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John Binkley makes ethics an issue

...of Alaska, and this governor has lost that trust," he said. "And I do not believe he will be able to get any gas line agreement passed by the Legislature and approved by the people of Alaska because of that loss of trust." Binkley, a former...
Alaska editorial: Governor shouldn't sign gas pipeline contract

...on a governor's authority and, if it does, whether Gov. Murkowski will see that as an opportunity to sign the gas line agreement regardless of the Legislature's intentions. To disregard the Legislature's work and sign an agreement without...
My Turn: Alaska Democrats won't rubber-stamp proposals

...the proposal and the negations are secret. We don't know what, if anything, we'll see this session, but any gas line agreement must include at least these points to win Democratic support. Access in. Other companies must be allowed to ship...
Alaska editorial: Not just another 'bump in the road'

...which public acceptance and legislative approval of a gas line agreement with the oil companies might not emerge. The governor...governor and thereby threaten his consuming drive for a gas line agreement. The departure of two deputy commissioners; the...
New special session has new distractions during the regular 120-day session and the 30-day special session that immediately followed. "This whole gas-line agreement is being driven by his political agenda," he said. Clark said the call for the session is not based on getting...
Alaska Editorial: Full review of port authority plan can't hurt

...other Interior legislators held a gathering at the Carlson Center to hear from the public about the governor's gas line agreement. And a spokesman for the governor told the News-Miner last week that the governor would not object. This request...
Alaska editorial: Options for legislators in the special session asking and approve the oil and gas bills on his time schedule, which is a tight one. He's eager to have the gas line agreement sewn up, legislative approval and all, this year. 2. Go at their own pace, maybe taking even the full 30-day...


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