Archive of: Alaska Politics



February Issue 2 2014

Forecasted gov’t spending cuts could slow state economy

Alaska’s economic outlook for 2014 is tempered versus recent years, largely due to cuts in government spending according to state economists.

February Issue 2 2014

Arctic Commission delivers first report to Legislature

Sen. Lesil McGuire said she wants 2014 to be the “year of the Arctic” across Alaska during a meeting with other legislators Feb. 4.

February Issue 1 2014

Legislature digs into gas, education, budgets

JUNEAU — Legislators buckled down to work in Juneau as the 2014 session entered its second week.

Local fishing organizations gear up for Cook Inlet meeting February Issue 1 2014

Local fishing organizations gear up for Cook Inlet meeting

KENAI — With more than 230 regulatory proposals, some several pages worth of suggested changes to the Cook Inlet finfish fisheries, nearly 500 written comments and several hundred pages of Alaska Department of Fish and Game opinions and reports, the seven members of the Alaska Board of Fisheries will have their work cut out for them in the coming two weeks.

February Issue 1 2014

Consultants say world market favors Alaska gas project

JUNEAU — Alaska is well positioned to benefit from the world energy market outlook in the coming decades and can potentially fashion whatever natural gas business package best suits its needs, the legislature’s half-million dollar consulting duo said at a Jan. 28 briefing.

January Issue 4 2014

Terms for Alaska LNG project go before state lawmakers

More details are becoming available on the agreement signed by officials of Gov. Sean Parnell’s administration with the North Slope producers and TransCanada Corp. on the proposed large natural gas pipeline and liquefied natural gas export project.

Kerttula leaves Legislature for Stanford ocean fellowship January Issue 4 2014

Kerttula leaves Legislature for Stanford ocean fellowship

JUNEAU — Juneau Democratic Rep. Beth Kerttula, the House Minority Leader, announced her immediate resignation from the Alaska Legislature to accept a position as visiting fellow at the Center for Ocean Solutions at her alma mater Stanford University.

January Issue 4 2014

AJOC EDITORIAL: Alaska LNG, Pebble and the Cook Inlet fish wars

With so much happening over the past couple weeks it’s time to clean out the editorial notebook.

January Issue 4 2014

Arctic issues will be hot topic as Legislature convenes

The Arctic will be a hot topic in the months ahead for state legislators.

January Issue 4 2014

Begich against Pebble, Murkowski wants state to decide

JUNEAU (AP) — U.S. Sen. Mark Begich has come out against the proposed Pebble Mine, calling the massive gold-and-copper project “the wrong mine in the wrong place for Alaska.”