OK, this will be short. Really. I’ve spent the week writing a detailed document on how the oil giveaway passed ...
ANCHORAGE: Opponents of Proposition 1 are running a misleading push poll designed to confuse Alaskans about the upcoming referendum. In contrast ...
The bipartisan Indian Law and Order Commission recently presented its findings here in Alaska. The Commission, which is composed of experts from across the political spectrum, found that the Parnell Administration’s record on rural law enforcement is “fundamentally on the wrong track.” ... Full story
Too much spin makes one nauseous. If you ask the public, in politics it either makes you nauseous, or not care. What's the saying? You can fool some of the people some of the time, but.....well, someone help me with how that one goes - folksy sayings aren't my strength. ... Full story
Over the past five years, the two of us have had the privilege of traveling across America and around the world to visit with our extraordinary troops, veterans and military families — and time and again, we have been awed by your service and sacrifice. ... Full story
Both the Chukchi and Beaufort Seas face imminent developmental threats in 2013 and 2014 through planned exploratory activities and eventual development. Multiple huge offshore seismic explorations are staging now for massive activity in several regions of the American Chukchi and Beaufort Seas. ... Full story
The money Senate Bill 21 gives back to BP, ConocoPhillips, and Exxon will leave Alaska with about the same amount of income Alaska had from oil in 2002 when the discontinuation of dividends and re-imposition of the income tax was the primary issue of the 2002 Governor's Race. ... Full story
Well, in my view this session has been a disaster with glimmers of good. I wish I could put a true and happier spin on this, but I can’t. I’m including two press releases, one good and one bad. ... Full story
I’m sorry for not bugging you with one of these newsletters in a while – work has been crazy, and I’ve been battling to fix what I think is the worst piece of legislation this state has seen in a long time – an oil tax bill that will create a fiscal cliff, cause $2 billion per year in annual deficits, and result in a loss of jobs through ripple effects across the state. ... Full story