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Preliminary education task force report answers few questions

...a joint House and Senate committee. He said a third-party contractor could also be considered."They got oil company executives telling you how to run the state, come on!" Egan said. "I just think we're going in the wrong direction...
House GOP independent on oil tax, budget

...we're off to a good start when no side thinks that it's good," said Pruitt. "You know, you have the (oil company) executives that have struggles, you have the minority that has struggles, and so that's a good sign, because I think...
Dueling superlatives on session

...system would give up hundreds of millions in annual state revenue starting next fiscal year without assurances from oil company executives that they will increase production on the North Slope.Rep. Les Gara and Sen. Bill Wielechowski, both Anchorage...
Former oil executives optimistic about natural gas pipeline bids

ANCHORAGE - Former oil company executives see hopeful signs in the results of bidding for a natural gas pipeline tapping Alaska's North Slope reserves. Sound off on the...
Oil firms urge no change to tax bill

For the second time in two days major oil company executives on Tuesday told Alaska lawmakers that a proposed 20 percent tax on net profits is high enough. They did not directly answer whether...
Oil industry cries foul at tax hike - or is it crying wolf?

...Alaska - Between bites of vodka salmon at the swankiest hotel in town, Alaska lawmakers got food for thought from oil company executives doing business in the state: Leave oil taxes alone. Two days later, industry leaders repeated that call at...
Alaska editorial: We want an honest, fairly crafted gas line proposal

...important issues at It's a sad time in Alaska's history with the revelation of government corruption. Two oil company executives pleaded guilty this week to bribing Alaska lawmakers with cash, the promise of jobs, contracts and favors in...
Senators criticize BP executives

...Thomas Barrett, chief of the Transportation Department's pipeline safety agency, told a Senate hearing at which oil company executives said they hope to present such a plan, possibly this week. "We must be assured that even a temporary limited...
Deck the halls: Mansion to welcome governor, public

...Palin, inaugurated as Alaska's ninth governor Monday in Fairbanks, has meetings this week in Anchorage with oil company executives before her announced arrival in Juneau on Friday. Monday is the traditional open house at the mansion. Fagerstrom...
Big Oil's PR blitz was shameful on the important issues at A front-page article in the Empire the other day had our governor joining with oil company executives in issuing this same threat to the Legislature. It doesn't take a Rhodes scholar to figure out whose interests...


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