Category Archives: Economy
Phil North, the man the Pebble Partnership says was the mastermind behind the effort to block its proposed mine in southwest Alaska, spent a full day answering questions from a congressional committee Thursday.Read More
Co-chair Steve Thompson says concerns were raised during public testimony on provisions related to mining and fishing. He says he wants to work with industry and other legislators to try to come up with something that will be acceptable and still meet some of the goals set out by Walker.Read More
So far this year, the state budget includes no money for the fund. But a bill passed by the Senate this week would try to replace some of that funding in years to come.Read More
The third time was the charm for Gov. Bill Walker’s attempts to fill seats on Alaska’s Board of Fisheries.
A joint session of the House … more
Lawmakers designated Kachemak Bay a critical habitat area in 1974, which was incompatible with Homer Port and Harbor activity. The port director says normal operations technically violated the area's environmental protections.Read More
The Rasmuson Foundation commissioned the report. Foundation President and CEO Diane Kaplan said the report gives the legislature and the governor a chance to reflect on how their actions will affect different groups.Read More