Backbone Group Announces Support of Senate Bi-Partisan Working Group

Notable Alaskans with strong ties to state policies of past decades crowded into a tiny room on the 10th floor of Anchorage’s Captain Cook Hotel for a press conference Thursday to announce the group Backbone’s support of the Senate Bi-Partisan Working Group. The Senate coalition has stalled legislation backed by the Parnell administration – aimed at giving Alaska’s oil producers hefty tax breaks.

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