Environmental groups are hailing the announcement that Norwegian oil giant Statoil is giving up on its oil and gas exploration in the Arctic Ocean north of Alaska. The reaction of the state's elected officials has been far different.
When the local office of the Alaska Public Offices Commission became a casualty of the governor's fiscal year 2016 budget in February, the Juneau delegation rallied to restore it. At first, it seemed to have worked.
The Alaska House Finance committee introduced a bill Tuesday that would allow a multibillion-dollar draw from the Permanent Fund earnings reserve as a stepping stone to a complete operating budget.
Medicaid expansion is a golden opportunity. My comments, although I could say more, are limited to one point that needs to be highlighted, and one in response to a previous letter to the editor. 1.
There are many ways the state could fund Juneau's long-debated highway north, but the simplest method could cost the state as little as $3.8 million.
Randall Hoffbeck, commissioner of the Department of Revenue, left, and Sheldon Fisher, commissioner of the Department of Administration, deliver an update of the Public Employees' Retirement System (PERS) and the Teachers' Retirement System (TRS) to the Senate Finance Committee at the Capitol on Wednesday.
...joined research and consulting firm McDowell Group in February after five years with the state of Alaska as commissioner of the Department of Commerce, Community, and Economic Development."We are very excited about Susan's return to McDowell...
Amid the bustle of the first day of the legislative session Tuesday, Gov. Bill Walker appointed three commissioners, including two former placeholders.
With his inauguration only days away, Governor-elect Bill Walker is in the process of interviewing candidates for the top positions in the state, including the person who will lead the work on Walker's budget.
My parents were born in Cordova in the 1920s and moved to Juneau in 1953. Our home was near the governor's house and I fondly recall having snowball fights with Gov. Egan. The governor usually tossed snow first and he always knew our names.
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