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My Turn: Alaska's love/hate affair with government spending

...our only real export is oil. Because it's caused by a global surplus, oil companies have no incentive to fill the pipeline right now, even if they could. Before the Budget Control Act was passed, the feds were pumping $12 billion of borrowed...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-01-30/my-turn-alaskas-lovehate-affair-gover
Opinion
My Turn: Blaming oil tax for deficit is wrong

...law changed the way tax credits are issued. Now they are tied to production to provide incentives to put more oil in the pipeline, as opposed to the prior credits which were based on dollars spent. Many of the exploration credits are going to smaller...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-01-29/my-turn-blaming-oil-tax-deficit-wrong
Opinion
Empire Editorial: Bars in our wake

...the ferry as the social equalizer, where Alaskans of all kinds mixed with the drinks.The ferry bar is a place where the pipeline welder and legislative lawyer talk, where a cheechako can meet and get to know someone born and raised in Angoon...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-01-29/empire-editorial-bars-our-wake
Opinion
Local lawmakers react to State of the State

...the speech, House and Senate Republicans said they were happy to hear Walker so confident about his plans to build the pipeline, although it no longer perks up their ears to hear a governor talk AKLNG."Of course, we've heard that from many...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-01-22/local-lawmakers-react-state-state
State
Southeast lawmakers talk budget and different words

...longer rely on oil to pay their way, as production will never be as high as it once was and "SB21 is not going to fill the pipeline back up.""All hands need to be on deck to work with the governor for the best interest of the state to work on this...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-01-14/lawmakers-talk-budget-and-different-wor
State | Local | AK legislature
Slope construction season still strong amid price plunge

...completion.Other work this winter and spring includes installation of the drill site facilities, power lines and the pipeline. Drilling of production wells will begin in May. About 700 people will be working on CD-5 this winter and spring...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-01-09/slope-construction-season-still-strong-
State | AK legislature
Politicos have tough hands to play in 2015

...projects were completed with money left over.Hundreds of millions of dollars in state-funded projects are still "in the pipeline" from prior year capital budgets.Alaska LNG Project proceedsMeanwhile, on the one big project that will really move...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-01-02/politicos-have-tough-hands-play-2015
State
Thanks for contributing to the Pipeline Skate Park open house

...As a member of the Friends of the Pipeline Skate Park, I was fortunate enough...held to celebrate the reopening of the Pipeline Skate Park. As the "Friends...see how supportive people were of the Pipeline Skate Park and healthy youth activities...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/030710/nei_571816538.shtml
Neighbors
Photos: Spare time skate time

Michael Ibias, 12, left, watches Nick Daniels, 8, as he practices a jump at the Pipeline skate park on Thursday. The pair has spent 6 hours a day at the park this summer, and when school begins, they say they will make time to skate.

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2014-08-17/photos-spare-time-skate-time
Neighbors
Jury deliberates pipeline false statement case

...prison.The FBI says an agent interviewed Olson in November and January and that Olson acknowledged responsibility for the pipeline explosion on Feb. 15, 1978, east of Fairbanks.The resulting small hole allowed 12,000 to 14,000 barrels of...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-10-16/jury-deliberates-pipeline-false-stateme
State

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