The Alaska Industrial Development and Export Authority board approved $23.1 million in loans for the Interior Energy Project April 3 — money that will be used to build the first part of the complex natural gas supply chain for Fairbanks-area residents.
Cowboy humorist and vaudevillian Will Rogers was ahead of Jon Stewart by at least 70 years when he once said, “Everything is changing. People are taking the comedians seriously and the politicians as a joke.”
The heart of Alaska’s infrastructure is as close as it has ever been to adding a major artery. Who will cover the cost of the project is a decision now before the Legislature.
The full fallout from closing Flint Hills Resources North Pole oil refinery upcoming on June 1 might not be known until the peak paving season hits in late July.
In a March 14 letter to Sen. Mark Begich, Internal Revenue Service Commissioner John Koskinen offered refunds to Alaska air carriers that improperly applied disputed excise taxes meant for regular passenger service.