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Walker brings back Palin's oil and gas team

...former DNR Commissioner Joe Balash, Mike Pawlowski, a deputy revenue commissioner who was deeply engaged in the gas pipeline negotiations, left his position at noon Monday.Myers, the incoming resources commissioner, and Rutherford, the new...
Consultant ousted after lawmakers say she aided governor's critic

...critical of the Murkowski administration's gas pipeline negotiations didn't end with last fall's purge at the...the government who raise questions about the gas pipeline negotiations. "It appears our position is very solid...
Alaska tax director to take part in gas pipeline negotiations

The state's tax director will work full time on gas pipeline negotiations as the Murkowski administration tries to close financial terms for a gas line by a self-imposed fall deadline. Dan Dickinson...
My Turn: Alaska should act on identity theft

Understandably the next legislative session will be dominated by gas pipeline negotiations. We hope that Alaskans will get the best deal possible from these negotiations, but legislators also need to keep up with other...
Irwin falls out of public view

Three days after the release of his potentially damaging memo questioning the legality of the state's gas pipeline negotiations, Natural Resources Commissioner Tom Irwin is nowhere to be found. The commissioner is on leave, a receptionist...
Complaint against Alaska attorney general dropped

...Attorney General David Marquez, a former oil industry lawyer and executive, recuse himself from Alaska natural gas pipeline negotiations. "I accepted this appointment as attorney general with my pledge to serve to the utmost limits of my abilities...
Murkowski revives possibility of a gas contract session

...a duck hunting trip to the surprising news that he was simply going to hand off two years' worth of natural gas pipeline negotiations to his successor. Sound off on the important issues at Not true, he told The Associated Press on Friday...
This year's legislative session a mad house from start

...session three weeks ago by taking testimony on two controversial bridge projects, hearing from experts on natural gas pipeline negotiations and oil tax reform plans, and picking apart a $6 billion shortfall owed in the state's pension system...
Alaska's oil tax structure must stand on its own

...modernize the state's oil tax structure to ensure a fair share of revenues for Alaska is independent of our gas pipeline negotiations, for the producers (ExxonMobil and BP) these two are intertwined. The producers have understandably asked...
Murkowski appointments raise eyebrows

...will revisit when the events of the day settle," Smith said as the new governor participated in reopened gas pipeline negotiations in Anchorage. Palin was inaugurated Monday in Fairbanks. Murkowski made the appointments Monday, apparently...


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