Monthly Archives: February 2010

Mr. Parnell Goes to Washington

By Libby Casey

Alaska Governor Sean Parnell attended a White House meeting Monday with other governors from around the country, and heard from President Obama about the economy, health care, and education.  Continue reading

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Jobs Bill on the Move — Alaska Divided

By Libby Casey

Alaska’s U-S senators voted with the bulk of their parties on a jobs bill yesterday.   Continue reading

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Deferred Maintenance Plan Will Be Late

By Dave Donaldson

Governor Parnell’s request for quick legislative action on putting money to work catching up on repairs to state buildings around the state will not make his goal of passing by March first.  And the projects it would have kick-started will likely wait until the full capital projects budget passes near the end of the session in April.  Continue reading

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Another Way to Get Gas to Alaskans

By Dave Donaldson

A bill scheduled to be introduced in the House today will set up another group to attempt to put together a plan to deliver natural gas to the railbelt.    Continue reading

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Leak: More Land To Set Aside in Alaska ?

By Libby Casey

An Obama Administration internal report lists Bristol Bay and Teshekpuk Lake in Alaska as places potentially worthy of federal protection.  A draft document leaked from the Interior Department lists 17 locations throughout the country that might be deserving of protection.   Continue reading

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Campaign Finance Bills Introduced

By Dave Donaldson

Bills introduced in the House and Senate today would take steps to disclose corporations’ and unions’ open-ended financial involvement in political campaigns.  The bills are a state response to the U-S Supreme Court decision last month that opened the way for unlimited electioneering advertisements paid out of corporate treasuries.    Continue reading

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Murkowski: Alaska’s Place in Nation’s Economy

By Dave Donaldson

Senator Lisa Murkowski today  gave her annual report to the state legislature,   focusing on the national economy and pointing at what she called the federal government’s “flawed,” short-term approach to fixing it.    Continue reading

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