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Legal opinions vary on state oil tax freeze

...30 to 45 years. Sound off on the important issues at Gov. Frank Murkowski is asking lawmakers to approve a natural gas pipeline contract between the state and major oil companies, including a provision that would guarantee the industry that its...
Who wants to vote out Santa Claus?

...early to make these predications. The governor has handed the lawmakers almost 1,000 pages of a proposed natural gas pipeline contract, with backup material. They can screw it up, but the conduct of lawmakers in the recent session indicates...
New special session has new distractions

...lawmakers return for a special session starting July 12, the administration hopes changes they are making to a natural gas pipeline contract will encourage them to agree on an oil-tax bill and other issues. Sound off on the important issues at The...
TransCanada offers gas pipeline proposal

...between the state and the companies. Kvisle asked Gov. Frank Murkowski to consider changing the proposed natural gas pipeline contract to "defer determination of ownership in Canada or to reflect the key elements of a commercial agreement with...
My turn: Playing fast, loose with rules

...doing so, they undermined the trust that is vital if the public is to believe the prospective oil tax and natural gas pipeline contract are being pursued in a manner consistent with Alaska's laws and constitution, or will produce results that...
$260,700 in governor's campaign coffers

...executives and lobbyists from Alaska's three largest oil companies, with whom Murkowski has negotiated a natural gas pipeline contract proposal, plus most of his cabinet and top aides. The governor also has reached the $20,000 limit in campaign...
Alaska Digest

...Gov. Frank Murkowski still wants an up-or-down vote this special legislative session on his proposed natural gas pipeline contract, but he's not likely to get it. A growing number of state lawmakers say they won't approve the deal with...
Murkowski heads to pipeline talks

ANCHORAGE - Gov. Frank Murkowski has traveled to Texas to negotiate on a natural gas pipeline contract with the heads of the three largest North Slope oil companies. The face-to-face talks come as a deadline nears for Murkowski...
Alaska editorial: Don't jump to conclusions in wake of investigation

...purportedly related to a leading oil field services company, the recently approved oil taxation overhaul, and the natural gas pipeline contract made a splash across the news pages and on radio and television. "Throw the bums out," is a cry that might...
Palin's campaign echoes 1996 run

...head with the important decisions the next governor will have to make, including finalizing a North Slope natural gas pipeline contract, he says. What Knowles doesn't mention is that the former two-term governor's own political arc followed...


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