JUNEAU, Alaska - President Barack Obama is proposing to designate the vast majority of Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge as a wilderness area, including its potentially oil-rich coastal plain, drawing an angry response from top state elected officials who see it as a land grab by the federal government. "They've decided that today was the day that they were going to declare war on Alaska. Well, we are ready to engage," said U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, and chair of the Senate energy committee.
JUNEAU - State Revenue department officials told lawmakers Monday that the tax credits that were a source of contention in an opinion piece by Gov.
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) - Even with the budget cuts proposed by Gov. Bill Walker for next year, the state will still face the potential of having to draw on $3.3 billion from its savings, his budget director said Friday.
JUNEAU - The Alaska Legislature convened Tuesday for a session expected to focus heavily on the state's budget deficit, a shortfall that has been made worse by falling oil prices.
JUNEAU - Nothing will be off the table as the state cuts spending to reduce projected multibillion-dollar budget deficits, Gov. Bill Walker said.
JUNEAU, Alaska - After years of being flush with oil money, Alaska now faces drastic budget cuts and having to dip into well-stocked savings to offset unprecedented deficits exacerbated by an unexpected plunge in oil prices.
JUNEAU, Alaska - There's big question as the Legislature convenes Tuesday: How low will oil prices go? Plunging prices have contributed to massive budget deficits that cuts alone can't erase.
JUNEAU - House Speaker Mike Chenault on Friday questioned the nominating process for Fish and Game commissioner and the treatment of finalist Roland Maw by the Board of Fisheries.
JUNEAU - Gov. Bill Walker called on Alaskans to pull together, and not panic, as the state faces multibillion-dollar budget deficits amid a fall in oil prices.
JUNEAU - A Homer legislator has proposed delaying regulations for marijuana concentrates to allow officials to focus this year on rules for the sale and growth of legalized pot and licensing of marijuana businesses.
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