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Exxon, Chevron spend big against oil tax referendum

Exxon, Chevron spend big against oil tax referendum

Exxon and Chevron have made major contributions to a campaign that wants to preserve a controversial oil tax law that passed this year, according to recent filings with the Alaska Public Offices Commission.

Parnell open to funding Southeast hydro

Parnell open to funding Southeast hydro

There are no Southeast hydroprojects in the governor’s budget proposal. But he says he’s open to funding the right ones.

Will smaller capital budgets mean fewer jobs?

Will smaller capital budgets mean fewer jobs?

But with less tax money coming in, the days of fat capital budgets are coming to an end. Should Alaskans be worried about what that means for the state unemployment rate?

Bill Walker talks up natural gas to Juneau Chamber

Bill Walker talks up natural gas to Juneau Chamber

While Gov. Parnell was unveiling his budget in Anchorage, a political challenger was talking energy in Juneau.

Parnell proposes ‘belt-tightening’ state budget

Parnell proposes ‘belt-tightening’ state budget

At an Anchorage Chamber of Commerce luncheon and then again with reporters, Parnell emphasized the need to pull back on state spending.

Gov. Parnell to unveil proposed budget — down $2B

Gov. Parnell to unveil proposed budget — down $2B

Gov. Sean Parnell will unveil his proposed budget following a new revenue forecast predicting $2 billion less income.

With State In The Red, Lawmakers Considering Savings Withdrawal

With State In The Red, Lawmakers Considering Savings Withdrawal

With Gov. Sean Parnell’s budget due out next week, there’s plenty of speculation over what exactly will be in it.

Oil Tax Revenue Expected To Decline By $2 Billion

Oil Tax Revenue Expected To Decline By $2 Billion

The State of Alaska is expecting to take in $2 billion less in oil taxes over the next fiscal year, according to the Department of Revenue’s fall forecast.

Alaska Groups Give Passing Grade To Reworked HealthCare.gov

Alaska Groups Give Passing Grade To Reworked HealthCare.gov

Groups in Alaska working to sign people up for health insurance on the federal marketplace say the website is working much better.

Juneau resident Dick Knapp appointed to MTAB

Knapp is a retired Coast Guard admiral and former Alaska Department of Transportation commissioner. More recently he has been chairman of Citizens Pro Road.