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House Finance proposes $9.1B operating budget increases for staff with the Alaska Gasline Development Corp., which has been working to advance an in-state natural gas pipeline project. The commerce subcommittee, in its report, said while valuable staff are key to AGDC's mission...
At hearing, public support for pipeline

Alaska senators listened to over an hour of public testimony Wednesday on a bill that enables the Alaska gas pipeline to move forward.
State | AK legislature
Legislature ponders buying one quarter of gas pipeline

The Alaska Legislature is expected today to move one step closer to buying one-quarter of a trans-Alaska natural gas pipeline. Late Tuesday, the Senate finance committee discussed an updated version of SB138, the pipeline bill.
State | AK legislature
Butcher resigns as Revenue commissioner, heads to AHFC

...of AHFC and president of the Alaska Gasline Development Corp., or AGDC, the group created to advance an in-state natural gas pipeline project.AHFC, in its release, said Fauske's resignation will allow him to focus full-time on the gas...
Alaska Gasline Development Corp. hires public relations specialist

ANCHORAGE - The Alaska Stand Alone Pipeline project office announced the addition of Lila Hobbs to the Public Affairs team on Wednesday. Hobbs will join the ASAP team as the public relations specialist.
Oil taxes to top agenda for next Legislature

JUNEAU - Oil taxes once again figure to be the dominant issue facing lawmakers as they begin their work in Juneau on Tuesday, though issues like education funding, energy and social concerns also are expected to be raised. Gov.
Gov. Sheffield stumps for in-state bullet gas line

"I want to talk about the future," former Governor Bill Sheffield said as he began his lecture to the Chamber of Commerce Business Roundtable Thursday.
Three things to watch for in the Legislature

JUNEAU - This could be a pivotal week in the debate over changing Alaska's oil tax structure, with all eyes on the Senate and whether a plan crafted late last week can garner enough votes to pass.
Kawasaki draws rebuke for conduct on House floor

...Speaker Mike Chenault made the rare step to go to the floor and speak in favor of a bill, in this case, an in-state natural gas pipeline bill.Kawasaki told reporters after the Interior delegation rebuked him during a news conference that he...
My Turn: Legislature must support renewable energy

By most accounts, $4 million is a lot of money, and anyone who complains about being given $4 million would be more than a little ungrateful.


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