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  • Tensions flare between House, governor over pipeline project

    Tensions flared Monday between members of the Alaska House and Gov. Bill Walker over how best to advance state efforts to secure a major gas pipeline project, with a visibly upset Walker denouncing a bill from the speaker of the House as "the most un-Alaskan thing I've ever seen put together."
  • Panel takes Medicaid-expansion items from department budget

    A House subcommittee on Friday removed items related to Medicaid expansion from the Alaska health department's budget, despite the objections of minority Democrats, and called on Gov. Bill Walker to introduce a separate bill on expansion to spur a...

    Budget proposal could ground some department aircraft

    A budget proposal laid out Thursday could wind up grounding two search and rescue helicopters and a plane capable of prisoner and personnel transports. An Alaska House subcommittee denied a $2.4 million request by the Department of Public Safety for an...

    Walker plans to pursue 2 export-capable gaslines

    Gov. Bill Walker said he wants Alaska to pursue two natural gas pipeline projects, both of which would be capable of exporting liquefied natural gas. The state has been pursuing a major liquefied natural gas project known as Alaska LNG with BP PLC, Exxon...

    Murkowski pushes back on federal government in speech

    U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski used her speech before state lawmakers Wednesday to push back against a federal government that she says seems to want to starve the trans-Alaska pipeline system of new oil. Murkowski, chair of the Senate energy committee and...