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My Turn: It's time for Alaska to drive its destiny

...gasline. If the company does, then it will have to pay to keep the gas in the ground.Think of it as Alaska's insurance policy for the future. If nobody withholds gas from a gasline, then the tax is never used. Without it, however, Alaska...
Special session set for return to Juneau

...penalize gas producers if they fail to commit their gas to the pipeline project."Think of this tax as an Alaskan insurance policy for Alaska's future," Walker said in a video-recorded announcement. "If everything goes well, everybody...
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With Boston out, can L.A. revive a US Olympic bid?

...was no firm plan for a media center, considered one of the biggest projects at any games. Even though complex insurance policies were in place, claims that the public wouldn't be on the hook for the multibillion-dollar sports event never...
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3 insurers plan to leave market that State Farm had offered individual health insurance policies in Alaska and other states through an alliance with...the state, including individual long-term care insurance policies.While Premera and Moda have expressed a commitment...
Gov. Walker signs eight bills into law

...instance, if a thief steals a plumber's tools and he is unable to work.? SB 15 reduces the tax on individual life insurance policy premiums exceeding $100,000 from 0.1 percent to 0.08 percent.? SB 19 allows road service areas to assimilate...
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For traders, oil's plunge takes a toll on egos and accounts

...kept betting that oil would fall further, but he was careful about it. He set up secondary trades that acted like insurance policies. When he was wrong and oil turned up, those trades would pull him out of the market quickly before losses snowballed...
Slack Tide: It's raining men-clouds

...and are not, contrary to some recent news reports, going extinct. Phew! (Although I'm not canceling my life insurance policy quite yet.) The article goes on to detail various signs of a red tide rising, most notably the traveling exhibit...
Slack Tide: A marriage based on intercourse

...playful verbal intercourse. That's the biggest reason we haven't drowned in the sea of laundry and dishes and insurance policies and stow-and-go seating for eight that scuttles so many other domestic partnerships.When it comes to communicating...
As Legislature enters the second half, here's a one-sentence guide to all 212 bills on its agenda up to $250 million to a regional health organization. SB47Creditors can't go after your un-matured life insurance policies if you declare bankruptcy. (Currently, the first $500,000 of the policy is protected. This would protect...
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Prefiled bills in plain English

...appointed to the State Medical Board.? SB 15 - Coghill - Decreases the tax on policy year premiums for life insurance policies.? SB 16 - Sen. Lesil McGuire, R-Anchorage - Declaring the Arctic policy of the state.? SB 17 - Wielechowski...
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