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