Archive of: Alaska Politics



Leaders want Parnell to ‘hold the line’ in ferry union talks March Issue 3 2014

Leaders want Parnell to ‘hold the line’ in ferry union talks

JUNEAU — State legislative leaders have called on Gov. Sean Parnell to “hold the line” in contract talks with the Alaska Marine Highway System’s unions.

Senators air concerns, potential as gas bill moves March Issue 2 2014

Senators air concerns, potential as gas bill moves

With the 2013 legislative session about half over, the Senate Finance Committee continues to plow through Gov. Sean Parnell’s proposal for the state to partner in a large North Slope gas project.

March Issue 2 2014

House Finance Committee proposes $9.1B operating budget

JUNEAU — The House Finance Committee on March 3 proposed a $9.1 billion state operating budget, about $1.3 billion less than the authorized level of spending at the start of the current fiscal year.

Cash calls outlined for LNG ownership March Issue 1 2014

Cash calls outlined for LNG ownership

Partnering with industry on a major gas pipeline and natural gas liquefaction plant will expose the state to multi-billion-dollar cash calls from 2019 through 2024 while the project is in construction.

March Issue 1 2014

State Democrats unveil another oil tax plan

Minority Democrats in the Legislature unveiled their vision of an oil tax system should voters this summer roll back the tax structure lawmakers approved last year.

March Issue 1 2014

Health providers to finally receive contract cost funding

Alaska’s Tribal health care providers had good news in February.

March Issue 1 2014

Self-employed fishers prepare for ACA mandate

As the March 31 deadline for the individual insurance mandate under the Affordable Care Act nears, Alaska’s fishers are still navigating the changes.

March Issue 1 2014

AJOC EDITORIAL: Dems hooked on OPM — Other People’s Money

Democrats, whether at the state or national level, have a problem: they are addicted to OPM, otherwise known as Other People’s Money.

March Issue 1 2014

EDITORIAL: Mayors make a good case for a seat in property tax talks

Property taxes are the underpinning of the operation of the Fairbanks North Star Borough and other local governments.

March Issue 1 2014

Assembly approves CH2M Hill for Anchorage port mgmt.

After delaying it twice and holding a special meeting the Anchorage Assembly voted Feb. 25 to approve CH2M Hill’s bid for construction management services at the Port of Anchorage.