JUNEAU - For those who think the pace of this year's legislative session has been swift: Watch out, because the proceedings are set to pick up even more speed.
As the Alaska Legislature prepares for its opening Tuesday, so prepares the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly to lobby for several capital projects it hopes to have in the state's Fiscal Year 2013 budget. This year, Kenai Peninsula Borough mayor Mike Navarre and administration took a different angle on the items included in its funding priorities request - instead of ranking the six items, they are divided into two priority tiers.
JUNEAU - Alaska is the envy of many states, with an unemployment rate well below the national average and billions of dollars in savings. So why all the talk from lawmakers this session about cutting costs and potential deficits in as early as three years?
A state technical team has completed a first-phase cost estimate for a 24-inch natural gas pipeline that could be built from the North Slope to the state's larger cities in Interior and southern Alaska.
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