Archive of: Alaska Politics

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April Issue 4 2015

Interior Energy Project bill caught up in education fight

Legislation to broaden the Alaska Industrial Development and Export Authority’s purview to complete the Interior Energy Project was caught in a stalemate over education funding early April 22.

April Issue 4 2015

Committee reverses some cuts to ferries

Cuts may displace thousands of tourists April Issue 3 2015

Cuts may displace thousands of tourists

The full impact of proposed ferry system budget cuts could go well beyond the initial service cuts, according to state Transportation officials.

April Issue 3 2015

Medicaid fight expands as session nears end

JUNEAU — Medicaid has quickly become one of the explosive issues of the 2015 legislative session. For several weeks House and Senate committees have been grinding through details of ways the program can be reformed to reduce costs.

April Issue 3 2015

Walker outlines gas pipeline plans in letter to lawmakers

JUNEAU — Gov. Bill Walker says he can do the engineering for a scale-up for a state-led natural gas pipeline for $85 million and have the work done within a year. That’s in time to have it ready in case the state’s industry partners in the larger Alaska LNG Project decided not to proceed to final engineering in 2016.

April Issue 3 2015

Interior Energy Project progress muddled in Legislature

The Interior Energy Project briefly took center stage in the state House when an Anchorage legislator’s proposals raised the ire of Interior leadership.