Archive of: Alaska Politics



May Issue 2 2015

Gridlock stiffens over budget

It seems inconceivable that a state government endowed with billions of dollars in liquid assets must develop contingency plans for state agencies running out of cash shortly after the new fiscal year begins July 1.

MSA reauthorization passed out of Resources Committee May Issue 2 2015

MSA reauthorization passed out of Resources Committee

Alaska U.S. Rep. Don Young’s bill to reauthorize and amend the Magnuson-Stevens Act was marked up and favorably reported to the U.S. House of Representatives by the House Natural Resources Committee on April 30. The bill, titled the “Strengthening Fishing Communities and Increasing Flexibility in Fisheries Management Act,” cleared the committee with 21-14 vote.

May Issue 1 2015

Legislature strips funds for gasline

After a session spent dueling with Gov. Bill Walker over his plan to spend $85 million in state funds to increase the size of a state-led natural gas pipeline, and Walker’s veto of a bill stopping him from spending the money, the Legislature may have gotten the final word.

May Issue 1 2015

Board of Fisheries seat open again after Ruffner rejection

Gov. Bill Walker has yet another appointment to make to a shorthanded Board of Fisheries, and this time the Legislature won’t be in the equation.

May Issue 1 2015

Capital budget slashed; IEP bill approved

May Issue 1 2015

AJOC EDITORIAL: A hot mess in Juneau