their financial reporting practices.

January Issue 2 2013

Obama unveils $500 million gun violence package

President Barack Obama is announcing a $500 million package of executive actions and legislative proposals aimed at reducing gun violence a month after a mass shooting in Connecticut killed 20 elementary school children.

January Issue 2 2013

NE, Alaska, Gulf fishermen shut out of House disaster aid bill

The U.S. House of Representatives has shut out fishermen from New England, the Gulf of Mexico and Alaska from any emergency aid in its pending disaster relief bill.

January Issue 2 2013

5 things to know about the Alaska Legislature

The Alaska Legislature is opening a new session, with leadership changes in the Senate and a slate of weighty issues to consider.

January Issue 2 2013

GUEST COMMENTARY: Balance must be restored to Alaska’s oil tax system

Oil production is the cornerstone of Alaska’s economic foundation and an engine of opportunity for Alaskans. As Commissioners of the Departments of Natural Resources and Revenue, we are charged with managing Alaska’s resources, finances and oil wealth for the maximum benefit of current and future Alaskans.

January Issue 2 2013

Alaska Democratic Party slams Holmes for switch 


The Alaska Democratic Party slammed state Rep. Lindsey Holmes for switching her party affiliation to Republican.

January Issue 2 2013

Bill would let teachers carry guns in Alaska

An Anchorage lawmaker is proposing legislation to allow school employees to carry guns on school grounds "for defensive use."

January Issue 2 2013

Fresh faces, energy in Juneau as session opens

A new Legislature convenes in Juneau Jan. 15 bringing fresh faces and energy to tackle old problems, nagging issues like oil taxes and, with oil production declining, restraining the growth of spending.

January Issue 2 2013

Fitch Ratings upgrades State of Alaska bonds to AAA

The State of Alaska’s bond rating has been upgraded to AAA, the highest grade, by Fitch Ratings.