Tag: Alaska State Legislature

Walker’s special session comes with a surprise

Lawmakers have been expecting a special session on the state's proposed $55-billion gas pipeline project. But when Gov. Bill Walker called the session, it came with a surprise - a proposed tax on natural gas reserves held by the very companies the state is trying to partner with.

Walker to call special session on Alaska LNG

Governor Bill Walker said Monday night that he plans to call a special session of the legislature to discuss the state's massive natural gas pipeline project, dubbed Alaska LNG.

Parnell Administration and State Legislature Give Details on Energy Projects

The Parnell administration and the Legislature on Monday presented details on two energy projects that will cost an estimated, combined $12 billion when they’re done – primarily for the railbelt and SouthCentral.

Alaska News Nightly: July 25, 2011

Two Bodies Found in Plane Wreckage Near Eaglecrest Ski Area, Four Rescued from Floatplane Crash in Cook Inlet, Survival Camp Teenagers Attacked by Bear, Village Public Safety Officer Shot in Napakiak, and more...

Senate Finance Committee Examines Efforts to Lower Oil Taxes

The state Senate Finance committee is taking the first steps toward understanding what is expected to be a major point of contention during next year’s session -- a renewed effort by the Governor and members of the House of Representatives to lower oil taxes.

Alaska News Nightly: July 14, 2011

Conservationists Lend Support to Alaska’s Subsistence Whalers, Senate Finance Committee Examines Efforts to Lower Oil Taxes, Fairbanks Meets Deadline for Redistricting Challenge, U.S. House Passes Bill to Curtail EPA, and more...

House Bill Could Put Limits on ‘Biometrics’

The state legislature could take another major step toward protecting personal privacy during next year’s session as the House prepares to take up a Senate bill putting limits on the collection of what is called “biometric” identification data.

Alaska News Nightly: July 12, 2011

Obama Creates Inter-Agency Coordination Group for Oil and Gas Development in Alaska, CSIS Holds Conference on Arctic Oil and Gas Development, House Bill Could Put Limits on 'Biometrics', Kohring Requests Outside Trial, and more...

‘Bullet Line’ May Disrupt Plans for Cook Inlet Drilling

State legislators have largely been enthusiastic about a report they asked for that indicates it would be possible for the state to finance a so-called "bullet line" to deliver North Slope natural gas to the Interior and South Central parts of the state, where gas wells are playing out.

Alaska News Nightly: July 7, 2011

Alaska Senators Back ‘Pilot’s Bill of Rights', ‘Bullet Line’ May Disrupt Plans for Cook Inlet Drilling, Sea Otters Tagged for Population Study, New Statistics Show Unemployment Rates are Higher for Veterans, and more...

Legislators Pore through Gasline Report

State legislators are poring through copies of an instate gasline report released Tuesday, but it will be some time before the project gains or loses approval.

Alaska News Nightly: July 6, 2011

One Borough Plans to Sue Over Redistricting, Others May Join, Legislators Pore through Gasline Report, Documentary Airs About Alaska’s Century-Old Schooners, Sutton Mine Continues Development During Renewal Process, and more...

House Rejects Coastal Management Bill

The State House Tuesday rejected a bill to extend the state's coastal management program. The measure passed by the Senate late yesterday failed by an 18 to 18 vote in the House.

Alaska News Nightly: June 28, 2011

Parnell Vows to Veto Coastal Management Bill, Parnell Proposes to ‘Secure Alaska’s Future Initiative – Oil’, Estimate of Cook Inlet Natural Gas Reserves Increased by 10x, NASA Wraps Up ICESCAPE Mission, and more...

State House Still Mulling Over Coastal Management Program

The House majority is waiting this evening to decide whether to begin its part of Monday’s special legislative session or to give up plans to try to extend the state's coastal management program.

Alaska News Nightly: June 27, 2011

State House Still Mulling Over Coastal Management Program, Hoonah Gets Federal Funds for Broadband Internet, ACS Goes ‘4G’Crash Near Beluga Lake Kills Pilot, and more...

Draft Legislation Being Written to Extend Coastal Management Program

Legislative leaders Thursday began distributing draft legislation that, if enacted before the end of the day next Thursday, would extend the state’s coastal management program.

Alaska News Nightly: June 23, 2011

Obama’s Oil Release Dismays Alaska’s Congressional Delegation, Troop Draw-Down Concerns Alaska’s Congressional Delegation, Draft Legislation Being Written to Extend Coastal Management Program, Complaint Filed Against Unalaska for Violating Clean Water Act, and more...

House Rejects Special Session for Coastal Management Program

So far, there's been no deal on a one-year extension of the Coastal Zone Management program. State House Majority Leader Allen Austerman says polling over the weekend did not yield enough support to accept the Senate's offer.

Alaska News Nightly: June 20, 2011

House Rejects Special Session for Coastal Management Program, Alaska Dispatch Hosts Arctic Imperative Summit, Navy Officials Meet to Plan for Diminished Arctic Ice, Roadless Rule Exemptions Still Unclear, and more...