Archive of: Alaska Politics

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January Issue 4 2013

Senators express frustration on fisheries aid

Alaska's U.S. senators voted with the majority in supporting a $50.5 billion emergency relief package for victims of Superstorm Sandy.

January Issue 4 2013

Legislature to hire second consultant on oil, gas

A legislative panel has agreed to enter into a contract with a second consultant on oil and gas taxes.

January Issue 4 2013

Rep: Oil bill to be heard on parallel tracks

A co-chair of the House Resources Committee expects to take up the governor's oil tax bill in tandem with the Senate.

January Issue 4 2013

Timeline clarified for Susitna-Watana project studies

The Alaska Energy Authority and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission may have cleared a once muddied near-term timeline for the Susitna-Watana hydropower project.

January Issue 4 2013

Committee begins hearings on latest oil tax reform plan 


JUNEAU (AP) — Alaska’s revenue commissioner said Jan. 22 that he’s seen no evidence that tax credits to oil companies have led to increased production.

January Issue 4 2013

Study finds billion-dollar benefit to Medicaid expansion

Expansion of Alaska’s Medicaid program under the new federal Affordable Care Act would create $1 billion to $1.5 billion in new wages in the state between 2014 and 2019 from added jobs in health care and employment generated by new business activity, according to a study by Northern Economics Inc., an Anchorage-based consulting firm.

January Issue 4 2013

IG report: Major changes needed at Anchorage VA office

A recent Veterans Affairs Inspector General’s Office report recommends changes to the disability claims processing procedures at the Anchorage Veterans Affairs Regional Office.

January Issue 3 2013

Parnell plan would change cruise waste rules 


Gov. Sean Parnell is proposing changes to the way the state regulates wastewater from cruise ships — drawing criticism that his proposal would roll back provisions of a 2006 citizen initiative that required cruise ships to meet state water quality standards when dumping wastewater.

January Issue 3 2013

Egan reintroduces public employee retirement bill

An Alaska senator has reintroduced legislation that would give public employees the option of a traditional pension program.

January Issue 3 2013

Parnell sets new benchmarks for gas pipeline

Gov. Sean Parnell on Wednesday set new benchmarks for progress on a major natural gas pipeline project in Alaska and urged lawmakers to act this year on legislation to change the state's oil tax structure.