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Gov. Walker pitches TransCanada buyout

...Hawker, R-Anchorage, chair of the Legislative Budget and Audit Committee, and the co-chairs of the House Resources Committee, Reps. Ben Nageak, D-Barrow and Dave Talerico, R-Healy.Lawmakers also asked for details as to how the state...
The Latest: Study says drought cost to grow by $500 million

...drought relief a priority.Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski, the Republican chairman of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, wrapped up a Tuesday hearing about the drought by saying it highlighted the need to take up a broader bill than...
US Senator wants to change federal 'rural' label process

...Alaska communities unless done through an act of Congress.It has been referred to the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, which Murkowski chairs."We'll hold our breath, and wait and see what happens," said Saxman council president...
Forest Service chief expects busy firefighting season

...shifting funds from programs designed to prevent wildfires.Tom Tidwell testified before the Senate Energy and Natural Resource Committee that the fire season is 60 to 80 days longer than it was just 15 years ago, and he didn't expect any falloff...
JSD replaces texts that spurred protests

...writing and publication of localized texts with storylines similar to the replaced texts. In the meantime, the resource committee has recommended the use of Nicola I. Campbell's "Shin-Chi's Canoe," which tells the story of a young First...
Empire Editorial: HB 115 a political stunt and nothing more

...of victory is an unwise use of our dwindling resources."We agree.HB 115 has now been referred to the Senate Resources Committee, and if the Legislature has any sense, this bill will not receive another hearing before the legislative session...
Opinion | AK legislature
Empire Editorial: Thumbs up, Thumbs down for May 18, 2015

...she's always been foiled in that attempt.Now that Murkowski is chairwoman of the Senate's Energy and Natural Resources committee, we hope her efforts will be more successful. States in the Gulf of Mexico get a share of revenue from drilling...
My Turn: Can two gasline plans coexist? for the state. However, the proposed up-sizing plan is deeply flawed and deserves disciplined reconsideration.? Sen. John Coghill, R-North Pole, is the Senate Majority Leader and sits on the Senate Resources Committee.
Hidden Valley subdivision gains ground

...opinionsThe motion to designate the 66-acre parcel behind Lemon Creek has been bounced between the CBJ Lands and Resources Committee and Planning Commission since last spring as members disagree on whether the area meets remote standards.The...
Empowered pool board moves forward

...begin its term July 1 if the Juneau Assembly gives its final approval April 27. On Monday, the Assembly's human resources committee approved the ordinance that would begin electing voluntary members of the seven-person board. The measure will...


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