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Judge rejects Alaska challenge to roadless rule

Judge rejects Alaska challenge to roadless rule

A U.S. District Court Judge in Washington, D.C., has rejected a challenge by the state of Alaska to the Clinton-era “roadless rule” for the Tongass National Forest.

Alaska House get’s its turn on oil tax bill

Alaska House get’s its turn on oil tax bill

The House gets its first stab at the Senate’s oil tax package Friday.

Parnell satisfied with Senate oil tax reform bill

Parnell satisfied with Senate oil tax reform bill

But the governor says the Alaska House of Representatives should take its own look at the legislation, and make any changes members deem necessary.

Debate gets underway as oil tax bill reaches Alaska Senate floor

Debate gets underway as oil tax bill reaches Alaska Senate floor

While there wasn’t a formal debate on the bill, the small Democratic minority took advantage of a procedural motion to get answers on what the changes would do to the state treasury.

Parnell Administration, unions reach tentative agreement

Parnell Administration, unions reach tentative agreement

The Parnell administration and two public employee unions have reached tentative agreement for a new three-year contract to begin in July.

Latest oil tax bill expected to cost state over $1 billion

The latest rewrite of a bill cutting taxes on oil companies is expected to bring down state revenue by more than $1 billion next year.

Senate Finance Committee produces new version of oil tax bill

Senate Finance Committee produces new version of oil tax bill

Under the Senate finance committee’s substitute, companies would pay lower taxes on oil from the North Slope than they do on shale from the Eagle Ford formation in Texas, the Haynesville formation in Louisiana, or the Bakken formation in North Dakota.

House trims Parnell’s budget

Lawmakers in the House of Representatives have trimmed Gov. Sean Parnell’s operating budget by two percent.

House passes bill on water rights

House passes bill on water rights

In a late night vote, the Alaska House passed legislation that would change the way water rights are processed.

Parnell remains against Medicaid expansion

Parnell remains against Medicaid expansion

Parnell said that he will not ask legislators to put any money toward broadening the health program and opening it up to more low-income Alaskans.