Gov. Mike Dunleavy’s proposed state budget draws over $3 billion more than planned from the Alaska Permanent Fund. That puts the budget on a collision course with a state law meant to build the fund in the future.
Gov. Mike Dunleavy says he’s holding meetings to engage Alaskans, adding, “Alaskans must buy into the decisions being made in Juneau.”
Alaskans will celebrate the 75th anniversary this year of the Alaska Highway. Organizers of those celebrations plan to include tributes to the African-American soldiers who helped carve the road out of rugged wilderness.
A U.S. State Department official said planning is well under way for the big, biennial meeting of top diplomats from the eight Arctic Council member nations to be held this spring in Fairbanks.
Exxon and Chevron have made major contributions to a campaign that wants to preserve a controversial oil tax law that passed this year, according to recent filings with the Alaska Public Offices Commission.