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Legislators looking for solutions to park closures

...that lawmakers will provide supplemental funding when the next legislative session starts next year. But the Knowles' administration rejected that idea. Knowles spokesperson Bob King said any deal current lawmakers work out wouldn't be binding...
State won't appeal judge's ruling in English-only case

ANCHORAGE (AP) -- The Knowles administration isn't appealing a judge's ruling in March that threw out Alaska's 'English-only' law. But Alaskans for a Common Language...
Administration says hiring freeze unnecessary

...would not close a growing state deficit but instead ''nickel and dime'' important services to Alaskans, a Knowles administration spokeswoman said Tuesday. Annalee McConnell, director of the state's Office of Management and Budget, said...
Oil companies say North Slope gas pipeline too pricey

...position underlined the need for incentives like federal tax breaks similar to those being proposed by the Knowles administration. Exxon, BP and Phillips are split on the incentives. To address the risk of low prices, Phillips wants a...
Companies donate $4 million to university under agreement with state

...contributed a combined $2.54 million to the university under the agreement. BP signed the agreement with the Knowles administration in 1999 in return for state approval of BP's plan to acquire Atlantic Richfield. Federal regulators balked...
Natural gas pipeline, LNG project not feasible, consultant says

...concludes a multibillion-dollar Alaska LNG project doesn't make financial sense. The study comes after the Knowles administration faced criticism for not seriously considering an Alaska LNG project. The governor wants gas producers to build...
State agrees on union contracts

JUNEAU (AP) -- The Knowles administration has tentatively agreed to new contracts with all 12 state employee unions, Administration Commissioner Bob Poe announced Wednesday...
Legislators debate fast ferry option for improved Juneau access

...Auke Bay terminal to Cascade Point. Taylor sees another answer for the hesitation -- the reluctance of the Knowles administration to challenge environmentalists. ''I think your chances are better of seeing Tony Knowles shooting wolves with...
Summit being held in Nome to strengthen Alaskan-Chukotka ties

...array of projects and joint pursuits ranging from cultural exchanges to business ventures, Ulmer said. The Knowles administration would like to see several initiatives get underway, including streamlining visa procedures, establishing direct...
Predator management benefits all

...but only if we DO NOT actively manage our wildlife resources. This was clearly demonstrated during the Tony Knowles administration when our moose populations started into precipitous decline under his non-management policies. Unfortunately...


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