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.
Governor Sean Parnell left Southeast Alaska project funding intact when he signed the capital budget Tuesday. But he blocked the transfer of money from one older project to another.
The state is looking at the issue of getting a natural gas project online from multiple angles.
Sen. Bert Stedman calls this year’s rollback of state taxes a “gift” to the oil industry. And while he’s not unhappy with many of the structural changes to the oil tax scheme in Senate Bill 21, he says the numbers just don’t make sense.
Munoz explains her initial vote against Governor Sean Parnell’s oil tax reform legislation, and says serving on the House Finance Committee was necessary to protect Southeast Alaska’s interests.
For the first time since 2010, the Alaska State Legislature has wrapped up in time. They approved 71 bills, a $2.2 billion capital budget, and a 737-mile in-state gasline.
After years of fighting for it, Gov. Sean Parnell has gotten his major legislative priority through: a reduction of the state’s oil tax rate.
The Alaska Legislature on Monday voted by the narrowest of margins to reject Governor Sean Parnell’s reappointment of Vince Webster to the state Board of Fisheries.