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Egan aims to protect Juneau during budget crunch

Egan aims to protect Juneau during budget crunchLike most lawmakers, Juneau Sen. Dennis Egan expects Alaska’s multibillion dollar deficit to be the top issue during the upcoming legislative session.

Sitka Democrat prepares for bleak budget outlook

Sitka Democrat prepares for bleak budget outlookJonathan Kreiss-Tomkins thinks the state’s financial situation will mean a new reality for the state legislature in the upcoming session.

Cotten nominated as Fish and Game commish

Cotten nominated as Fish and Game commishFormer House speaker and former North Pacific Fisheries Management Council member Sam Cotten was only candidate interviewed.

Habitat director out, as Walker administration shifts approach to permitting

Habitat director out, as Walker administration shifts approach to permittingRandy Bates has been removed from his position as habitat director, and the new administration wants to reevaluate the state’s approach to land management.

Rep. Kito: Fund the basics, fix what’s broken

Rep. Kito: Fund the basics, fix what’s brokenLike most Alaska lawmakers, Juneau Rep Sam Kito III is worried about the impacts of shrinking state budgets. He’s especially concerned about funding for schools, police and basic services.

In first batch of early bills, no big ticket items

In first batch of early bills, no big ticket itemsIn a little over a week, the 29th Legislature will gavel in. In preparation, lawmakers have released the first batch of bills they plan to consider.

Anchorage Legislators consider ways to cut capital costs

Anchorage Legislators consider ways to cut capital costsBefore heading to Juneau, Anchorage Legislators are listening to community input on ways to cut state spending.

Walker: With state in red, oil tax credit payouts “unsustainable”

Walker: With state in red, oil tax credit payouts “unsustainable”The state still expects to collect $2 billion this year from other forms of oil revenue, including royalties, corporate income taxes, and property taxes from production.

As Walker forges own way on gasline, Republicans wary

As Walker forges own way on gasline, Republicans waryBill Walker has put the oil and gas industry on notice that he will be doing things differently from his predecessor.

Walker purges gasline board, rejects confidentiality agreement

Gov. Bill Walker has dismissed half of the Alaska Gasline Development Corporation board of directors.