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House Resources advances gas line bill

...long-hoped for gas line project. But he said he still had questions about ownership and control. He encouraged the Parnell administration to make sure this was the best deal the state could get. He said he wasn't sure it was, but if he knew a...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-04-10/house-resources-advances-gas-line-bill
State | AK legislature
Letter: Defend clean water, healthy habitat

...Alaskan people. The current state of the pesticide permitting process (catastrophically altered in 2013 by the Parnell administration) makes it simple for herbicides to be applied to state lands with no regard to public input or the proximity...

http://juneauempire.com/letters/2014-04-08/letter-defend-clean-water-healthy-hab
Letters
My Turn: It's not complicated: Alaska needs board members serving residents' interests

...Pawlowski may not have the skills or experience to negotiate with oil companies. It certainly is true that the Parnell administration has a lousy record of negotiating a good deal for Alaskans - take the Oil Giveaway as an example. However...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-04-07/my-turn-its-not-complicated-alaska-ne
Opinion
House Resources version of gas-line bill takes shape

...treatment plant and pipeline, with the state having an equity buy-back option. The arrangement has been cast by Parnell administration officials as a way for the state to not have to bear as much in upfront costs as it would on its own and as an...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-04-07/house-resources-version-gas-line-bill-t
State | AK legislature
Parnell calls committee pension plan 'immoral'

...that issues are being considered beyond the pension trust." There are also state budget considerations.A Parnell administration analysis of the two approaches showed Parnell's plan costing about $8.1 billion and getting rid of the unfunded...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-04-04/parnell-calls-committee-pension-plan-im
State | AK legislature
Katie John ruling wins Native leaders' approval

...times of shortage for rural Alaskans.The AFN viewed the lawsuit as an assault on subsistence rights."The Parnell administration's lawsuit was an assault upon the people of Alaska who depend upon hunting, fishing and gathering to feed...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-04-01/katie-john-ruling-wins-native-leaders-a
Local
House passes bill to end high school exit exam

...minimum standards." Anchorage Rep. Bob Lynn said. "I think a high school diploma should mean something."The Parnell administration originally wanted a three-year transition to give former students who held letters of achievement but not diplomas...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-03-26/house-passes-bill-end-high-school-exit-
State
My Turn: Striking the Right Balance: House Bill 77

...citizen's voice in decisions. Now Alaskans must stand up to our own state government to keep that strong voice.The Parnell administration has increasingly shut the public, regional, local and tribal governments out of major public and resource development...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-03-08/my-turn-striking-right-balance-house-
Opinion
Begich: Public money for public schools

...proposed U.S. constitutional amendment for a balanced federal budget.He said he commended the Legislature and Parnell administration for progress toward commercializing Alaska's natural gas resources. Lawmakers are mulling a proposed equity...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-03-04/begich-public-money-public-schools
State | AK legislature
Education = economic growth

...children. Sadly, Alaska has been falling behind because of cuts in education funding.For the duration of the Parnell administration, classroom education funding has been frozen, and that means a 7 percent funding cut when taking inflation...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-02-10/education-economic-growth
Opinion

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