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Workers' comp, retirement to resurface in special session

...Senate say they are going to give both bills another try. Gov. Frank Murkowski, back in Juneau after two days of gas pipeline contract talks in Anchorage, met with both Republican leadership caucuses and was to meet with minority leaders later Thursday...
Legal opinions vary on state oil tax freeze

...45 years. Sound off on the important issues at Gov. Frank Murkowski is asking lawmakers to approve a natural gas pipeline contract between the state and major oil companies, including a provision that would guarantee the industry that its taxes...
Who wants to vote out Santa Claus?

...pages of a proposed natural gas pipeline contract, with backup material. They...the governor is handling the gas pipeline contract illustrates that Alaska has...say they oppose the proposed gas pipeline contract, but offer no alternative...
Juneau reaction to proposal is mixed

Conducting hearings on a proposed gas pipeline contract in Anchorage bothers some in Juneau, while others are not too worried. Sound off on the important issues at Hosting the Legislature...
New special session has new distractions

...lawmakers return for a special session starting July 12, the administration hopes changes they are making to a natural gas pipeline contract will encourage them to agree on an oil-tax bill and other issues. Sound off on the important issues at The House...
My turn: Just because the lawyers OK it doesn't mean it's right

...some other subject? If you consider such a deal morally repugnant, then you don't need lawyers to sort out the gas pipeline contract - it is cut from the same cloth and just as morally and ethically wrong. Alaskans should remind BP's Mr. Konrad...
Lawmakers again review oil taxes

...the second time the Legislature will consider that bill. Both bills, if passed, are to be included in the gas pipeline contract proposal Murkowski has already negotiated with the three oil companies that would build the pipeline, BP PLC...
TransCanada offers gas pipeline proposal

...between the state and the companies. Kvisle asked Gov. Frank Murkowski to consider changing the proposed natural gas pipeline contract to "defer determination of ownership in Canada or to reflect the key elements of a commercial agreement with TransCanada...
My turn: Playing fast, loose with rules

...doing so, they undermined the trust that is vital if the public is to believe the prospective oil tax and natural gas pipeline contract are being pursued in a manner consistent with Alaska's laws and constitution, or will produce results that are...
$260,700 in governor's campaign coffers

...executives and lobbyists from Alaska's three largest oil companies, with whom Murkowski has negotiated a natural gas pipeline contract proposal, plus most of his cabinet and top aides. The governor also has reached the $20,000 limit in campaign...


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