Archive of: Alaska Politics



Breaking News 2014

Group says it has signatures for oil tax vote

The group seeking to repeal an oil tax cut said Friday that it has enough signatures to get the proposal on next year's primary ballot.

Breaking News 2014

Parnell signs bill for residential housing at ANMC

Gov. Sean Parnell on Thursday signed a bill that authorizes $35 million in bonds to build a residential housing unit on the Anchorage campus of the Alaska Native Medical Center.

Breaking News 2014

Sullivan says he will run for lieutenant governor

Anchorage Mayor Dan Sullivan says he will seek the job of lieutenant governor.

Breaking News 2014

Treadwell files paperwork to run for Senate against Begich

Lt. Gov. Mead Treadwell says he has filed paperwork to run for the U.S. Senate seat now held by Democrat Sen. Mark Begich.

Breaking News 2014

Judge holding board to redistricting timeline

A state court judge on Tuesday ordered the Alaska Redistricting Board to stick to its proposed timeline for redrawing the state's political boundaries.

Breaking News 2014

BP announces $1B plan for North Slope work after tax reform

BP announced June 3 it is planning $1 billion in new investment and two drilling rigs to its Alaska North Slope fields over the next five years due to changes in the state’s oil tax policy signed into law recently by Gov. Sean Parnell.

Breaking News 2014

Judge calls on redistricting board to start work

A state court judge on Thursday said the Alaska Redistricting Board should immediately begin redrawing the state's political map.

December Issue 4 2013

Parnell cuts budget as prices drop

Gov. Sean Parnell revealed his $12.4 billion 2015 fiscal year state budget plan Dec. 12, which includes a $3 billion pension payment and significant cuts to spending.

December Issue 4 2013

AJOC EDITORIAL: Budget reflects Dems’ worst nightmare: reality

State Democrats should be thanking Gov. Sean Parnell after he released his proposal for the fiscal year 2015 budget.

December Issue 3 2013

State: Don’t blame revenue drop on SB 21

The oil tax law touted as guaranteeing Alaska a bigger slice of the profits pie when oil prices rise may well have boomeranged.