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Alaska Chamber makes Medicaid expansion a priority

Alaska Chamber makes Medicaid expansion a priority

The Alaska State Chamber of Commerce has adopted Medicaid expansion as one of its top state legislative priorities.

French enters lieutenant governor’s race

French enters lieutenant governor’s race

French had been considering a run for governor, but set aside those plans after Juneau Native leader Byron Mallott announced he would seek the Democratic nomination.

Mallott kicks off gubernatorial campaign

Mallott kicks off gubernatorial campaign

Byron Mallott filed as a candidate for governor today, making him the first Democratic candidate to officially jump into the race.

Treadwell calls for more aggressive tack on state sovereignty

Treadwell calls for more aggressive tack on state sovereignty

When the Citizens’ Advisory Commission on Federal Areas last met, the theme was overreach from Washington. But this go-round, it seems the group is unexpectedly dealing with federal underreach.

Parnell announces AGDC board appointments

The board of directors for the group charged with advancing an in-state natural gas pipeline has been announced.

Sullivan steps down as Commissioner as Senate race heats up

Sullivan steps down as Commissioner as Senate race heats up

Natural Resources Commissioner Dan Sullivan is stepping down from his post amid talk that he’s planning a run for U.S. Senate.

Schools struggle with heating bills, but no takers for loan program

Schools struggle with heating bills, but no takers for loan program

In 2010, the legislature established a loan program to help bring down costs, but schools haven’t used the funds as a fix.

Oil tax referendum to appear on ballot

Oil tax referendum to appear on ballot

It’s official: A controversial tax cut on oil companies will be put to a vote. “Vote Yes — Repeal the Giveaway” has met all of the legal requirements to get on the ballot.

Oil Tax battle wages on through regulatory process

Oil Tax battle wages on through regulatory process

Both supporters and opponents of the recently passed tax overhaul aren’t totally pleased with how the regulatory process is going.

French considers run for governor

French considers run for governor

The Alaska Democratic Party may finally have at least one candidate in the race for governor. Hollis French, a state senator from Anchorage, announced today he’s considering jumping in.