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Evolution of Alaska's oil taxes

...mild compared with what was to come.As the ACES bill progressed through the Legislature in 2007, each House and Senate committee wanted to put its mark on the bill. Oil prices were rising at the time, along with fuel prices at the pump, and...
Lawmakers approve $500K furniture budget

ANCHORAGE - An Alaska state House-Senate committee has approved a $500,000 budget for new furniture at the Anchorage Legislative Information Office that is being remodeled, but...
Letter: So close to stability

When I was in the Legislature, I chaired the House committee that, with a like Senate committee, drafted the original investment strategy for the Permanent Fund.We expected the Permanent Fund to grow until its earning capacity...
My Turn: Why not the Permanent Fund?

...SB138) and its two components, the MOU and the Heads of Agreement. I have expressed my concerns to the House and Senate committees regarding the MOU's proposal to have TransCanada acquire what would otherwise be the state's 25 percent equity...
Senate panel supports alcohol 'no sell' list

...Association also calls for comprehensive treatment and case management for the city's most problematic drinkers.The Senate committee included the project in the $1.9 billion capital budget that was unveiled Monday, the Anchorage Daily News reported...
My Turn: Veterans care is improving in Alaska

...collaboration to improve veterans' care.More needs to be done to reduce the VA backlog in the Lower 48, and a Senate committee has proposed expanding VA funding to get that done. If Congress can focus on veterans care like our Congressional...
Senate committee moves gov's education omnibus bill

JUNEAU - The Alaska Senate Education Committee moved Gov. Sean Parnell's omnibus education bill Friday after rejecting amendments offered by the committee's lone Democrat. The bill moves to the Senate Finance Committee.
State | AK legislature
Senate Finance advances gas line bill

JUNEAU - A bill aimed at advancing a major liquefied natural gas project in Alaska cleared a key Senate committee Friday, with a provision that would allow for a portion of the state's royalty revenue from the project to go toward energy...
State | AK legislature
Senate panel correction allows minor citations to be posted to windshields

JUNEAU - An Alaska Senate committee on Thursday approved a bill proposing to delete language in a state law that requires authorities to serve minor citations in person...
State | AK legislature
Why CIA, senators still feuding over 9/11 secrets Those interests have collided during the Senate committee's exhaustive review of the CIA's detention overseas prisons. This week, the head of the Senate committee, Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., went public...
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