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House plays hookey in conference

...careful not to raise taxes so high that oil producers stop looking for more wells, while the House is siding with hired consultants who said the oil companies could afford a rate of 25 percent or more. House Majority Leader John Coghill, R-North...
Shaking up views of gas pipeline

...contract is signed, the chance of the project not being built would be only 1 percent to 5 percent. The administration hired consultant Pedro van Meurs, also a top global expert on the subject, who told the Legislature last month that if a contract...
Weyhrauch to seek ideas on retirement shortfall

...future capital projects and place the state in financial imbalance, Weyhrauch said. The panel will hear from a hired consultant, other experts and the public. Senate Bill 141 creates 401(k)-style accounts for new employees and returns...
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...maintenance authority is designed to spur the airline into correcting its problems, Lacey said, and he noted that it has hired consultants to assist in making changes. It is just the latest in a series of problems for the carrier in addition to the January...
Sen. Stevens tries to stall gold mine studies a newly discovered mineralized zone on the eastern side of the property, Borell said. The company has hired consultants exhaustively study the area's resources and environment, he said. "They have done the most thorough, the most...
My Turn: Assembly passes buck to Thane residents

...the issue of flightseeing disturbances. Community leaders need to rely on citizen input as much as they rely on hired consultants. Accepting the Baker study as the last word on this issue seriously compromises a broad, long-term, collaborative...
Parnell faces opposition to ACES changes despite House victory

...Clear and Equitable Share (ACES) Act in 2007, and the bribery-tainted Petroleum Profits Tax before that, they hired consultants to advise Alaska on how its taxes compared to others. Those studies, purchased by the Legislative Budget and Audit...
My Turn: Juneau's waterfront plan left high and dry

...But our elected officials fall flat with implementation. Politics and special interests intrude and the reports of hired consultants and facilitators are shunted aside. The opportunity is missed for Juneau to experience not simply the determination...
Alaska editorial: Take time with ACES

...the North Slope and said the jobs will disappear soon without having added any oil to the pipeline. Then a state-hired consultant told the Legislature he detected no drop in ConocoPhillips' capital spending in Alaska following the adoption of...
A common sense ruling

...seeking a neutral party to mediate the squabble. The shortcoming in this approach, however, was deferring to the hired consultant as the source of all authority. Lois Schwennesen of Seattle's Triangle Associates arrived in town insisting that...


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