Archive of: Alaska Politics



State-led gasline scores low on credibility April Issue 4 2015

State-led gasline scores low on credibility

Two consultants to the state Legislature have warned that Gov. Bill Walker’s quest for an expanded state-led natural gas pipeline could undermine the larger industry-led gas project in which the state is also a partner.

April Issue 4 2015

Legislature narrowly rejects Ruffner for Board of Fisheries

Another Board of Fisheries nominee has fallen victim to the aggressive politics of the Cook Inlet fish wars.

April Issue 4 2015

Finance Committee defends cuts amid bleak budget

The budget crisis the state of Alaska is facing is not understood by the public, state Senate leaders said April 21. The state is facing budget deficits approaching $4 billion a year with the prospect that Alaska’s main cash reserves will be drained in two years.

April Issue 4 2015

Interior Energy Project bill caught up in education fight

Legislation to broaden the Alaska Industrial Development and Export Authority’s purview to complete the Interior Energy Project was caught in a stalemate over education funding early April 22.

April Issue 4 2015

Committee reverses some cuts to ferries