Archive of: Alaska Politics

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Compromise splits school funding increase May Issue 3 2014

Compromise splits school funding increase

Disagreements over school funding brought the Legislature to a boil in its closing hours and extended the session by five days beyond its normal 90-day adjournment deadline.

May Issue 2 2014

ISER backs Revenue on tax impact

Scott Goldsmith, the University of Alaska’s venerated senior economist, has stepped into the political snake pit of the oil tax repeal debate.

May Issue 2 2014

IG to investigate EPA Bristol Bay process; Pebble blasts assessment

The Office of Inspector General for the Environmental Protection Agency asked EPA Region 10 officials for a list of names, documents, dates and spending associated with developing the Bristol Bay watershed assessment when it notified the office May 2 that a review of the assessment process would be conducted at the request of Pebble Limited Partnership and members of Congress.

More IHS settlements announced with Tribal providers May Issue 2 2014

More IHS settlements announced with Tribal providers

With state role in LNG approved, special session likely May Issue 1 2014

With state role in LNG approved, special session likely

With the Legislature’s approval, at least in concept, for state participation in a large North Slope gas pipeline and natural gas liquefaction project, state officials are now working to execute the agreements for work on pre-Front End Engineering and Design for the giant project.