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Treadwell to run for Senate

Treadwell to run for Senate

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.

Parnell looks to Europe for insight on oil tax policy

Parnell looks to Europe for insight on oil tax policy

In April, Gov. Sean Parnell traveled to Europe for what he described as a “fact-finding mission” on international oil tax structures.

BP To Increase Number Of Rigs On North Slope

BP To Increase Number Of Rigs On North Slope

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.

Parnell blocks fund transfer from Hoonah dock to Sitka pool

Parnell blocks fund transfer from Hoonah dock to Sitka pool

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.

Parnell administration shifts focus from oil to natural gas

Parnell administration shifts focus from oil to natural gas

The state is looking at the issue of getting a natural gas project online from multiple angles.

Stedman: Oil tax break a ‘gift’ to industry

Stedman: Oil tax break a ‘gift’ to industry

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.

Rep. Munoz reflects on 2013 legislative session

Rep. Munoz reflects on 2013 legislative session

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.

No Special Session for Legislature

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.

Legislature Approves Tax Cut for Oil Companies

Legislature Approves Tax Cut for Oil Companies

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.

Webster loses BOF seat as legislature holds confirmation votes

Webster loses BOF seat as legislature holds confirmation votes

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.