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Anchorage Edition: February 13, 2009

By | February 13, 2009

mcarey-100thumbnailEach week, host Michael Carey gathers commentators for a review of the week’s news, politics and public affairs in Anchorage and Alaska. Topics this week include:

  • Attorney General Talis Colberg suddenly resigns from the Palin administration. Was it due to some ethical disagreement? Burnout?
  • Is ‘Troopergate’ now behind us?
  • Stimulus plan is getting through Congress and there’s money for Alaska. What will we do with it? Will it create jobs?
  • President Obama suggests Alaska’s natural gas line project has “great potential”
  • Is the natural gas line a market-compatible project?
  • Alaska Permanent Fund has lost billions in this market, and a lot of finger-pointing has ensued
  • Will there be a Permanent Fund Dividend this year?
  • A two-lane Knik Arm Crossing bridge project may now cost $700 million, according to a new estimate; the report also suggested the project would take more than 3.5 years to complete
  • An Anchorage group is promoting a “tax cap” law, possibly up for a public vote
  • The Rasmuson Foundation announced a reduction in grant sizes and numbers based on losses in their endowment
  • Government bureaucrats and appointees have been going to the Legislature making the case for their budgets

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HOST: Michael Carey, freelance editorial writer for the Anchorage Daily News


KSKA (FM) BROADCAST: Friday, February 13, 2009 at 7:30 p.m.

KAKM (TV) BROADCAST: Friday, February 13, 2009 at 9:00 p.m.; repeats Saturday, February 14 at 5:00 p.m.


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