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Juneau Chamber talks commerce

Commerce, Community and Economic Development Commissioner Susan Bell highlighted the state's progress on energy and resource development issues during an address to the Juneau Chamber of Commerce's weekly luncheon crowd Thursday at Juneau International Airport. Bell spent the first portion of her speech talking about a strong business climate in the oil and gas industry under the new oil tax system - referred to by Republican Gov. Sean Parnell's administration as the More Alaska Production Act, but more commonly known as SB21.
New ad buys in Senate race

...permitting bill he supported while state Natural Resources commissioner. The bill, HB77, was cast by Gov. Sean Parnell's administration as part of a broader effort to improve the state's permitting process. But critics said it would have...
Analysis: Pension problems, proposals

It may have been dubbed the "Education Session," but it's possible that the biggest decision facing Juneau lawmakers is one tied to Alaskans who are leaving the workforce, not the one's being groomed for it.
State | Local | AK legislature
Senate Finance advances budget bill

...already included - for the proposed Susitna-Watana hydro project, despite a request for reconsideration by Gov. Sean Parnell's administration. Meyer has said the focus has been on pursuing a gas-line project and that there were some concerns...
State | AK legislature
Companies express support for gasline bill

JUNEAU - Oil and gas company executives said they're prepared to move into the next phase of pursuing a major liquefied natural gas project under terms of a bill that recently passed the Alaska Senate.
State | AK legislature
Legislative Roundup: March 16, 2014

Habeger appointed deputy Administration commish JUNEAU - Gov. Sean Parnell has appointed Don Habeger deputy commissioner at the Department of Administration.
State | AK legislature
Legislature ponders buying one quarter of gas pipeline

...language setting the state's participation in the project at 25 percent.SB138 was introduced by Republican Gov. Sean Parnell's administration and was developed from a pair of agreements with private companies slated to work with the state to develop...
State | AK legislature
Bill would cut Alaska ferry workers' salaries

...cost-of-living adjustments have traditionally been discussed in bargaining.Goldrich said he worries Gov. Sean Parnell's administration is using the bill as leverage. The way the bill is written, it would go into effect immediately after...
State | AK legislature
Dam project draws attention to renewable goal

JUNEAU - In 2010, the state adopted an energy policy that, among other things, set a goal of having 50 percent of Alaska's electric generation come from renewable and alternative energy sources by 2025.
State | AK legislature
My Turn: Pregnancy isn't a disease needing treatment

...babies from healthy women.The Democrat Party and Planned Parenthood, of course, oppose this action by Gov. Sean Parnell's administration. Former Juneau Rep. Beth Kertulla was quoted in the Empire as saying that the government shouldn't...


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