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House Finance advances gas line bill

...TransCanada's involvement has continued to cause unease for some lawmakers, who question if this is the best deal for the state. Administration officials have cast the arrangement as a way for the state to not have to bear as much in upfront costs as it...
My Turn: Trading salmon for kilowatts is bad energy policy for alaskans

...balance between the need for power and environmental concerns." It is just the opposite. With this dam, the State Administration and Alaska Energy Authority (AEA) are asking Alaskans to choose between electricity and our wild resources...
Alaska Editorial: Arming VPSOs - state must study the idea and solicit input

...earlier this week. When the Legislature returns in January, the idea will be ripe for debate.That's because the state administration plans to look at the pros and cons in the interim. Public Safety Commissioner Joe Masters said he personally favors...
Former gov steps in to smooth-over potential diplomatic issue

...Japan, Pease said.REI rebuffedMeanwhile, the state administration has also been slow to sign a long-pending MOU...being given short shrift not only by the current state administration but also the producer-led LNG group."I'm...
Alaska editorial: Email privacy: Court ruling offers workable approach

...automatically exempt from the state public records law, and that's an important ruling in the public's interest.The state administration, for the moment, requires employees to copy all emails having to do with state business to the state email system...
Alaska editorial: The shipping news: EPA and TOTE reach deal on emissions

...and reduce pollution. But several questions about the deal remain.Alaska's congressional delegation and the state administration raised a warning late last month about the impending cost of new pollution rules for ships hauling goods to Alaska...
Ex-ferry head to run against Rep. Weyhrauch

...Juneau as a community. "I'd like to live in a city that is not the target of an indifferent, if not hostile, state administration," Doll said in a press release Friday. "I'd like to know that the people that have been my colleagues, neighbors...
Funds sought for vet wings at elder homes

...session to consider, among other things, appropriating $2.6 million in state funds to pay for the vacant beds. State Administration Commissioner Jim Duncan said Murkowski's proposal would not fill the 100 vacant beds and also would create added...
My Turn: Why don't they understand the concept of 'no more'?

...endorsed him for his position. Why didn't the state administration intervene and bring up the "no more" issue...on a 2-1 vote. By then there might be a new state administration quicker to defend Alaskans and the congressional...
Groups file suit against road plan

...against the Federal Highway Administration and the U.S. Forest Service. "We have brought this suit because the state administration has not listened to the people of Haines, Skagway and Juneau, who have consistently placed strengthening the...


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