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Official sees tie between gas project, referendum

...referendum, said the argument is being used as a threat so companies can continue to get tax breaks.Parnell spokeswoman Sharon Leighow said by email that without a healthy oil industry, "it's hard to picture a scenario where a gas line is built...
Project draws attention to renewable energy goal Susitna."If we can't juggle two things at once, let the public know," he said.Parnell spokeswoman Sharon Leighow said the state remains committed to the renewable-energy goal as demonstrated by investments in and ongoing work...
House committee advances bill on AGDC appointments, the only residency requirement is that the person be a citizen of the United States. Parnell spokeswoman Sharon Leighow has said the AGDC appointment would fall under a board at the head of a principal department.Rabinow, in a letter...
Senator proposes striking same-sex marriage ban

...perhaps the U.S. Supreme Court, which he expected would ultimately weigh in.A spokeswoman for Gov. Sean Parnell, Sharon Leighow, said Parnell supports the constitutional provision defining marriage as between a man and a woman, "an issue voters...
Oil taxes debated on Senate floor tax structure might look like, if the referendum to repeal the current one is successful.Parnell spokeswoman Sharon Leighow said by email Friday that Parnell's goal included production from the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, portions...
Disaster funds split unresolved

...the 2012 funds. ADFG Deputy Commissioner Kevin Brooks said Fish and Game was not actively pursuing the role, and Sharon Leighow, a spokeswoman for Gov. Sean Parnell said it was too early to say whether the Governor's Office or Department...
Supreme Court affirms pipeline value decision reverse course and stand up for Alaskans instead of giving their resource wealth away at every opportunity."Sharon Leighow, a spokeswoman for Gov. Sean Parnell, said the court affirmed the state's method for assessment based on replacement...
Democrats propose Medicaid expansion

...commissioner Bill Streur for a report describing the safety net for non-Medicaid-eligible Alaskans.Parnell spokeswoman Sharon Leighow said by email that Parnell's position hasn't changed. She said he looks forward to Streur's report, expected...
State disaster team delayed over high water

...not to send down the disaster assessment team, until this weekend, or possibly Monday or Tuesday of next week." Sharon Leighow, press secretary for Gov. Sean Parnell, said in an email. "The water is still too high to make accurate assessment...
Energy authority wants more time for dam filing

...agreements, he said he wouldn't be able to ask the Legislature for the kind of money AEA wants.Parnell spokeswoman Sharon Leighow said by email Monday that there is sufficient funding available for AEA to advance the licensing effort while the...


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