The State of Alaska has approved a project plan amendment to allow TransCanada to shift its focus from a gasline to Alberta to a large-diameter line from the North Slope to Alaska tidewater.
Gov. Sean Parnell has chosen a former legislative aide to the late-Rep. Carl Gatto to serve the remainder of Gatto's term.
The Alaska House resignedly adjourned Monday, mirroring the Senate's action last week and marking the end of a tumultuous special session that seemed doomed from the start.
The Alaska state Senate adjourned from special session Thursday after the governor pulled a seemingly stalled oil tax plan off the agenda.
JUNEAU (AP) — A bill to help Alaskans deal with high energy costs failed during the regular session, but a Nome senator is raising the possibility of reviving the proposed energy voucher program.
The operating budget passed April 15 by the state Legislature includes $20 million in spending to fund three new loan pools designed to benefit local fishing economies in Alaska.
The University of Alaska has been on a mission to increase its engineering students for several years now. That mission got a big push in the final hours of the legislative session, when the House passed the Senate’s capital budget that include more than $100 million for new engineering buildings at two campuses.
JUNEAU — It was a wild ride on the last day of the 2012 legislative session, and now Gov. Sean Parnell has called lawmakers back to take care of unfinished business: changes to the state’s oil and gas production tax.
Gov. Sean Parnell on Wednesday pulled oil taxes off the Legislature's special session call, saying the Senate "appears incapable of passing comprehensive oil tax reform."
A bill to help Alaskans deal with high energy costs failed during the regular session, but a Nome senator is raising the possibility of reviving the proposed energy voucher program.