Haase Withdraws Name from Consideration for Judiciary Council

Associated Press The Governor’s pick for the Alaska Judicial Council has withdrawn his name from consideration. Don Haase says he was painted as an...

People Respond to 8(a) Program Criticisms

Joaqlin Estus, KNBA – Anchorage At a Senate Indian Affairs Committee Thursday people responded to criticism of the Small Business Administration 8(a) program,...

Republicans, Democrats Disagree on Reasons No Deal Has Been Made

Libby Casey, APRN – Washington DC Congress is no closer to compromising on a deal to keep the federal government running – meaning a shut...

Conoco Chairman Expects Many New Wells if HB110 Passes

Associated Press Conoco Phillips chairman Jim Mulva told a breakfast meeting in Anchorage Thursday that if Governor Sean Parnell's House Bill 110 reducing state taxes...

Legislature Voting on Confirmation of Parnell Appointees Today

Tony Gorman, KCHU - Valdez The state Legislature goes into joint session at 11 this morning to vote on confirmation of Governor Sean Parnell's appointees. ...

Conoco Boss: New Investment Likely If Tax Structure Changes

Associated Press The chairman and chief executive officer of ConocoPhillips says his company stands ready to invest substantially in Alaska to increase petroleum...

Legislation Could Renew Coastal Management Program

Dave Donaldson, APRN – Juneau Legislation is moving that could lead to a long-term extension of the state’s coastal management program. That’s...

Young, Murkowski Propose Sealaska Land Transfer Bills

Ed Schoenfeld, CoastAlaska -  Juneau Senator Lisa Murkowski and Congressman Don Young have introduced new versions of their Sealaska land-transfer bills. Murkowski’s measure was...

Begich: 'It's Getting Fairly Likely We'll Shut Down at This Point'

Libby Casey, APRN – Washington DC With only one more day to fund the government and head off a federal shutdown, Congress is still wrangling...

Sharon Gleason Nominated for Federal Court Seat

Steve Heimel, APRN - Anchorage Sharon Gleason has been nominated for a federal court seat.  Gleason is a state Superior Court judge.  Senator Mark Begich...

Alaska Native Corporations Presenting Case for Contracting Exemptions

Libby Casey, APRN - Washington DC U.S. Senate Indian Affairs chairman Daniel Akaka today will let the Alaska Native Corporations make the case for keeping...

Alaska Delegation Introduces Bill to Adjust Sealaska Land Selections

Ed Schoenfeld, CoastAlaska - Juneau All three members of the Alaska Congressional delegation have introduced bills to adjust Sealaska Native Corporation land selections in the...

Latest State Revenue Forecast Predicts $3.4 Billion More Than Expected

Dave Donaldson, APRN – Juneau The Department of Revenue says the state will have more money this year than it anticipated last fall. Wednesday...

Over 16,000 Alaska Jobs May Be Affected by Possible Federal Government Shutdown

Tim Ellis, KUAC – Fairbanks More than 16,000 federal workers are on the job in Alaska. And with a Congressional impasse over the...

Oil Tax Debate Continues

Dan Bross, KUAC – Fairbanks The President of Conoco Phillips Alaska made his case for lower state oil taxes before the Fairbanks Chamber...

Senate Passes Bill Giving Legislature 120 Days in Even-Numbered Years

Casey Kelly, KTOO – Juneau The legislature would have an extra month every two years to do the people’s business under a bill...

High School Vocation Education Programs Get Dedicated Funding Stream

Dave Donaldson, APRN – Juneau Wednesday, the Senate created a dedicated funding stream for high school vocational education programs to train students...

Film Tax Credits Extended 10 More Years

Dave Donaldson, APRN – Juneau Wednesday, the Senate approved a bill to continue funding tax credits for filming television shows and movies in...

Latest State Revenue Forecast Predicts $3.4 Billion More Than Expected

Dave Donaldson, APRN - Juneau There’s more money on the way.   Governor Parnell Wednesday morning presented the...

Voters Shift Assembly A Little To the Right

The Anchorage Assembly will likely become a bit more conservative when yesterday’s municipal election results are certified and its apparent newest member...