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State Presents New Plan For ANWR Development

State Presents New Plan For ANWR DevelopmentAfter 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.

Jones, Brown reappointed to state boards

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.

Glacier Highway is officially a little bit longer

Glacier Highway is officially a little bit longerJuneau now has three more miles of road.

Parnell signs bills, resolutions supporting gun rights

Parnell signs bills, resolutions supporting gun rightsOne 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.

Treadwell to run for Senate

Treadwell to run for SenateLieutenant 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 policyIn 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 SlopeOn 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 poolGovernor 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 gasThe 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 industrySen. 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.