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Audience weighs in on state budget

...any in the audience believed that solution to be tenable, just three people raised their hands. Pitney said the state administration has started 11 different interagency efficiency projects, like combining maintenance positions for offices in...
State gives gloomy outlook for gasline session this fall hear a quarterly update from industry and the state administration on the Alaska LNG Project, in which the state...progress isn't entirely industry's fault.The state administration has failed to show progress on two key matters...
Walker seeks to expand gas line

...Federal Energy Regulatory Commission process now underway, but FERC has told the state it won't be a problem, state administration officials said."FERC chairman Norman Bay met with the governor in August in Alaska and told the governor that...
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...
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...
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...
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...


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