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3 things to watch for in the state Legislature

...prices are high.The surcharge also has also been credited with helping fatten state coffers in recent years. An administration official says the administration looks forward to explaining its proposal in greater detail and how it fits with Parnell's...
EPA to propose rule to clean up gas

...EPA estimate of less than 1 cent is also an additional manufacturing cost and likely to be passed on.A senior administration official said Thursday that only 16 of 111 refineries would need to invest in major equipment to meet the new standards...
Stop the give-away rally

...break known as a gross value reduction.Areas that don't qualify for the gross value reduction - which an administration official has said would likely include the vast majority of Alaska's legacy fields - would have a 33 percent base rate...
Industry reps: Tax overhaul an improvement

...allowance on a sliding scale that's higher at lower prices and nonexistent at higher prices, around $160. An administration official has said the vast majority of legacy fields will likely fall under this category.Representatives of the North...
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National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration official Conrad C. Lautenbacher, left, and U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski uncover a sign Wednesday bearing the name of the new National...
State losing competitive work edge

The state needs to pay more and provide better benefits to compete in a tightening labor market, a Knowles administration official said Friday. That means labor contracts being negotiated now will probably cost more money, Department of Administration...
Rep. Young among Congress members linked to lobbyist

...including Alaska Rep. Don Young have been linked to efforts by lobbyist Jack Abramoff and a former General Services Administration official to secure leases of government property for Abramoff's clients, according to court filings by federal prosecutors...
Living with a nuclear Iran

...the threat of a conflict with Iran over its nuclear program seems to be subsiding.According to one Obama administration official, "We are in a period now where the combination of diplomacy and pressure is giving us a window." We'll...
More questions about hiring of Parnell aide adviser role. Activist Andree McLeod says public records she received indicate the hire was illegal. An administration official says they don't give the full picture. McLeod released personnel papers signed by Gov. Sean Parnell's administrative...
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Jet crashes in New York

...catastrophic mechanical failure, and a senior administration official, speaking on condition of anonymity, said...communications" from the cockpit. And a senior administration official said that no threats against airplanes had been...


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