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Walker seeks input to balance budget

...of a citizen transition team assembled by Walker and Mallott late last year to make recommendations for the new state administration, which took office Dec. 1.Legislators, top state officials and the governor will be at the conference along...
Legislators push back on Walker gas plan

...Walkers' announcement came out of the blue. Legislative leaders were not informed in advance, nor apparently were state administration officials working on the gas project alongside the industry partners. House Speaker Mike Chenault, R-Nikiski...
Upsized ASAP may rattle AK LNG Project

...project but the hearing, before the House Resources Committee, was delayed until March 2, at the request of the state administration, the committee said.Meanwhile, the Resources committee listened, somewhat wistfully, to a presentation by...
Industry wary amid shakeups

...production tax.The authorizing legislation for the state's participation in the project provides for this, but the state administration must take certain actions this spring to make it happen.Gas "in-kind" underpins the structure of the state-industry...
Politicos have tough hands to play in 2015

...PILT, agreement for property taxes on the gas project paid to the state and municipalities must be approved.The state administration must also formally approve the gas royalty and tax payment in-kind, or in the form of gas instead of money...
Election pamphlet leaves bad feeling

...negative advertisement against Senator Mark Begich by the Alaskan Republican Party. Is this a reflection of our state administration's incompetence or corruption? Either explanation presents a very good reason to vote against Governor Parnell...
What others say: State's cancellation of preference could save the law

...Alaska hire preferences on certain public construction projects deserves a post script.While critics said the state administration's decision undermined the long-standing preference, it's just as likely that the state's action actually...
Legislature 2014: Spending in focus as revenue dips

...limelight to hammer away at Republicans and the state administration about Senate Bill 21, which Democrats call a...year, causing a drawdown on cash reserves. The state administration should have seen that coming and warned the Legislature...
Terms for Alaska LNG project go before state lawmakers

...progress the project."Legislation is expected to be introduced soon in the state House and Senate, sources in the state administration said.Lawmakers must approve the state's taking of its production tax value of future gas in-kind, or in...
Seaton, Diament debate the issues analyzing what's coming forward."Candidates were then asked to comment on the implementation of and the state administration's opposition to the Emission Control Area and its fuel requirements. According to information provided by the...


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