A mountain for Jon Scribner

...Sen. Egan penned a letter on Jan. 3 in support of the naming. He wrote "Jon Scribner helped build the young Alaska government, setting an example of professionalism, dedication and hard work that today serves as a benchmark for government...
Alaska needs wise oil tax policy built on compromise

...compromise bill will have two simple elements to it. First, it will alleviate the extreme progressivity that causes Alaska government "take" to become confiscatory as oil prices climb. This is important. Oilfield economists know that prices go...
My turn: Vote Yes on Two

...lobbying to give those same oil companies a 2 billion/year tax cut at our expense? This is the corporate ideal of how Alaska government should be. Local coastal management doesn't fit in to that ideal.Ballot Measure 2 is not simply about coastal...
National Voter Registration Day

...your polling place. We welcome you to join us tomorrow or to visit the VOTE411 web site.You can also visit the Alaska Government web site at to learn more about registering to vote or changing your address of record...
My Turn: Black History Month - A eulogy for Rob Meachum, an African-American man

...Upon graduation, Rob moved to Alaska and began working for the Alaska Public Defender Agency, part of State of Alaska government. The Agency's mission "To provide constitutionally mandated legal representation to indigent clients appointed...
Empire editorial: Let's track those torpedoes, governor

...legislation despite glaring conflicts of interest. Palin still has her work cut out for her in terms of cleaning up Alaska government, and we hope she'll keep pressing forward. It should be an interesting 90 days. In her speech, Palin called...
Legislature OKs oil and gas tax bill

...field with an estimated 8 trillion cubic feet, could be a big beneficiary. Through tax credits and deductions, the Alaska government could pay as much as $4 billion to develop the field. That possibility grated several legislators. Exxon Mobil...
Approval close for cruise ship tax

...tried to understand it, by and large, they say, 'This is a bad idea,"' said John Shively, vice president of Alaska government affairs for Holland America Line. With airplane tickets, alcohol purchases, onboard tips and shopping, cruise...
From your pocket to Exxon's

This year, the Alaska government transferred $70 million from the people of the state to large multinational corporations. Did you miss it? Most Alaskans did...
My Turn: Politicians lie; voters suspend disbelief

...I remember the Hammond years (25 years ago) when we had the Grace report and they "found" so many savings in Alaska government. I think we were going to save more money than the budget had in it. Like the gasoline saving devices where, if...


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