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Walker faced with widening deficit scenario

...Bill Walker faces a grim budget scenario that may distract the new governor from other priorities, like a natural gas pipeline and an expansion of Medicaid.A template of a proposed fiscal year 2016 budget will be released Dec. 15, as required...
What others say: Gov. Walker takes office amid state revenue downturn

...willingness to continue the work that the office's previous occupants began, as with steps toward a full-diameter natural gas pipeline. "Alaska doesn't have a resource problem," the governor said, "It has a distribution problem." That statement...
What others say: A dwindling appetite for megaprojects

...The Alaska Stand Alone Pipeline (ASAP), known colloquially as the "bullet line." The large-diameter natural gas pipeline.Alaska has no shortage of capital-intensive megaprojects in the works, but now the state is scrambling to find...
All pratices should be best practices

...New oil and gas exploration in the Cook Inlet basin, coupled with the prospect of the Alaska LNG Project's natural gas pipeline ending in Nikiski, are creating plenty of benefits for our community.But there are negative impacts, too, and the...
Walker takes office

...make the transition as smooth as possible.An attorney perhaps best known for his support of an all-Alaska natural gas pipeline, Walker finished second to Parnell in the 2010 gubernatorial primary. He ran this time as an independent, initially...
Parnell says serving was honor

...Gov. Sean Parnell has left his mark on education, oil tax policy and efforts to advance a long-hoped-for natural gas pipeline project. He made the scourge of domestic violence and sexual assault in Alaska part of the public conversation through...
DOE authorizes LNG exports to FTA countries

...Don Young agreed."Restricting the ability to export LNG would effectively kill the dream of constructing a natural gas pipeline, something we Alaskans have worked on for years," Young said in a formal statement. "Today's announcement by the...
Walker ousts Parnell in Alaska gubernatorial race

...forces in early September at the urging of labor interests and others. A major issue for Walker has been a natural gas pipeline project. Walker advocated for one for years but has taken issue with the process for pursuing one set up by Parnell's...
Advisory board gives communities the chance to weigh in on Alaska LNG

...directly affected by the change. The existing oil and gas pipeline tax structure is a major source of revenue for the state, but the structure for taxing a liquefied natural gas pipeline does not exist, and must be developed. The 12-member...
Chenault wins District 29 by a landslide the budget," he said. "How do we keep our spending under control to match the revenues that we take in? The gas pipeline is still going to be one of the biggest issues we have out there. We're not putting pipe in the ground yet, but...


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