This week, Alaska lawmakers and government officials are meeting in Anchorage to discuss what they see as “federal overreach.”
Hundreds of business and political leaders from Canada, Oregon, Washington, Montana and Idaho have come up to Alaska to talk about what these places all have in common.
Supporters of a referendum to repeal the state’s new oil tax turned in more than 51,000 signatures on Saturday to the Division of Elections Anchorage office.
After getting a “no” from the Department of the Interior, Gov. Sean Parnell has doubled down on a plan to conduct seismic testing in a section of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.
Governor Sean Parnell has reappointed two Juneau residents to state boards. Zachary Jones will continue serving on the State Historical Records Advisory Board; and Ben Brown has been reappointed to the Alaska State Council on the Arts.
Juneau now has three more miles of road.
One of the most controversial bills is Alaska’s version of a “Stand Your Ground” bill. It allows a person to use deadly force if they’re in a situation where they feel threatened, as long as they’re not trespassing.
Lieutenant Governor Mead Treadwell announced early this morning he’s running for Senate. He said he’s entering the race, instead of running for reelection, because he knows he can win.
In April, Gov. Sean Parnell traveled to Europe for what he described as a “fact-finding mission” on international oil tax structures.
On Monday, BP committed to spending at least a billion dollars in Alaska over the next few years. The oil giant plans to use that money to bring two drill rigs to Prudhoe Bay and to potentially expand into undeveloped parts of that field.