The Senate Finance Committee is expected to continue work this week on a proposed $9.9-billion state operating budget.
The city of Valdez plans to spend up to $900,000 to try to defeat a bill aimed at advancing an in-state natural gas pipeline project.
The oil tax bill now moving in the Legislature puts Alaska in the middle of the pack of oil producing regions in terms of “government take” of net profits and should bring new industry investment quickly, consultants to the Legislature say.
With about three weeks to go in its 2013 session, the Legislature is chugging along through an agenda of business-related bills.
Thanks to Sen. Maria Cantwell, the federal budget put forth by Sen. Patty Murray wasn’t the dopiest thing to come out of the Washington delegation last week.
University of Alaska Fairbanks and UA Anchorage will both break ground on new engineering buildings on their campuses very soon thanks to the initial investment made by the legislature.
Alaska pilots who contract with the U.S. Department of the Interior can expect a new payment procedure this spring — one that will hopefully work.
State senators in Juneau narrowly approved a major rewrite of Alaska's oil tax law, passing Senate Bill 21 in a late-evening session Wednesday by a vote of 11-9.
The long-awaited debate on the dominant issue this legislative session — overhauling Alaska's oil tax structure — could finally begin on the Senate floor Wednesday, with majority leaders indicating they have the votes to pass the bill.
The House Ethics Committee says it is forming special panels to investigate Reps. Don Young, of Alaska, and Rob Andrews of New Jersey.