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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

...SB138, introduced by Gov. Sean Parnell, effectively kills the Alaska Gasline Inducement Act in favor of an in-state natural gas pipeline to Southcentral Alaska. Current plans call for the pipeline to end at a liquefaction facility, allowing...
State | AK legislature
Legislature ponders buying one quarter of gas pipeline

...within the corporation to oversee the project.The AGDC is a state-created entity tasked with pursuing an in-state natural gas pipeline project as a backup plan in case the large pipeline falls through. The corporation is working on that smaller...
State | AK legislature
Gov. Sheffield stumps for in-state bullet gas line

...didn't leave the audience without hope."We have the solution before us," Sheffield said. "It is an in-state natural gas pipeline."Specifically a smaller-diameter "bullet line" as opposed to a proposed 48-inch diameter pipeline...
Three things to watch for in the Legislature

...In-state gas line The House Finance Committee plans to hold its first hearing on a bill aimed at advancing an in-state natural gas pipeline project. One of the prime sponsors of HB4, Rep. Mike Hawker, said the bill would empower the Alaska Gasline...
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 tax revenues over the next 6 years, the House has approved spending $250 million on prep-work for an in-state natural gas pipeline that may never get built. These and other fossil fuel friendly measures dwarf recent state investment in...
Legislative session over with major legislation passed

The 2013 legislative session in Juneau ended shortly before midnight Sunday, capping an active 90-day session that saw lawmakers pass bills to cut oil production taxes, relax wastewater discharge restrictions on cruise ships, advance plans for a small-diameter gas pipeline and more.Business on the last day of session moved at an unusually relaxed pace, as legislators finished their work on controversial oil tax reform relatively early in the day before passing a state budget and several lower-profile pieces of legislation.
Three things to watch for in the Legislature

...HB4, a measure Reps. Mike Hawker, R-Anchorage, and Mike Chenault, R-Nikiski, aimed at advancing an in-state natural gas pipeline project. The bill is a priority for Chenault, Alaska's House speaker, who has said the in-state project...
Rotarians 'honored' by Parnell appearance

...domestic violence and sexual assault, as well as his push for oil production tax reform and support for an in-state natural gas pipeline, as examples.Parnell contends that his proposal on oil taxes - which would modify the current tax structure...


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