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Governor signs pipeline bill

...natural gas pipeline from the North Slope was signed last week by Gov. Frank Murkowski. House Bill 267, sponsored by House Oil And Gas Committee chairman Vic Kohring, a Wasilla Republican, authorizes the Alaska Railroad Corp. to issue up to $17...
Lawmakers confused over oil tax numbers on the important issues at The plan passed the House Oil and Gas committee after being presented as bringing in more...rather than the normal state financial analysis. House Oil and Gas Committee Chairman Kurt Olson, R-Soldotna, said...

...about a legislative workshop on natural gas pipelines, The Associated Press misidentified the chairman of the Alaska House oil and gas committee. He is Rep. Vic Kohring, not Rep. Ralph Samuels.
Legislators may try to dilute tax proposal

...Alaska Legislature think there will be an effort to pass a bill making a few tweaks to PPT but no substantive changes. House Oil and Gas Committee Chairman Rep. Kurt Olson, R-Soldotna, is one of those who has been reluctant to change the tax the...
GOP penalizes ringleaders of failed coalition

...Republican majority stripped Anchorage Republicans Nancy Dahlstrom and Mike Hawker of their committee chairmanships in the House Oil and Gas Committee and the House Ways and Means Committee, respectively. Both were members of the coalition made up of 13...
Alaska editorial: Major ethics legislation needed in light of scandal

...state's most influential lobbyists and most generous campaign cash distributors: guilty. This year's chairman of the House Oil and Gas Committee: indicted. A former speaker of the House: indicted. Two other former lawmakers: indicted. Next up...
Ogan remains in critical condition

...Ogan's heart to pump blood has improved in the last day, Saddler said at midday today. Ogan, 49, is chairman of the House Oil and Gas Committee, vice chairman of the Judiciary Committee, a member of the Legislative Council, a member of the House...
Exxon receives gas field extension

...You can't do the pipeline without Point Thomson," said Rep. Ralph Samuels, R-Anchorage, who serves on the House Oil and Gas Committee. "It has to be resolved either through the court system or make a deal. "So if the extension is a sign...
Exxon: Gas line bill needs work

...agreements on this project that allow us to develop this project on predictable and durable terms," Massey first told the House Oil and Gas Committee, then the Senate Resources Committee. "If fiscal terms can be changed in the future, then we are not...
Measure would halt corporate income tax cuts

...struggling with the bill but the association had not taken a position on it. Rep. Vic Kohring, chairman of the House Oil and Gas Committee, was less ambivalent. "It's denying their ability to be able to retain their deductions," Kohring...


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