Monthly Archives: November 2009

Fixing that Broken Stuff

Governor Parnell says Alaska needs to spend more time – and money – taking care of what it’s got.

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Walker: Opt Out of AGIA

Republican Bill Walker today (Wednesday) staked out his turf in next year’s race for the governor’s office – he wants to put a stop to the current state-sanctioned gas line development project, known as AGIA. Continue reading

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Taking Care of Vets

Senator Mark Begich today (Monday) followed up on his criticism of opponents to a bill expanding health care benefits for veterans who served during the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Continue reading

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Close to Agreement on Vets’ Meds

The Pioneer Homes, the state’s assisted living facilities, and the Veterans’ Administration are close to a permanent agreement that will provide free prescription  medicine to veterans who live in the facilities.

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AGIA Is Meeting Expectations … and more

The Parnell administration says the state’s gasline project is working as well as – or better than – intended.   A report sent to legislators over the weekend and made public this morning (Tuesday) says the working relationship between the state licensee, TransCanada,  and Exxon-Mobil has had a positive effect on the development of a plan that will go out to possible shippers in May.

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Stimulus Money Saves Education Jobs

The U-S Department of Education today reported that the $67- Billion in federal stimulus  money it has spent so far saved or created some four hundred thousand jobs – nationally.

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Fuel is On The Way

The Parnell administration is continuing its push to make certain that there is enough fuel available for rural Alaska this year.  The most recent Fuel Watch report by the Division of Community and Regional Affairs show that all but twenty four of the six hundred six buyers of bulk fuel have made arrangement to have an adequate supply for the winter months.

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