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Governor says ballot initiative is a contract deal-breaker

...chooses, he added. "My guess is that we will deal with it in the second special session when we also deal with the gas-line contract," Stevens said. Andrew Petty can be reached at .
My turn: Fiscal certainty on steroids Session. Sound off on the important issues at Now we are gathered listening to the roll out of the "secret" gas line contract. "Is this contract in the fiscal interest of the state?" The Revenue commissioner and governor promise to make...
Gas line contract needs to benefit the people

The Alaska Gasline Port Authority's all-Alaska gas line appears to be in the best interests of the public, judging by the polls asking Alaskans which gas line proposal they would like to see pursued in Alaska. In the Alaska Constitution (Article 8, Section 8.1), it clearly points out, "It is the policy of the State to encourage the settlement of its land and the development of its resources by making them available for maximum use consistent with the public interest." It seems, for some reason, the Murkowski administration has forgotten to mention maximum benefit is not solely for the benefit of the state's treasury department, but also for the benefit of the public - the very public who technically owns the resources to begin with.
Alaska Editorial: Gas line supporters need public support

...public acceptance of his natural gas line contract negotiated with the major North...reasons - is skeptical of the gas line contract. Many legislators are skeptical...speeches. They need to revise the gas line contract to address the public's worries...
Lawmakers will head back to Juneau for special session

...ratified by the Legislature, also failed to pass. Manly said the governor also will ask lawmakers to continue the gas line contract discussions but he did not know if there would be any changes from the legislation that was proposed last session...
Alaska editorial: Governor's gas tax plan could backfire

...there is no sense taking the chance that even if a gas line contract could be signed and delivered before the understand that this provision of the proposed gas line contract is the wrong way to win the battle. He is trying...
Murkowski has a vision for Alaska

...would benefit all participants. Sound off on the important issues at Gov. Murkowski understands that getting a gas line contract signed and building it would raise our standards of living and improve the quality of life for all Alaskans. There...
Candidates need to address schools, jails

...been No. 1 in these areas for decades; yet there is no anger or alarm. Gubernatorial candidates talk about the gas line contract as if they're going to sit down by candlelight and write it themselves. Let's make them talk about what's...
Knowles known to favor Big Oil

...doubt what approach to the all important gas line negotiations he will take, or whose interests a Knowles-industry gas line contract will best serve. Campaigning on his "experience," Knowles claims he'll "hit the ground running" if again...
Menge: Focus is gas line, not how he got job

...criticizing the governor for giving up too much in a draft gas line contract with oil producers. Six of Irwin's top deputies...could make it more difficult for the governor to get a gas line contract through the Legislature. "The administration has...


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