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'Bridge to nowhere' funds threatened

...A spokeswoman for the Appropriations Committee chairman said both bridges are part of the amendment. Spokesmen for Gov. Frank Murkowski and the Knik Arm Bridge and Toll Authority said they were watching the amendment. "Anytime something like...
Big Oil reaps $5 billion in the last year

...companies make tons and tons of money, and the state makes tons of money," said Michael Chambers, a spokesman for Gov. Frank Murkowski. Gara suggests the state should look into a plan that exercises a minimum 5 percent severance tax on...
Privatizing state services costs $1 million

...take place. "The administration should be acknowledged for trying new things," he said. John Manly, spokesman for Gov. Frank Murkowski, said the pilot project was useful in gaining knowledge in how privatizing government services work. Andrew...
Backers get OK to collect names for gas tax

...would contribute to fiscal uncertainty in moving forward with the $20 billion project. Mike Chambers, spokesman for Gov. Frank Murkowski, said the governor also opposes the tax. It would invite lawsuits and would not be the right way to build...
Former governor's spokesman pleads guilty to harassment

A former spokesman for Gov. Frank Murkowski and husband of Juneau Assembly member Sara Chambers pleaded guilty to harassing his wife and received two years probation, according...
Palin resigns from state oil and gas commission

Sarah Palin, the outspoken chairwoman of the Alaska Oil and Gas Conservation Commission, is stepping down from her job, she said Friday.
Timber developer considers Petersburg

...Ted Smith and with the state. "We're for it and we're going to work toward it," said John Manly, spokesman for Gov. Frank Murkowski. "We'll try to connect them up with the financing that they need or take other helpful actions. That...
Measure would streamline permit applications

...have to worry about one process. They should not have to go five different places," Kerttula said. A spokesman for Gov. Frank Murkowski said the administration does not have a response to the bill at this time. Kerttula's bill would establish...
Bill would impose tax on gas reserves

...about adequate supply, given high prices and the current demand for gas in the Lower 48. John Manly, spokesman for Gov. Frank Murkowski, said the gas producers' leases require them to sell the gas if they have a willing buyer. Masha Herbst...
State seeks title to more lakes, rivers

...process before the state could obtain title to the bed of the lake, river or stream, said John Manly, spokesman for Gov. Frank Murkowski. Through that process, the state has obtained title to 13 bodies of water during the last 25 years. But...


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