Bill Santos, who lives in Taunton, Mass., called me earlier this week, and the talk soon turned to fishing. For many years, Bill made the long trip to the Kenai Peninsula to fish for sockeyes on the Kenai.
A small creek is causing big trouble for Chuitna mine developers and the Alaska Department of Natural Resources.
JUNEAU - Gov. Bill Walker is limiting the amount available to pay for oil and gas tax credits this fiscal year, saying Wednesday that no sector of the state would be untouched by Alaska's current budget situation.
Gov. Bill Walker said May 29 he's about "half-way" through a 45-day review of the Alaska LNG Project partnership terms and said he's pleased at what he's seen so far of the details, which are confidential.
JUNEAU, Alaska - The smell of mayo and murmur of voices filled the air as the committee rooms reserved at the state Capitol for an informational gathering on Medicaid expansion filled to standing room only with legislators, aides and others. Many in attendance plucked from the back free boxed lunches of sandwiches and chips provided by Americans for Prosperity-Alaska, which opposes expansion and put on the event. The public TV crew that broadcasts hearings and other legislative goings-on was there.
JUNEAU, Alaska - Bill Walker is coming into the governor's office faced with high expectations for a renewed spirt of bipartisanship in Alaska politics and the grim reality of plunging oil prices and gaping budget holes.
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - Early results indicate Alaska's new petroleum-tax system will be spared an early death by referendum. If the vote holds up, opponents vowed Wednesday to track promises its supporters made and pounce if they prove to be false. Ballot Measure No. 1 proposed a repeal of Gov. Sean Parnell's "More Alaska Production Act," approved last year as Senate Bill 21 and in effect since Jan. 1. As of Wednesday, the repeal was failing by almost 6,800 votes out of 153,164 cast but too close to call.
ANCHORAGE - Early results indicate Alaska's new petroleum-tax system will be spared an early death by referendum. If the vote holds up, opponents vowed Wednesday to track promises its supporters made and pounce if they prove to be false.
JUNEAU - The state has finalized rules to help determine what oil qualifies for special tax breaks under Alaska's new oil tax law. The law championed by Gov.
A low-profile state commission most Alaskans have never heard of helps keep the oil industry safe. Only rarely does the Alaska Oil and Gas Conservation Commission get into the mainstream news, and that's a good thing according to its three commissioners.
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