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Voices of Alaska: 'Giveaway' sound bite a dangerous distraction

Over the years I've read many of the reports written for the Institute of Social and Economic Research (ISER). In May, ISER published the report funded by Northrim Bank and written by Dr.
Voices of Alaska: Oil industry crucial to Alaska economy

Only three legs support the Alaska economy: oil, the federal government and everything else. That's why oil tax reform is an Alaska problem, not an oil company problem. Oil companies can invest anywhere in the world, and they do.
ISER backs Revenue on tax impact

Scott Goldsmith, the University of Alaska's venerated senior economist, has stepped into the political snake pit of the oil tax repeal debate.
Record pink harvest creates market glut

JUNEAU (AP) - State officials say Alaska's record pink salmon harvest in 2013 could create a market glut that will drive prices down for several years.

Investments in North Slope oil and gas projects will be the main driver behind statewide construction spending growth in the coming year, according to a report by the University of Alaska Anchorage Institute of Social and Economic Research.
Central Peninsula Hospital continues to see spikes in unpaid bills

Last fiscal year, Central Peninsula Hospital saw a 17 percent uptick in uncompensated care - totaling $19 million - more than doubling the amount of annual care written off as bad debt since the beginning of the Great Recession; and a jump of $6.5 million since 2011.
Study says Pebble Mine would impact Alaska's economy considerably

A May 2013 report commissioned by the Pebble Limited Partnership indicates that the proposed Pebble Mine would have a substantial effect on Alaska's economy. The partnership considers the Pebble deposit to be one of the largest of its kind in the world.
State budget discussion continues

JUNEAU - The Senate version of the state operating budget includes language that proposes having the lieutenant governor stay at a state-run historic site while in Juneau.
Upgrades coming online for Alaska health care facilities

Around Alaska, new health care projects are at every stage of construction, from breaking ground to opening doors.
Ron Devon and Cathy Giessel: Senate District N Q&A

1. What will be your top legislative priorities during the upcoming session? Ron Devon: Gas line to Nikiski: A Nikiski line will create good paying jobs that can support a family.


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