Monthly Archives: February 2010

Young Asks for More Information on Land Up for Federal Protection

By Libby Casey

Alaska Congressman Don Young has signed on to a letter with other House Republicans demanding more information about a leaked Interior Department report.  Continue reading

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New Gas Tax On the Way

By Dave Donaldson

The Senate Finance Committee is drafting legislation that would re-write the structure of the state’s tax on natural gas.    Continue reading

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Attorney General Sullivan Gets First Confirmation Hearing

By Dave Donaldson

Attorney General designee Dan Sullivan today was warmly received by the House Judiciary Committee in the first step along the way to his confirmation to the job.    Continue reading

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Alaska Number One in Stimulus Money

By Libby Casey

Alaskans have gotten more of the federal stimulus dollars – per person – than any other state.  Only the District of Columbia is higher.    Continue reading

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Alaska Senators Support Federal Jobs Bill

By Libby Casey

Both of Alaska’s U-S senators voted for a 15 Billion dollar Democratic-led “jobs bill” this morning.  It passed on a vote of 70 – 28.    Continue reading

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Legislature Begins Push to “De-Couple” Oil and Gas Taxes

By Dave Donaldson

The Parnell administration agrees with legislative consultants who say under certain  conditions the state could lose money with a natural gas pipeline from the North Slope to North American markets.    Continue reading

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Timeline for Regulating Greenhouse Gases

By Libby Casey

The Environmental Protection Agency has laid out its timeline for regulating greenhouse gas emissions.  E-P-A Administrator Lisa Jackson shared her plans Monday in a letter to lawmakers.   Continue reading

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