Archive of: Alaska Politics



GUEST COMMENTARY: Stop Roadless Area plan, return to multiple use in Tongass November Issue 3 2013

GUEST COMMENTARY: Stop Roadless Area plan, return to multiple use in Tongass

The Clinton Administration imposed the Roadless Rule on the Tongass in 2001.

November Issue 3 2013

Medicaid expansion endorsed; Enroll Alaska resumes sign-ups

The heat is building on Gov. Sean Parnell over the his pending decision to expand or not to expand Alaska Medicaid under terms of the federal Affordable Care Act.

November Issue 3 2013

‘Vote no on 1’ group forms to oppose repeal of oil tax reform

A group of Alaskans has formed to oppose the repeal of a bill reducing state oil taxes. The “Vote No on 1” campaign was announced Nov. 12 by Alaska business and labor leaders to fight a ballot measure that would appear on the August 2014 primary election ballot asking voters to repeal Senate Bill 21, which was passed by the Legislature in April.

November Issue 2 2013

Board wants more done to address $12B pension shortfall

The board that oversees the assets of the state’s retirement system wants officials to do more to address Alaska’s $12 billion unfunded pension liability.

November Issue 1 2013

EDITORIAL: AFN brings strong opinions

The 2013 Alaska Federation of Natives Convention was a time not just to have fun, visit and learn.

October Issue 3 2013

Mallott launches bid for gov; Fleener teams with Walker

Byron Mallott sees running for governor, in a way, as part of his journey as an Alaskan.

Former AG, DNR commissioner Sullivan enters Senate race October Issue 3 2013

Former AG, DNR commissioner Sullivan enters Senate race

Former Natural Resources Commissioner and state Attorney General Dan Sullivan ended months of speculation Oct. 15, officially announcing his bid for U.S. Senate.

October Issue 3 2013

Sealaska land bill awaits congressional votes

The Sealaska land selection legislation was inching towards votes in the House and Senate, but now must wait for congressional action on pressing budget and health care issues.

October Issue 2 2013

State, small businesses weigh in on health care strategies

While the battle over the Affordable Care Act had the federal government shut down, health care industry experts and affected groups gathered in Anchorage Oct. 4 to the future of discuss health care in Alaska.