Archive of: Alaska Politics

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February Issue 4 2013

Murkowski meets with Interior nominee Jewell 


U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski said Wednesday she had a good meeting with President Barack Obama's nominee for Interior secretary a week after she threatened to slow the nomination process.

February Issue 4 2013

Legislative leaders raise labor cost concerns 


Legislative leaders are urging Alaska Gov. Sean Parnell to negotiate no raises in union labor contracts amid concerns about state budget costs.

February Issue 4 2013

House panel discusses voter ID bill

Lawmakers have begun deliberations on a bill that would require voters to present photo identification when casting their ballots, but one critic said the geography and ethnic makeup of the state would likely make the law unconstitutional if passed.

Parnell bill to streamline permitting moving in Juneau February Issue 4 2013

Parnell bill to streamline permitting moving in Juneau

JUNEAU — Gov. Sean Parnell’s bill to streamline state permitting procedures is moving rapidly through legislative committees in Juneau.

February Issue 4 2013

Governor’s priority bills advance in House, Senate

JUNEAU — The Legislature is past the one-third mark of the 90-day 2013 session.

Vic Fischer shares insights on Alaska past and present February Issue 4 2013

Vic Fischer shares insights on Alaska past and present

As Juneau plans to celebrate the 100th birthday of the Alaska Legislature, former state Sen. Vic Fischer has a wish:

February Issue 4 2013

Alaska Senate passes cruise ship bill by wide margin

JUNEAU (AP) — A bill that would change how Alaska regulates cruise ship wastewater is on its way to the governor’s desk.

February Issue 4 2013

Smaller companies testify on Parnell’s tax plan

JUNEAU (AP) — Independent oil companies offered a mixed assessment Monday of Gov. Sean Parnell’s proposed oil tax overhaul, saying it is a good start but needs additional work.

February Issue 3 2013

Smaller companies testify on Parnell's tax plan

Independent oil companies offered a mixed assessment Monday of Gov. Sean Parnell's proposed oil tax overhaul, saying it is a good start but needs additional work.