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Legislature to convene special session on gas issues

...is grappling with multibillion-dollar deficits amid low oil prices and has been using savings to get by. Administration officials have cited the importance of Alaska maintaining its high credit rating as it pursues the mega-project...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-10-18/legislature-to-convene-special-sessi
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Attorney General grilled over transparency

...irritated further when the committee learned about a previously-undisclosed letter that had been written to state administration officials Oct. 14 by the governor ordering state officials to clear all written communications with the Legislature on...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-11-08/attorney-general-grilled-over-transp
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Legislative discussion turns to state's gas plan, next steps

...by email that the administration is continuing to do its best to be responsive to legislators' questions.Administration officials appeared before the Senate Finance Committee to field questions Friday, and Walker responded to lawmakers...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-10-31/legislative-discussion-turns-to-stat
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State hired consultants ahead of Obama visit

...assisting Walker's staff in preparing the governor for meetings and interactions with Obama and senior Obama administration officials, and providing advice to Walker and his staff on ways to "maximize productive collaboration" with the Obama...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-10-06/state-hired-consultants-ahead-of-oba
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Walker seeks to expand gas line

...Energy Regulatory Commission process now underway, but FERC has told the state it won't be a problem, state administration officials said."FERC chairman Norman Bay met with the governor in August in Alaska and told the governor that the change...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-09-09/walker-seeks-to-expand-gas-line
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Judge rejects call to block Walker from expanding Medicaid

...by 2020.Some legislators have expressed concern with adding more people to a system they consider broken. Administration officials have acknowledged the current Medicaid program isn't sustainable, but they see expansion as a way to get...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-08-29/judge-rejects-call-to-block-walker-f
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Walker wants 51 percent stake in AKLNG

...Legislative Budget and Audit Committee. He and House Speaker Mike Chenault, R-Nikiski, were briefed by administration officials. A reserves tax is a property tax on the value of natural gas reserves in the reservoir. Hawker said his overall...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/state/2015-08-16
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...Murkowski said she hopes Obama will have an open mind in hearing the concerns of Alaskans and that he and administration officials who accompany him will take time to learn about other issues of importance to the state and innovations taking...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-08-15
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What others say: Better safe than sorry

...however, that we must give in to every fear, either real or imagined.Police and Transportation Security Administration officials have jobs to do and protocol to follow. We're glad they took the threat seriously, even if it ends up being...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2015-04-07/what-others-say-better-safe-than-
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Walker requests acceleration on AK LNG talks

...but the postponed adjournment and subsequent special sessions, and the budget gridlock, have preoccupied administration officials.The administration has also been silent on who is doing the review, although the name of Rigdon Boykin...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-06-06/walker-requests-acceleration-on-ak-l
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