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Alaska's Young bashes federal regulations, 'antiquated' Senate - Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

Tue, 2017-10-17 21:45

Alaska's Young bashes federal regulations, 'antiquated' Senate
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
FAIRBANKS - Alaska Republican Congressman Don Young pushed for additional natural resource development and distance from the federal government in a heated speech to the Fairbanks Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday afternoon. “The American ...

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US buys Alaska from Russia, Oct. 18, 1867 - Politico

Tue, 2017-10-17 20:02

Politico

US buys Alaska from Russia, Oct. 18, 1867
Politico
In 1917, the third Alaska Territorial Legislature created Seward's Day to mark the handover. That year, territorial lawmakers also designated Oct. 18 as Alaska Day. Many streets throughout Alaska are named after Seward. A city on the Kenai Peninsula ...

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Alaska House plans to work in Juneau, Senate to split time with Anchorage - KTOO

Tue, 2017-10-17 13:45

KTOO

Alaska House plans to work in Juneau, Senate to split time with Anchorage
KTOO
Senate President Pete Kelly said after convening the session in Juneau, the Senate plans to hold hearings in Anchorage and return to Juneau when there's something to act on. The Alaska Legislature meets next week for its fourth special session this year.
Deputy attorney general says SB91 repeal would be 'dangerous'Alaska Public Radio Network
Alaska Senate to split session time in Juneau, AnchorageKFQD

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Bar wars hit stalemate as alcohol board deadlocks over distillery cocktails - Juneau Empire

Tue, 2017-10-17 12:53

Juneau Empire

Bar wars hit stalemate as alcohol board deadlocks over distillery cocktails
Juneau Empire
In 2014, the Alaska Legislature passed House Bill 309, which allows distilleries to operate tasting rooms and sell samples, just as breweries and wineries already did. HB 309 says in part: “a holder of a distillery license may sell not more than three ...

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Bar wars hit stalemate as alcohol board deadlocks over distillery cocktails - Juneau Empire

Tue, 2017-10-17 12:37

Bar wars hit stalemate as alcohol board deadlocks over distillery cocktails
Juneau Empire
In 2014, the Alaska Legislature passed House Bill 309, which allows distilleries to operate tasting rooms and sell samples, just as breweries and wineries already did. HB 309 says in part: “a holder of a distillery license may sell not more than three ...

State still seeking major LNG customer by year-end - Alaskajournal.com

Tue, 2017-10-17 11:40

State still seeking major LNG customer by year-end
Alaskajournal.com
The Alaska Gasline Development Corp. won't be asking for additional funding before the agency knows if it will build the roughly $40 billion Alaska LNG Project, corporation leaders told legislators Oct. 16. AGDC Board of Directors Chair Dave Cruz said ...

All about the D: How the dividend came to be - Anchorage Press

Tue, 2017-10-17 10:27

Anchorage Press

All about the D: How the dividend came to be
Anchorage Press
Hammond is widely credited with getting the dividend through the Legislature in 1980 and 1982, but he had earlier thought of a "citizen dividend" in the Bristol Bay Borough in the 1960s, as a way of redistributing fish tax revenues paid by nonresident ...

Deputy attorney general says SB91 repeal would be 'dangerous' - Alaska Public Radio Network

Tue, 2017-10-17 01:49

Alaska Public Radio Network

Deputy attorney general says SB91 repeal would be 'dangerous'
Alaska Public Radio Network
“A full repeal of SB 91 is dangerous,” Deputy Attorney General Robert Henderson said in a House Judiciary Committee meeting Monday at the Anchorage Legislative Information Office. Some Alaska lawmakers said they want to repeal last year's Senate Bill ...

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The Alaska gas line agency spends $3M a month. Lawmakers want more details about its future. - Alaska Dispatch News

Mon, 2017-10-16 19:11

Alaska Dispatch News

The Alaska gas line agency spends $3M a month. Lawmakers want more details about its future.
Alaska Dispatch News
The Alaska gas line agency in charge of the proposed natural gas pipeline megaproject is spending about $3 million a month and is not planning to ask the Legislature for more money in the next fiscal year, project officials said Monday in a tense ...

State corporation sets December deadline to find customers for Alaska's gas - Alaska Public Radio Network

Mon, 2017-10-16 17:58

Alaska Public Radio Network

State corporation sets December deadline to find customers for Alaska's gas
Alaska Public Radio Network
Sen. Natasha Von Imhof, R-Anchorage, questions representatives from the Alaska Gasline Development Corporation during a Senate Finance meeting focusing on the corporation's budget on Tuesday, February 14, 2017, in Juneau, Alaska. (Photo by ...

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The Latest: Speaker: Alaska House plans to work in Juneau - SFGate

Mon, 2017-10-16 12:03

The Latest: Speaker: Alaska House plans to work in Juneau
SFGate
The Alaska Legislature meets next week for its fourth special session this year, but lawmakers don't plan to spend all their time in Juneau. Senate President Pete Kelly says after convening the session in the capital city next Monday, the Senate plans ...

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The Latest: Speaker: Alaska House plans to work in Juneau - Miami Herald

Mon, 2017-10-16 11:58

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The Latest: Speaker: Alaska House plans to work in Juneau
Miami Herald
The Latest on Alaska's upcoming special legislative session (all times local):. 11:55 a.m.. The speaker of the Alaska House says the House plans to conduct its business in Juneau during the upcoming special legislative session. Speaker Bryce Edgmon ...
Alaska Senate to split session time in Juneau, AnchorageSFGate

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Lawmakers hold hearings Monday on pipeline, SB 91 rollback - Juneau Empire

Mon, 2017-10-16 06:07

Lawmakers hold hearings Monday on pipeline, SB 91 rollback
Juneau Empire
In a pair of hearings Monday, the Alaska Legislature will consider the past and the future. At 10 a.m., the House Judiciary Committee will hear invited testimony on Senate Bill 54, a measure that intends to roll back part of last year's criminal ...

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Alaska and the sanctity of a contract - Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

Mon, 2017-10-16 00:39

Alaska and the sanctity of a contract
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
The Alaska Railroad alone has a previous legislative authorization to issue up to $17 billion in tax-exempt revenue bonds for construction of the North Slope gas line that were never used.The economy and the state's bond rating, I believe, are at risk.

Kodiak will play a key role in innovating ways to produce biofuels from seaweeds - Alaska Dispatch News

Sun, 2017-10-15 15:11

Alaska Dispatch News

Kodiak will play a key role in innovating ways to produce biofuels from seaweeds
Alaska Dispatch News
She said the pending voter initiative will "fire up" action by Alaska policymakers in next year's legislative session, notably, those on the senate resources committee who she claims are "adamantly opposed" to any move that might curtail or cut taxes ...

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Bring back the Alaska income tax, raise fuel tax - Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

Sun, 2017-10-15 11:09

Bring back the Alaska income tax, raise fuel tax
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
The Legislature will meet Oct. 23 to consider adding revenue for the state of Alaska. Alaska is the only one of the 50 states that does not use its tax base. Instead, we have tried something new; we mail money out to all residents every year. We are ...

Fix the budget mess — now - Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

Sun, 2017-10-15 10:58

Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman

Fix the budget mess — now
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
News-Miner opinion: The first snows of the season have just fallen, and the Alaska Legislature will be convening in special session in eight days. It's absurd to think that it has been a full 10 months since our 60 lawmakers first gathered for the year ...
How the PFD came to beMat-Su Valley Frontiersman

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How the PFD came to be - Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman

Sun, 2017-10-15 08:57

Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman

How the PFD came to be
Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman
In actuality, the public, and the Legislature, were initially very cool to the dividend idea. Soon after the Permanent Fund was established in 1976, Alaska pollster Mike Rowan found more respondents were opposed to, than supportive of the idea of ...

SPECTRUM: Forget SB 54, the record-breaking 4th 'special' session could be criminal - Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman

Fri, 2017-10-13 15:26

Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman

SPECTRUM: Forget SB 54, the record-breaking 4th 'special' session could be criminal
Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman
Governor Walker's veto of half the PFD in 2016, and the inadequate appropriation of the PFD by the legislature this year, have done and will do significant economic damage to Alaska and Alaskan families. For the second year in a row, middle and lower ...

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Chris Hladick new pick for Region 10 EPA - Must Read Alaska (blog)

Fri, 2017-10-13 09:25

Must Read Alaska (blog)

Chris Hladick new pick for Region 10 EPA
Must Read Alaska (blog)
In 2011, Hladick was appointed by the Alaska State Legislature to the Alaska Arctic Policy Commission. He is also a member of the Alaska Municipal League and the Southwest Alaska Municipal Conference. Hladick was Unalaska city manager for 14 years.

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