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Juneau APOC office skeletal after cuts

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.
State | Local
House offers bill for Perm Fund draw

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.
State | AK legislature
Senator plans to investigate Guard situation

...Thomas Katkus, the adjutant general who led the guard, and McHugh Pierre, his top civilian aide and the deputy commissioner of the Department of Military and Veterans Affairs.Huggins said he believe Katkus is a good man but acknowledged he didn't...
Treadwell: Let Alaskans decide

Editor's note: Members of the Empire's editorial board met with Lt. Gov. Mead Treadwell, a Republican candidate for U.S. Senate, at the Empire on Aug. 9. The interview below has been shortened for length.
State | Local
Female AKNG boss is one of few in country

When Gov. Bill Walker announced Friday that retired U.S. Army Col. Laurie Hummel is his pick for heading the troubled Alaska National Guard, he admitted her to an exclusive club of women who lead state military forces. Only three women head U.S.
State | AK legislature
Sen. Sullivan announces chief of staff, spokesman

Sen.-elect Dan Sullivan announced Tuesday three hires to his Washington, D.C., team, including one former state commissioner.
Legislators consider cash or gas for state's pipeline share

Does Alaska want its taxes and fees paid in cash or natural gas - that is one of the questions facing lawmakers as they mull the intricate details of the proposed Alaska LNG project.
State | AK legislature
Global LNG study guided state decisions

State officials were staring at grim projections when a consulting firm presented the findings of the Alaska North Slope Royalty Gas Study last year.
Dept. of Revenue names deputy commissioner

Mike Pawlowski has been named deputy commissioner of the Department of Revenue. Pawlowski currently works as a petroleum fiscal systems advisor to the commissioner and has been responsible for promoting...
Facing crippling health costs, Alaska looks for solutions

Alaska is looking at some aggressive steps to hold down rising health care costs for state government, with Parnell administration officials saying they fear even the nation's wealthiest state won't be able to afford them in the future.


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