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House skeptical of Senate plan for subsidies

...200 is building self-reliance and character," he said. Sen. Lyman Hoffman, D-Bethel, said the two-year energy relief plan would give Alaskans time to develop new alternative and renewable energy sources, while also getting people through...
Lawmakers leave Tuesday for hearings on natural gas pipeline

...Majority Leader Ralph Samuels, R-Anchorage. Before the session ends, the Legislature could also be voting on an energy relief plan drafted by Palin, so these discussions would hardly be moot. "All this energy stuff, is part of the same mosaic...
Location of new special session still uncertain

...Galvin said the special session of the Legislature will be to consider the Palin administration's short-term energy relief plan that will require legislative action to implement. Rep. Beth Kerttula, D-Juneau, said she hoped Palin would...
Palin proposes energy relief

...session scheduled for June 3 in Juneau so as to not "burden the community" while it is trying to conserve. The Palin energy relief plan would require legislative action and cost about $1.2 billion, said Pat Galvin, commissioner of the Department...
Alaska editorial: Support Palin's energy relief plan

...Clarion: If somebody's got a better idea, let's hear it now. Since Gov. Sarah Palin announced an amended energy relief plan last month, one that includes a $1,200 check for nearly everyone living in Alaska, there's been a lot of complaining...
Alaska editorial: Governor's energy relief plan expensive, counterproductive

Gov. Palin's $1.2 billion energy relief plan is probably good politics, but it's a hideously expensive, dangerously short-sighted use of the state's surplus oil money...
Legislature heads for showdown

...special session, where it is now considering several energy relief plans. Many lawmakers are willing to help out those suffering...sentiment. Senate tries limits on energy costs The energy relief plan the Senate came up with was to cap heating oil costs...
Session back in Juneau July 9

...he expects the House to have a vote on TransCanada by July 15. Leighow said the governor is willing to amend her energy relief plan if legislators want to make changes. "I'd like to stress that Gov. Palin said she is looking forward to working...
Alaska editorial: Gas tax break is easy to accept

...aimed at knocking down energy costs is difficult - if not impossible. Gov. Sarah Palin unveiled her $769 million energy relief plan last week, a large part of which includes a $1,200 payout to individual Alaskans. It also includes a one-year...
Empire editorial: City faces partially declared disaster

...small businesses, which would be a great help. And her office said she would announce a "statewide, short-term energy relief plan" next week. At last, the state is reacting to the crisis, albeit slowly. The governor's earlier inaction merited...


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