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Lease sale nets $5.2 million

...state-owned oil and gas tracts were offered, with 35 sold for about $5.2 million in high bids, state Oil and Gas Division Director Bill Barron said. All bids were from independent companies. No major companies submitted bids.Bids for 10,280...
House panel advances governor's pension plan

...the state amid slumping revenues. While the state has billions of dollars in reserves now, Legislative Finance Division Director David Teal said they could be gone by 2024, largely a function of spending and revenue trends.Parnell's plan...
Panel proposes more school money, pension option

...decades and require contributions, potentially from state general funds, to pay future benefits.Legislative Finance Division Director David Teal said the plan, included within HB278, was designed to draw down the trust fund, but not prematurely...
Senate passes new approach to pension obligation

...3 billion under the committee approach.These are projections, not predictions, Buck and Legislative Finance Division Director David Teal have pointed out.Revenue Commissioner Angela Rodell told the committee earlier Saturday that the Parnell...
Senate Resources hears final day of Upper Cook Inlet fish testimony

...issues in the Cook Inlet marine and freshwater fisheries. After nearly an hour of testimony from ADFG sportfish division director Charlie Swanton and central region supervisor Tracy Lingnau on salmon stocks, management plans and ongoing fisheries...
House panel hears breakdown on educational costs

...year, and if current spending levels continue, two major reserve funds will be depleted within a decade.Finance Division Director David Teal said the amounts given to local school districts and the total amount the state spends on education are...
Record pink harvest creates market glut

...downward pressure on prices, KFSK-radio reported."The 2013 pink harvest was the largest on record," said division director Joe Jacobson before the House Fisheries Committee this month. "It's led to a glut of supply and it will probably...

...they are variously minimal, unlikely to be enforced or go too far, the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reported.Division director Alice Edwards says the proposals are aimed at balancing the need to meet federal air standards with residents' need...
Feds halt Skilak area hunting and trapping

...Alaska Department of Fish and Game issued a media release criticizing the closure including a statement by wildlife division director Doug Vincent-Lang calling the closure a "federal overreach into state management of fish and wildlife." Reach...
Fish and Game to kill 15A wolves

...Fish and Game is limited to 83-square-miles of state land in unit 15A, said Doug Vincent-Lang, Fish and Game division director. The Kenai National Wildlife Refuge manages a majority of unit 15A land. Aerial wolf control is also extremely...


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