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Letter: A former page's perspective

To Rep. Cathy Munoz, of Juneau:It's unlikely you remember me, but I was a page for the Alaska House of Representatives for the 2012-13 legislative session. After graduating college in the summer of 2012 with my degree in political...
Pipeline plan passes

Alaska's natural gas megaproject is moving forward.With a 39-0 vote, the Alaska House approved spending $161.25 million to advance the AKLNG project, which promises to bring natural gas from the North Slope to...
State | AK legislature
Arctic drilling complaint clears Legislature

After passing a landmark gas pipeline deal, the Alaska House approved a formal complaint against the Obama administration's decision to cancel oil and gas lease sales in the Arctic.Unlike...
State | AK legislature
DNR: TransCanada 'supportive' of buyout

...stake in the proposed trans-Alaska natural gas pipeline, deputy natural resources director Marty Rutherford told the Alaska House Finance Committee on Sunday afternoon."They are supportive of the administration buying out their position," Rutherford...
House minority objects to Arctic drilling complaint

Members of the Alaska House minority raised procedural objections Monday morning as the body prepared a formal complaint in response to the federal government's...
State | AK legislature
Secrecy rules create angry conflict in Legislature

...board members of the Alaska Gasline Development Corporation resulted in an unusual angry speech on the floor of the Alaska House on Monday.Rep. Gabrielle LeDoux, R-Anchorage, said she had been forced to cancel a meeting of the House Judiciary...
State | AK legislature
Oil prices continue to widen state's fiscal problem

...but with prices this low, the state's actual oil revenue will be closer to $1.2 billion, Hoffbeck told the Alaska House Finance Committee in August.For every $5 decline in average oil prices, the state loses $120 million in revenue...
Special session set for return to Juneau

...from the state's Constitutional Budget Reserve.Accessing that reserve would require a three-quarters vote of the Alaska House and a three-quarters vote of the Alaska Senate. In an interview earlier this week, Senate President Kevin Meyer...
State | AK legislature
My Turn: Making a sustainable and responsible PFD

...responsibly together, as Alaskans, we can avoid turning our current fiscal crisis into a long-term economic crisis.? Mike Navarre is mayor of the Kenai Peninsula Borough. He served in the Alaska House of Representatives from 1985 through 1996
Letter: Let Medicaid expansion come to a vote

...with Medicaid expansion were paying with state money. Let's do smart things to cut the budget deficit. This is one of the few that creates jobs and improves people's lives.Rep. Les Gara, D-Anchorage,Alaska House Finance Committee


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