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Kenai Peninsula legislators review session

Four Kenai Peninsula legislators noted accomplishments on an education bill, natural gas pipeline project and reform on public employee and teacher retirement plans among other highlights from the 28th Legislature during a joint chamber...
House Finance proposes $9.1 billion operating budget

...increases for staff with the Alaska Gasline Development Corp., which has been working to advance an in-state natural gas pipeline project. The commerce subcommittee, in its report, said while valuable staff are key to AGDC's mission, it was...
Begich: Public money for public schools

...approved an $18 billion loan guarantee whose value was linked to inflation but the federal coordinator for Alaska natural gas pipeline projects has said that guarantee applied to a project that would serve North America markets - which is not being pursued...
Budget work continues on last day of session

...additional funding for the proposed south-central Alaska mega-project, given the state is also pursuing a major natural gas pipeline project.The draft bill released late Saturday night included Senate-proposed funding intended to complete the state...
Alaska should have a better approach to industrial development

Last week, Gov. Sean Parnell created a municipal advisory board to weigh in on issues surrounding a natural gas pipeline project that could eventually tie communities together from Prudhoe Bay to Nikiski. While it's laudable that the...
Gov. Parnell seeks to advance Alaska gas project

...Parnell's administration is looking to get out from under a 2007 law as it seeks to further advance a major natural gas pipeline project in Alaska.Specifics on how that might happen, though, have yet to be decided, Natural Resources Commissioner...
Official: Alaska eyeing equity stake in pipeline

...multibillion-dollar equity stake in a major natural gas pipeline project as a way to protect its interests and help...Persily, the federal coordinator for Alaska natural gas pipeline projects, said having the state as an equity owner...
3 things to watch in Alaska: gas line, pay, oil

...first full week of work of this session Monday, with lawmakers set to dig into details of plans to advance a natural gas pipeline project and salary increases for top officials.The fight over oil taxes also is expected to continue casting a shadow...
Parnell lays out vision for education

...ones and ease pressure on the state budget - and having Alaska take an equity stake in a proposed liquefied natural gas pipeline project that would be capable of overseas exports.He said Alaska can best control its own destiny if it owns a stake...
Legislature brings gas line, spending talk

...system, which would happen if the referendum were successful. Oil and gas companies pursuing the liquefied natural gas pipeline project - BP, ConocoPhillips and ExxonMobil Corp. - all lobbied for the tax change. Pruitt said he wants people...


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