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April Issue 1 2013

House committee works late altering oil tax reform bill

The House Resources Committee labored into the night April 2, hoping to finish its work on Senate Bill 21, the legislation changing state oil and gas production taxes that passed the Senate two weeks ago.

April Issue 1 2013

CFEC responds to scrutiny of scallop limited entry program

April Issue 1 2013

COMMENTARY: Legislature must protect Alaska’s most valuable resource

On the door of a kindergarten classroom in Juneau, I saw a sign that read “Graduating Class of 2025.” What will 2025 be like? I don’t know. But as a school board member, I consider it a sacred public trust to prepare our kids for it.

April Issue 1 2013

Race on to complete key bills as April 15 adjournment nears

The 2013 state legislative session is in its last week-and-a-half, with adjournment set for April 15. The state budget is the most important item of business for legislators, and House Speaker Mike Chenault and Senate President Charlie Huggins appointed conferees to the House-Senate conference committee April 2 for the state operating budget, in House Bill 65.

April Issue 1 2013

In-state pipeline faces time crunch for passage

Backers of an in-state pipeline are in a race for time to get a bill now passed by the state House through the Senate by the Legislature’s April 15 adjournment.

March Issue 4 2013

Senate panel slated to take up budget amendments

The Senate Finance Committee is expected to continue work this week on a proposed $9.9-billion state operating budget.

March Issue 4 2013

City of Valdez plans big campaign against gas line

The city of Valdez plans to spend up to $900,000 to try to defeat a bill aimed at advancing an in-state natural gas pipeline project.

March Issue 4 2013

Uncertainty remains on tax change effects

The oil tax bill now moving in the Legislature puts Alaska in the middle of the pack of oil producing regions in terms of “government take” of net profits and should bring new industry investment quickly, consultants to the Legislature say.

March Issue 4 2013

Three weeks to go, Legislature chugs ahead with agenda

With about three weeks to go in its 2013 session, the Legislature is chugging along through an agenda of business-related bills.

March Issue 4 2013

AJOC EDITORIAL: Cantwell letter to SEC latest nonsense over Pebble

Thanks to Sen. Maria Cantwell, the federal budget put forth by Sen. Patty Murray wasn’t the dopiest thing to come out of the Washington delegation last week.