The state and a regional development group are combining forces to develop a new business and management plan for the Alaska Marine Highway System.
Tyonek Native Corporation’s aviation services wing is expanding its aircraft maintenance and cyber warfare business with the acquisition of a new facility in Mississippi.
This is the fifth year Tanya Shakhov has run Project Citizen, and she’s used to classes picking topics like crime, substance abuse, and suicide that are grim, but keep students invested.
Proponents say the road extension will save lives by improving access to hospitals, but local community councils fiercely oppose it.
Oil industry advocates say the bill would devastate the state’s economy by discouraging investment.
It’s unclear what fallout on Alaska media will be after a partnership between the state’s largest newspaper and one of the world’s largest wire services has dissolved.
The House passed the amendment that rewrote the bill with the minimum votes required, 21-16.
Walker also pushed back against a different legislative proposal to draw money from Permanent Fund earnings to cover the state’s $4 billion deficit.
State budget director Pat Pitney warned that shorting the Kivalina school project could reopen lawsuits about inequalities in rural school funding.
The House Rules Committee released its version of House Bill 247, which scales back tax credits for oil and gas industry, on Thursday.