Archive of: Alaska Politics



March Issue 3 2013

Alaska Senate poised to begin debate on oil taxes 

The long-awaited debate on the dominant issue this legislative session — overhauling Alaska's oil tax structure — could finally begin on the Senate floor Wednesday, with majority leaders indicating they have the votes to pass the bill.

March Issue 3 2013

Ethics committee investigates Reps. Young, Andrews

The House Ethics Committee says it is forming special panels to investigate Reps. Don Young, of Alaska, and Rob Andrews of New Jersey.

March Issue 3 2013

All eyes on Senate ahead of expected oil tax vote

Both sides are ratcheting up the rhetoric on oil taxes ahead of this week's expected vote in the Alaska Senate.

March Issue 3 2013

House passes $9.8B state operating budget

The Alaska House passed a $9.8 billion state operating budget Thursday, following hours of debate.

March Issue 3 2013

Senate passes bill for LNG trucking project

The Senate has passed legislation meant to help advance efforts to bring gas to parts of Interior Alaska.

Senate committee works over its version of oil tax revamp March Issue 3 2013

Senate committee works over its version of oil tax revamp

A new version of a bill revamping the state’s oil production tax developed by the Senate Finance Committee in Juneau seems to hit the main targets of reducing the state tax on all oil to a range competitive with other producing regions, providing special incentives for new oil, and simplifying the tax, members of the committee say.

March Issue 3 2013

Platinum airport project moving quickly with CDQ assist

A collaborative effort between a Western Alaska fishing group and the State of Alaska is improving infrastructure and hopefully economic opportunity in the region.

March Issue 2 2013

Senate Finance Committee unveils oil tax rewrite

A key Senate panel on Tuesday proposed a rewrite of the governor's oil tax overhaul that a consultant said would make Alaska more competitive for investment dollars but critics see as giving too much to oil companies.

March Issue 2 2013

Legislators wrestle with complexity of oil tax reforms

JUNEAU — Legislators in Juneau are moving toward key decisions on changing the state’s oil and gas production taxes, the top priority for the 2013 legislative session aside from the budget.

March Issue 2 2013

BLM: Not trying to avoid well clean-up in Alaska

JUNEAU (AP) — The U.S. Bureau of Land Management is not trying to avoid cleaning up abandoned wells in the Alaska Arctic by having them declared historic preservation sites, an agency spokeswoman said March 5.