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September 27, 2015

In his call for a Special Session of the legislature to discuss a natural gas pipeline project, Governor Bill Walker surprised all the players by proposing a reserves gas tax on oil and natural gas. Such a tax would slam leaseholders on the Alaska North Slope for not bringing projects online.

September 4, 2015

While it is always a positive to see the Chief Executive visit the state, given the Obama regime’s hostility to resource development had a lot of us worried. So far, there are no new National Monuments (yet).

August 16, 2015

Looks like Governor Bill Walker is going to do his best impersonation of Tony Knowles by allowing the Department of the Interior to create Indian Country here in Alaska. The vehicle appears to be response to a 2013 Parnell lawsuit against tribal trust lands.

August 11, 2015

While the rest of the state is out chasing salmon and filling freezers, former Backbone member Bill Walker is busily “nationalizing” natural gas utilities here in Alaska, reversing a decades old move to privatization that has all but solved recent Railbelt natural gas shortages.

While the rest of the state is out chasing salmon and filling freezers, former Backbone member Bill Walker is busily “nationalizing” natural gas utilities here in Alaska, reversing a decades old move to privatization that has all but solved recent Railbelt natural gas shortages.

May 10, 2015

Had the opportunity to listen to a budget presentation on the State of Alaska budget wars by Jeff Jessee, CEO of the Alaska Mental Health Trust. It had about the content and tone that we have come to expect during the current budget wars, but it did set me to thinking (usually a painful process) about who pays for what around here.

Had the opportunity to listen to a budget presentation on the State of Alaska budget wars by Jeff Jessee, CEO of the Alaska Mental Health Trust. It had about the content and tone that we have come to expect during the current budget wars, but it did set me to thinking (usually a painful process) about who pays for what around here.

February 6, 2015

Governor Bill Walker paints himself as a Wally Hickel acolyte, doing everything possible to bring Alaska as the Owner State into being. In this, the Owner State is defined with Alaska and in turn, all Alaskans collectively owning all resources of the state. This worldview defines Walker’s actions and the actions of the Backbone group he represents.

December 31, 2014

Governor Bill Walker issued an administrative order Friday, December 26, 2014 directing all state agencies to stop non-obligated spending on the following six projects: the Ambler Road, Juneau Access Road, Watana Dam, Kodiak Launch Project, Knik Arm Crossing, and the Alaska Stand-Alone Pipeline Project.

December 24, 2014

There is a 200 mile proposed road in Alaska starting near Fairbanks and stretching west and north to give access to a mining district in the region. It is called the Ambler Road and is in the midst of route selection. There are few roads in that part of the state.

There is a 200 mile proposed road in Alaska starting near Fairbanks and stretching west and north to give access to a mining district in the region. It is called the Ambler Road and is in the midst of route selection. There are few roads in that part of the state. http://www.ambleraccess.org/projects/ambler/index.html

December 19, 2014

One of the refrains we hear from the Walker-ites and on the talk shows these days is that the fiscal crunch puts “everything on the table.” I would submit that everything is most certainly not on the table, as decisions by the new Walker administration will be driven by their worldview and prejudices just like those before they came into town.

With the crash in the per barrel price of oil to the $60/bbl range, we here in Alaska are faced with the latest round of fiscal crises. That level is about half the per barrel forecast that former Governor Parnell’s budget was based upon.

November 3, 2014

Unlike bureaucracy the capital formation process necessary to both private and public endeavor is similar to walking a tightrope with no net. There is only ruin if the endeavor is not successful.

Unlike bureaucracy the capital formation process necessary to both private and public endeavor is similar to walking a tightrope with no net. There is only ruin if the endeavor is not successful.

October 3, 2014

Alaska Right to Life Annual Dinner - Palmer

Saturday, October 4 at 7:00pm

Farm Loop Christian Center in Palmer, Alaska

5900 N Farm Loop, Palmer, AK 99645


 

Alaska Right to Life Annual Dinner - Palmer

Saturday, October 4 at 7:00pm

Farm Loop Christian Center in Palmer, Alaska

5900 N Farm Loop, Palmer, AK 99645

http://www.farmloopchristiancenter.org/Home.html

July 1, 2014

On July 2nd, the Alaska Arctic Policy Commission (AAPC) is hosting a public listening session on Arctic Policy issues. The session will be hosted and moderated by AAPC Commissioners Liz Qaulluq Moore and Reggie Joule who represent Alaska Native Corporations and Tribal entities.

On July 2nd, the Alaska Arctic Policy Commission (AAPC) is hosting a public listening session on Arctic Policy issues. The session will be hosted and moderated by AAPC Commissioners Liz Qaulluq Moore and Reggie Joule who represent Alaska Native Corporations and Tribal entities.

Topics covered will be related to sustainable communities, economies, security, and governance.

December 7, 2013

The Alaska Arctic Policy Commission (AAPC) will convene in Anchorage at the Dena’ina Center, Tikahtnu Room E, December 9 and 10 to continue working on a preliminary report delineating Alaska’s Arctic policy.

Public testimony will start 11:15 on Dec. 9 and continue for the rest of the day.  No pubic testimony will be taken on Dec. 10.

The Alaska Arctic Policy Commission (AAPC) will convene in Anchorage at the Dena’ina Center, Tikahtnu Room E, December 9 and 10 to continue working on a preliminary report delineating Alaska’s Arctic policy.

February 16, 2012

The Alaska Legislature is currently considering a bill that would join Alaska in an interstate compact changing the way the United States President is elected.   I have serious concerns about its true, negative, effects.  

January 28, 2012

So if the ice is supposed to be all gone, why pray tell is there more of it in the Bering Sea than local crabbers have seen in a nearly a generation?

Snark Alert! What follows is intentionally sarcastic and hopefully snarky.

It is winter here in Alaska. It has been a tough one, with over 22 days of below zero temperatures in Anchorage since October. And we have a couple more months of cold to endure.

January 24, 2012

For years Alaskans wondered why films and shows about Alaska were filmed outside Alaska. The reason was a simple one, it was just cheaper to film elsewhere. Until now…

January 23, 2012

Please join us for the next presentation in the

Oil and Gas Speaker Series

presented by the Alaska World Affairs Council