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March Issue 4 2015

Northrim leads 11% growth for state banks

Alaska’s banks had a healthy 2014 in spite of the nervousness over falling oil prices, spurred by increased consumer market confidence and commercial construction.

Budget battle on as deficit defies cuts March Issue 4 2015

Budget battle on as deficit defies cuts

Does Alaska have a revenue problem or a spending problem?

March Issue 4 2015

AGDC board adopts ‘to-do’ list for Walker’s state-led pipeline

There may still be uncertainties about Gov. Bill Walker’s expectations for a larger state-led gas pipeline, but the board of the Alaska Gasline Development Corp. has adopted a cautious, step-by-step strategy for investigating an expanded project.

Walker introduces legislation to expand Medicaid March Issue 4 2015

Walker introduces legislation to expand Medicaid

Bowing to legislators’ requests, Gov. Bill Walker introduced legislation March 17 setting out a broad framework for reform of the state-managed Medicaid program and also expanding the program to provide health coverage to an estimated 40,000 uninsured Alaskans.

Key decisions due at end of March for Shell March Issue 4 2015

Key decisions due at end of March for Shell

A key federal decision is shaping up for Shell at the end of this month.