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Parnell pits record versus ‘risky’ rhetoric October Issue 4 2014

Parnell pits record versus ‘risky’ rhetoric

​Gov. Sean Parnell has a simple pitch on why Alaskans should reelect him for another four years: “Steady, stable and consistent,” he says, describing not only his policies, but his principles. As for the alternative, his opponent Bill Walker, “All I see is risk and uncertainty,” Parnell said in an Oct. 16 interview at the Journal office, citing what he characterized as Walker’s frequent changes in positions, particularly regarding the state budget and the ongoing effort to develop an LNG export project.

Walker skeptical of Exxon role on LNG October Issue 3 2014

Walker skeptical of Exxon role on LNG

Independent gubernatorial candidate Bill Walker says he supports the gas pipeline planning efforts now underway, although he is unhappy there is not more transparency about the deal and skeptical of ExxonMobil’s lead management role in the project. Walker, a longtime Republican who dropped his party affiliation and accepted former Democrat governor nominee Byron Mallott as his lieutenant governor running mate in his bid to unseat incumbent Gov. Sean Parnell, said he would reserve judgment on the final deal until he learns the details.

Wide coalition forms to oppose marijuana legalization October Issue 3 2014

Wide coalition forms to oppose marijuana legalization

Alaska employers should brace for problems if a ballot proposition legalizing marijuana sales and use is approved in the November state general election, critics of the measure say. Ballot Measure 2, legalizing marijuana, is virtual similar to a Colorado measure passed in 2012 that is now causing big problems in the state.

October Issue 2 2014

Board of Fisheries readies for annual work session

The Alaska Board of Fisheries will meet in Juneau Oct. 15 and 16 to discuss Southeast and Prince William Sound escapement goals and agenda change requests for the upcoming meeting cycle. The board is meeting for its annual work session, where it hears preliminary reports on escapement goals for each of the regions it will discuss as part of its regular meeting cycle for 2014-15.