Bruce Tangeman, who ran the state’s Department of Revenue, also wrote that any potential new taxes would support what he called an unsustainable budget, as well as permanent fund dividends.
Minority caucus Republicans offered amendments that would cut $28 million, but none passed.
Keith Meyer, a former president of Cheniere LNG in Texas, was approved by the board of the state-owned Alaska Gasline Development Corp. Thursday morning.
“I somewhat inserted myself into the role that Mr. Boykin was (filling),” Gov. Bill Walker said.
Project spokesperson Kim Fox called it a milestone in Alaska’s long quest for a natural gas pipeline.
The board of directors for the group charged with advancing an in-state natural gas pipeline has been announced.