Archive of: Alaska Politics



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.

January Issue 3 2014

Legislators briefed on lawsuit challenging state salmon management

A joint House and Senate finance subcommittee met Jan. 14 to hear a report on a lawsuit filed against the National Marine Fisheries Service by two Cook Inlet commercial fishing entities.

January Issue 2 2014

Spending in focus as revenue dips

If Sen. Hollis French has his way, the convening of the Legislature Jan. 21 will be day one of the campaign to repeal the oil tax reform bill that passed last year.

Breaking News 2014

House approves workers’ comp changes

A bill revamping how medical costs under the Alaska workers’ compensation program are calculated passed the state House Wednesday.