Archive of: Alaska Politics



May Issue 2 2013

GUEST COMMENTARY: PR for SB 21 takes credit for moves made under ACES

Within a week after his $1 billion-plus oil revenue rollback passed, the governor, oil companies and their allies began to crank up their PR machine.

May Issue 1 2013

State estimates referendum costs at up to $2.5M

The state estimates it could cost up to $2.5 million to implement a repeal of Alaska's recently approved oil tax structure.

May Issue 1 2013

Murkowski pushes Izembek road with administration

An Alaska U.S. senator hopes that Obama administration officials will support a plan to put a road through a national wildlife refuge after taking trips to a rural village.

May Issue 1 2013

Parnell: Trip gave insight on oil expectations

Alaskans can "legitimately expect" billions of dollars more in new investment in the next few years under the tax changes recently approved by the state Legislature, Gov. Sean Parnell said.

May Issue 1 2013

Former Murkowski aide who served time now lobbyist

A former aide to Sen. Lisa Murkowski who served time in prison for falsifying his fishing records is now working as a lobbyist.

May Issue 1 2013

NMFS Alaska plans office closures to absorb sequester cuts

JUNEAU — The National Marine Fisheries Service is planning to completely close its offices around Alaska on selected days, rather than individually furloughing employees, in response to funding cuts imposed under the so-called “sequester” for the current federal fiscal year ending Sept. 30.

May Issue 1 2013

Parnell trip to Norway, Scotland focuses on oil, gas issues

Gov. Sean Parnell is wrapping up a trip to Europe that focused on gauging the impact of tax changes on oil and gas operations in the North Sea region.

April Issue 4 2013

Alaska Supreme Court clarifies decision

Alaska's highest court says the first step in the redistricting process is to draw political boundaries based on state constitutional requirements.

April Issue 4 2013

Southeast officials disagree about Juneau access

Officials from Haines, Skagway and Juneau met to discuss regional cooperation but spent much of the three-hour session disagreeing about extending a road north from Alaska's capital.

April Issue 4 2013

Oil tax referendum can continue forward

An effort to let voters decide whether to keep or repeal an oil tax cut can move forward, after Lt. Gov. Mead Treadwell approved a referendum application Thursday.