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  • JUNEAU -- The Alaska House has passed a measure critics say could hurt public participation in state permitting decisions. The 23-14 vote Monday followed debate on water rights and whether to amend the bill to allow Native entities to apply for water reservations, along with federal or state agencie...

    Fri, 03/08/2013 - 12:50pm
  • JUNEAU, -- A bill that would change how Alaska regulates cruise ship wastewater is on its way to the governor's desk.The state Senate passed HB80 Tuesday, 15-5, following lengthy debate over whether Alaska waters and fisheries would be adequately protected. The vote had been pushed to Tuesday after ...

    Mon, 02/25/2013 - 1:47pm
  • JUNEAU -- Independent oil companies offered a mixed assessment Monday of Gov. Sean Parnell's proposed oil tax overhaul, saying it is a good start but needs additional work.Both the House and Senate resources committees took testimony from several of the smaller companies that are either exploring fo...

    Mon, 02/25/2013 - 1:24pm
  • JUNEAU -- Independent oil companies offered a mixed assessment Monday of Gov. Sean Parnell's proposed oil tax overhaul, saying it is a good start but needs additional work.Both the House and Senate resources committees took testimony from several of the smaller companies that are either exploring fo...

    Fri, 02/22/2013 - 1:53pm
  • JUNEAU — Minority Democrats in the Alaska House and Senate on Monday introduced their own plan for increasing oil production in the state, calling it their alternative to Gov. Sean Parnell’s oil tax “giveaway.”Both the governor’s and Democrats’ plans are aimed at new production but take ...

    Mon, 02/18/2013 - 4:13pm
  • JUNEAU — State officials are looking at ways to lower the growth of Alaska’s health care costs, including an alternate retiree plan and developing an employee wellness program.The path the state is on isn’t sustainable, Administration Commissioner Becky Hultberg and Health Commissioner Bill St...

    Mon, 02/18/2013 - 2:46pm
  • JUNEAU — Gov. Sean Parnell is proposing an overhaul of Alaska’s oil tax structure, saying his new plan is simpler and aimed at making the state more competitive while encouraging new production. The proposal, which was expected to be announced Wednesday, scraps the progressive ...

    Thu, 01/24/2013 - 2:08pm
  • JUNEAU — Alaska would face a budget deficit of $920 million if spending for next year matched that of the current year, a report released Monday states. The Legislative Finance Division report offers a sobering look at the state’s fiscal situation amid declining oil production ...

    Thu, 01/24/2013 - 2:08pm
  • By    JUNEAU — A federal appeals court panel has halted work on a railroad extension project in southcentral Alaska, pending a full hearing on the case. Monday's decision is a win for conservationists, who argued that they — and the natural environment — would su...

    Thu, 10/04/2012 - 1:56pm

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