Becky Bohrer

Mon, 02/27/2017 - 16:26

Alaska Senate leader: Passing a Permanent Fund bill critical

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The majority leader of the Alaska Senate says he will consider this session a success if lawmakers pass the state operating and infrastructure budgets and a bill that allows for structured draws from Alaska’s oil-wealth fund.

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Push for ride-share companies in Alaska hits speed bumps

JUNEAU — The drive to allow ride-share companies like Uber and Lyft to operate in Alaska has hit speed bumps.

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Alaska fishing group flags concerns with income tax proposal

JUNEAU — A trade group for Alaska commercial fishermen is flagging concerns with a state House proposal that would reinstitute a personal income tax.

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Alaska lawmakers mull spending cap amid deficit

JUNEAU — Alaska has never violated its constitutional spending cap, but many Republican lawmakers consider the limit too loose and want it tightened to limit future government growth.

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PFD bill draws support from unusual allies

JUNEAU — Legislators on opposite ends of the political spectrum are supporting an Alaska Senate bill to restore the portion of Alaskans’ oil wealth checks cut by Gov. Bill Walker last year.

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Consultant raises concerns about Alaska gas project

JUNEAU — A legislative consultant has raised red flags about Alaska taking the lead on a major proposed liquefied natural gas project, even as Gov. Bill Walker has said he is comfortable with it.

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Park official off-duty comments draw watchdog attention

JUNEAU - A U.S. Interior Department watchdog says an official with Denali National Park and Preserve had a conversation of a sexual nature with park service employees that showed questionable judgment. Read more

Attorneys seek time for Pebble Mine suit resolution

JUNEAU - Attorneys want a federal judge to halt temporarily proceedings in a long-running legal dispute between the group behind the proposed Pebble Mine project and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Read more

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