The federal government has a new proposal for defining handicrafts made out of sea otter pelts. But it’s not what some crafts-makers expected.
Alaska officials say the state was able to recover only about $144,000 in an auction to sell what was left of the now-defunct Matanuska Creamery.
The so-called “Frankenfish” resolution cleared the Senate Resources Committee on Friday, its last stop before a vote on the Senate floor.
Make Alaska Competitive Coalition says ACES’s progressivity should be lowered to prompt investment, production of unrecovered reserves.
The specter of declining oil production, and thus declining state revenue, hung over the room. At $9.8 billion, the House operating budget shaves a percentage point off Gov. Sean Parnell’s version and holds spending on state agencies at zero growth.
The Department of Interior has concluded its expedited review of Shell’s failed 2012 Arctic drilling campaign.
After hearing that their oil tax bill could mean at least $6 billion in revenue lost over the next five years, the Senate Finance committee made some adjustments on Thursday.
A major Southeast Alaska environmental organization has endorsed the latest Sealaska land-selection legislation. But a group of communities on or near Prince of Wales Island continues to strongly oppose the measure.
Alaska’s unemployment rate has been lower than the national rate for 51 straight months.
The latest rewrite of a bill cutting taxes on oil companies is expected to bring down state revenue by more than $1 billion next year.