Archive of: Alaska Politics

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March Issue 2 2013

State House passes Gov. Parnell’s permit streamlining bill 


JUNEAU — The Alaska House has passed a measure that critics say could hurt public participation in state permitting decisions.

March Issue 1 2013

State House passes Parnell's permitting bill 


The Alaska House has passed a measure that critics say could hurt public participation in state permitting decisions.

March Issue 1 2013

US Sen. Begich calls out administration, lawmakers 


U.S. Sen. Mark Begich on Monday called on the Parnell administration and state lawmakers to make strong commitments to education, give greater support for children's health insurance and eliminate any obstacles to voting.

March Issue 1 2013

Lawsuit challenges Alaska petroleum reserve access 


An Army Corps of Engineers permit granting ConocoPhillips access to leases within the National Petroleum Reserve- Alaska has been challenged in federal court by seven residents of Nuiqsut, the only village within the reserve.

March Issue 1 2013

Alaska villagers meet with Salazar on refuge road

Residents of a remote Alaska Peninsula community met with Interior Secretary Ken Salazar on Thursday to urge him to allow a road through a national wildlife refuge, arguing that the one-lane gravel road would serve as a much-needed emergency route.

March Issue 1 2013

Parnell opposed to Medicaid expansion now

Alaska Gov. Sean Parnell said Thursday he is opposed to expanding Medicaid in the state, given what he knows about the federal budget.

March Issue 1 2013

Alaska’s senators try again on Sealaska land legislation

Senators Mark Begich and Lisa Murkowski introduced co-sponsored legislation Feb. 26 designed to spur Southeast Alaska’s timber industry.

March Issue 1 2013

Senate Resources proposes new oil and gas tax changes

The Senate Resources Committee is expected to send its version of a bill changing the state’s oil and gas tax law on to the Senate Finance Committee Feb. 27, the committee’s chair, Sen. Cathy Giessel, R-Anch., said in a briefing by Senate leaders.

March Issue 1 2013

Corporate tax relief bill held in Senate Rules committee

Both the House and Senate have been working on legislation regarding corporate income taxes.