Archive of: Alaska Politics



April Issue 2 2014

AGDC appointments bill moves forward

JUNEAU — The House Rules Committee on April 8 advanced legislation that would allow out-of-state residents to serve on the board of directors of the Alaska Gasline Development Corp.

April Issue 2 2014

Fisheries bills on the move as session enters closing days

As the Alaska Legislature enters its final stretch, work on fisheries issues continues.

Flurry of medevacs stokes road battle April Issue 1 2014

Flurry of medevacs stokes road battle

When it comes to a road for King Cove, Sen. Lisa Murkowski has held true to her word and has not let the issue die.

Tongass exemption reinstated; FWS moves to list wolves April Issue 1 2014

Tongass exemption reinstated; FWS moves to list wolves

A federal appeals court overturned a lower court ruling that denied exempting the Tongass National Forest from the controversial “Roadless Rule” on March 26.

April Issue 1 2014

AJOC EDITORIAL: Gambling with lives in the name of green gospel

Cowboy humorist and vaudevillian Will Rogers was ahead of Jon Stewart by at least 70 years when he once said, “Everything is changing. People are taking the comedians seriously and the politicians as a joke.”

April Issue 1 2014

Chenault moves to allow nonresidents on AGDC board

JUNEAU (AP) — House Speaker Mike Chenault on March 31 said he plans to propose allowing out-of-state residents to serve on the board of directors of a corporation that could play a key role in a major liquefied natural gas project in Alaska.

April Issue 1 2014

Former official recommends scrutiny for TransCanada role

JUNEAU — A former state revenue economist has recommended state legislators take more time with a proposal to partner with TransCanada Corp. as part of a deal for state financial participation in a large natural gas project.

April Issue 1 2014

Legislature hits homestretch with major bills pending

JUNEAU — The Legislature has entered the home stretch on its 2013 session, with a little over two weeks to go. Major legislation is moving but a lot of important bills are already being left on the sideline.

March Issue 5 2014

Ordinance shot down for superseding state

The “Save Our Salmon” initiative billed as a way to stop Pebble mine was struck down March 19 in state Superior Court when Judge John Suddock ruled the Lake and Peninsula Borough ordinance unconstitutionally preempts state control over natural resources management.

March Issue 5 2014

State: Pain meds contributing to workers’ comp costs

State officials and legislators are increasingly concerned with the over-prescription of opiates and other controlled substances for pain management in the workers’ compensation program.