Archive of: Alaska Politics



February Issue 1 2014

Consultants say world market favors Alaska gas project

JUNEAU — Alaska is well positioned to benefit from the world energy market outlook in the coming decades and can potentially fashion whatever natural gas business package best suits its needs, the legislature’s half-million dollar consulting duo said at a Jan. 28 briefing.

January Issue 4 2014

Terms for Alaska LNG project go before state lawmakers

More details are becoming available on the agreement signed by officials of Gov. Sean Parnell’s administration with the North Slope producers and TransCanada Corp. on the proposed large natural gas pipeline and liquefied natural gas export project.

Kerttula leaves Legislature for Stanford ocean fellowship January Issue 4 2014

Kerttula leaves Legislature for Stanford ocean fellowship

JUNEAU — Juneau Democratic Rep. Beth Kerttula, the House Minority Leader, announced her immediate resignation from the Alaska Legislature to accept a position as visiting fellow at the Center for Ocean Solutions at her alma mater Stanford University.

January Issue 4 2014

AJOC EDITORIAL: Alaska LNG, Pebble and the Cook Inlet fish wars

With so much happening over the past couple weeks it’s time to clean out the editorial notebook.

January Issue 4 2014

Arctic issues will be hot topic as Legislature convenes

The Arctic will be a hot topic in the months ahead for state legislators.

January Issue 4 2014

Begich against Pebble, Murkowski wants state to decide

JUNEAU (AP) — U.S. Sen. Mark Begich has come out against the proposed Pebble Mine, calling the massive gold-and-copper project “the wrong mine in the wrong place for Alaska.”

January Issue 3 2014

EDITORIAL: AGIA is buried, but the pipeline dream lives on

The Alaska Gasline Inducement Act is dead, six years, 10 months and 14 days after the publication of this column by then-Gov. Sarah Palin, who put forward the act three months after taking office:

January Issue 3 2014

Lt. Gov.: Hearings not needed on tax repeal

JUNEAU (AP) — The lieutenant governor’s office is not planning public hearings on a referendum to repeal Alaska’s new oil tax because such measures do not fall under a law requiring hearings for ballot initiatives, his spokeswoman said.

January Issue 3 2014

Fish funding, bills await Legislature as session convenes

The Alaska State Legislature will be tasked with discussing several fisheries issues when it resumes its work in Juneau Jan. 21.

January Issue 3 2014

Scallop regs OK’d; increase to rockfish bag limit rejected

KODIAK — With a unanimous vote, the Alaska Board of Fish has taken a step toward fixing a fisheries problem caused by the Alaska Legislature.