Monthly Archives: January 2010

Alternatives to Scholarship Requirements

By Dave Donaldson

One of the top items on the governor’s agenda for this year is his merit-based scholarship plan — rewarding students who meet the standards by paying all or part of their university tuition.   Continue reading

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Parnell’s State of State

By Dave Donaldson

Governor Parnell last night (Wednesday) delivered his first state of the state address to a joint session of the House and Senate — telling lawmakers the direction in which he wants to take Alaska.  Continue reading

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Governor To Set Out AgendaTonight

By Dave Donaldson
Governor Parnell will make his first State of the State speech tonight (Wednesday) to a joint session of the House and Senate,  where he will show the direction he wants to take the state in the coming year.    Continue reading

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Session Gets Underway

By Dave Donaldson

Day One of this year’s ninety day legislative session (Tuesday) passed quietly,  mostly with ceremony and formalities that have to be dealt with.   Presiding officers read new legislation into the record and made committee reassignments as members prepared for a reception this evening at the governor’s house.  Continue reading

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Energy is Top of Legislative Agenda

By Dave Donaldson

The legislature goes into its annual session tomorrow (Tuesday) with a major focus on energy-related issues.  Fuel development and supply,  as well as taxes,  are at the top of  the agenda for both parties … although how much gets to the governor’s desk is still up in the air.  Continue reading

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Bethel Sees Gas in Its Future

By Dave Donaldson

A potential project that would determine the feasibility of putting gas into utilities, homes and businesses throughout rural Alaska is beginning to be circulated at the capitol this year.   Continue reading

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Feds Declare Fishing Disaster

By Dave Donaldson

U-S Commerce Secretary Gary Locke today (Friday) formally recognized last year’s fishing disaster in Western Alaska.   Continue reading

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