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Legislature ponders buying one quarter of gas pipeline

The Alaska Legislature is expected today to move one step closer to buying one-quarter of a trans-Alaska natural gas pipeline. Late Tuesday, the Senate finance committee discussed an updated version of SB138, the pipeline bill.
State | AK legislature
Finances hold up high school exit exam repeal

One of the proposals to repeal Alaska's high school exit exam is stuck in a House committee drawer while the financial implications of the bill are worked out.
State | AK legislature
New city lobbyist brings extensive state experience

Juneau's new lobbyist for the upcoming legislative session knows his way around the Capitol, and he knows the people inside.
State | Local
Tom Shanley

...manager, the post that ultimately led him to settle down in Juneau. Tom then earned an appointment as the Deputy Commissioner for the Department of Corrections and, once retired from the state, owned a successful legal process company.Tom loved...
Police Standards Council to review Alaska officers

...or a misdemeanor domestic violence conviction."It's a very serious thing," said Terry Vrabec, deputy commissioner for the Department of Public Safety. "Sometimes people get themselves into a bad spot."Vrabec worked as director of...
Next Wildlife Wednesday: The History of Wolf Management in Alaska

The Alaska Wildlife Alliance's January "Wildlife Wednesday" event will feature "The History of Wolf Management in Alaska" presented by Wayne Regelin.
Wolf management in Alaska the topic of Wildlife Wednesday lecture

...deputy director for six years and as director of the division for eight years. In 2002, he was appointed deputy commissioner for the department and served in this position until he retired in 2006.Regelin will also be signing his new book titled...
Bond services give Alaska good marks

Three national bond rating services gave Alaska generally good marks for chipping away at its structural budget deficit. One rating service continues to take a guarded view of the state's fiscal future but did not downgrade Alaska's bond rating. But overall, they are the highest lease debt ratings the state has received, said Tom Boutin, deputy commissioner for the Department of Revenue.
Dick appointed employment security director

...Employment Services, Unemployment Insurance and Job Training through a network of Alaska Job Centers throughout the state. The division had been directed by Tom Nelson, who was recently named deputy commissioner for the department.
Regional News
Juneau Access among top DOT projects roads in Southeast Tuesday, putting the Juneau Access project among its top projects. Tom Briggs, deputy commissioner for the Department of Transportation, Gary Paxton, DOT's Southeast region director, and Capt. George Capacci, general...


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