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My Turn: Where's the Governor?

...process to entice the same companies into yet another gas line study through incentives provided in SB 21 as well as the gas line bill, SB 138. One highly debated piece of the negotiated SGDA agreement was to lower taxes on existing oil with no commitments...
My Turn: Alaska has given away the oil and gas farm - again

...passage of Senate Bill 138, Gov. Sean Parnell's gas line bill, was less contentious than the passage of SB21 (last...After reading Stedman's statement on the Governor's gas line bill, I now have some serious doubts. Stedman closes...
House Resources advances gas line bill

JUNEAU - Following an intensive amendment process that began last week, the House Resources Committee on Wednesday passed out its rewrite of a bill aimed at advancing a major liquefied natural gas project.
State | AK legislature
Initiative hearings, securities things to watch

...R-Chickaloon, said the House Resources Committee, which he co-chairs, hopes to advance a version of SB138, the gas-line bill, by April 4. The committee, which held briefings on project-related issues while waiting for SB138 to come over...
State | AK legislature
Senate Finance advances gas line bill

JUNEAU - A bill aimed at advancing a major liquefied natural gas project in Alaska cleared a key Senate committee Friday, with a provision that would allow for a portion of the state's royalty revenue from the project to go toward energy projects in areas without direct access to a North Slope gas line.Sen. Lyman Hoffman, D-Bethel, said that's a critical piece for him and the other amendment sponsors, Sens. Donny Olson, D-Golovin, and Click Bishop, R-Fairbanks.
State | AK legislature
Senate Resources unveils version of gas line bill

JUNEAU - The Senate Resources Committee on Friday unveiled a version of a gas pipeline bill that largely remained true to what Gov. Sean Parnell proposed, with some clarifications.
State | AK legislature
House Resources version of gas-line bill takes shape

...boards like that of AGDC only need to be U.S. citizens. A separate bill - in line with the amendment added to the gas-line bill - was introduced in the state House on Friday.Other proposed amendments, which were still pending, included putting...
State | AK legislature
House Finance advances gas line bill

JUNEAU - The House Finance Committee on Friday advanced a bill setting the state's participation in a major liquefied natural gas project, with members expressing a mix of both optimism and skepticism about whether the process would yield a long hoped-for gas line.
Success or bust?

...both bodies criticized the education reform bill and gas line bill."In the education session, education finished last...Sen. Bill Wielechowski, D-Anchorage, said the gas line bill leaves Alaska in a vulnerable position with its corporate...
State | AK legislature
Butcher resigns as Revenue commissioner, heads to AHFC

...Roppel said Fauske's attentions had been divided between AHFC and AGDC and it became apparent with passage of the gas line bill this past session that there would need to be full-time focus on efforts to advance that project.


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