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  1. Giessel, MacKinnon skeptical of new direction on Ak LNGRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jun 24 | Alaska Journal of Commerce

    The state House and Senate Resources committees are due to meet June 29 for a scheduled update from industry and state officials on the big pipeline and liquefied natural gas project. The hot topic will be Gov. Bill Walker's desire for the state to move into the lead role on the giant project, which became public this week in remarks to the press by Keith Meyer, newly-appointed president of the Alaska Gasline Development Corp., the state gas corporation that is the entity representing Alaska's interest.

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  2. Senate votes to tap Fund earnings to fill deficitRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jun 8 | Alaska Journal of Commerce

    Fourteen Alaska state senators were willing to put their names in the "Yea" column and vote to use the Permanent Fund's profits to pay for government services and restructure how the annual dividend payment is calculated. Hours before the June 6 Senate floor vote, Sen. Peter Micciche, R-Soldotna, said just prior to moving the bill out of the Finance Committee and to a floor vote, that the decision is a politically painful but fiscally responsible one.

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  3. Inside Real Estate: Test your knowledge of the Southcentral real estate marketRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jun 8 | Alaska Journal of Commerce

    Read more columns by Connie at www.cyalaska.com . Contact her at 907-229-2703 or [email protected] .

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  4. Fish Factor: Project underway to study impact of limited entry programRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jun 1 | Alaska Journal of Commerce

    Alaska began issuing limited entry permits for salmon fishing in 1975. Originally 1,372 permits were issued to residents of Bristol Bay; by 2007, only 735 permits remained under local ownership.

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  5. State approves 13 new ER beds for Providence in AnchorageRead the original story w/Photo

    May 26, 2016 | Alaska Journal of Commerce

    Providence Alaska Medical Center received approval from the state this month to add 13 rooms to its emergency department. The expansion, estimated to cost about $12.8 million, will include two ER beds specifically tailored to pediatric care.

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  6. Inside Real Estate: As you may have guessed, Anchorage home listings on riseRead the original story w/Photo

    May 26, 2016 | Alaska Journal of Commerce

    Spring and early summer is the time of year when sellers like to put their homes on the market and our uncertain economic outlook has no doubt helped increase Anchorage's inventory. A snapshot of a week's inventory of available homes in May when compared to the same time in 2015, shows a 64 percent increase in active for sale single family homes.

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  7. Walker says he'd veto Anchorage legislative office purchaseRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 15, 2016 | Alaska Journal of Commerce

    Gov. Bill Walker said Thursday that he would veto the purchase of a legislative office building in Anchorage if that item remains in the state infrastructure budget. Walker told The Associated Press the purchase is not compatible with where the state is financially right now.

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  8. Inside Real Estate: Friendlier building permit regime gives Mat-Su an edge over AnchorageRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 13, 2016 | Alaska Journal of Commerce

    According to the latest census data for 2015, Anchorage has lost 1,458 residents when compared to 2014 while her popular neighbor to the north, the Mat-Su Borough gained 1,801. How many of Anchorage's lost neighbors became residents of the Mat-Su is hard to calculate, but anyone who's driven the Glenn Highway in the past 12 months can attest to the growing long line of traffic back and forth.

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  9. Capital budget sliced to $80M in UGF; federal match raises total to $1.5BRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 13, 2016 | Alaska Journal of Commerce

    Just when it appeared Alaska's capital budget couldn't get smaller, the Senate Finance Committee found ways to cut state further. The committee version of the 2017 fiscal year capital budget, introduced April 11, contains just $79.7 million in new unrestricted general funds, which is more than $100 million less than Gov. Bill Walker's original capital budget request.

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  10. Senate Finance introduces bill to tap Permanent Fund earningsRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 13, 2016 | Alaska Journal of Commerce

    The Alaska Senate Finance Committee has unveiled its plan to fill much of the state's $4.1 billion annual deficit using the Alaska Permanent Fund. In April 12 meeting, Sen. Anna MacKinnon, R-Eagle River, and co-chair of the committee, debuted "in pencil - per the governor - a committee substitute for Senate Bill 128."

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  11. Inside Real Estate: Anchorage condo market holds steady so far in 2016Read the original story w/Photo

    Apr 6, 2016 | Alaska Journal of Commerce

    Condo sales in the Municipality of Anchorage have remained consistent year-to-date when compared to the same time as last year, and prices are stable with only 0.82 percent increase from 2015. This bodes well for the first-time homebuyer and downsizers who are looking to scale back their square footage and utility expenses.

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  12. Alaska House passes $8.66 billion budgetRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 11, 2016 | Alaska Journal of Commerce

    The Alaska House of Representatives worked into the early hours of Friday morning before passing an $8.66 billion state operations budget that includes $639.6 million in cuts from the current fiscal year. A majority of lawmakers turned down all 31 budget amendments that came before them, which meant the budget that passed the full House was the same one approved by the House Finance Committee earlier this week.

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  13. Report: More imported gasoline drives up in-state priceRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 2, 2016 | Alaska Journal of Commerce

    The Tesoro refinery in Nikiski mostly produces gasoline for in-state use and exports about 30 percent of each barrel as fuel oil according to a recently released report commissioned at the request of Sen. Anna MacKinnon, R-Eagle River, after the Flint Hills refinery closed in 2014. Photo/File/AJOC The market for Alaska's refineries is becoming even tougher with reduced demand and increased pressure to compete with imported fuels.

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  14. Assembly eases Anchorage marijuana setbacksRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 24, 2016 | Alaska Journal of Commerce

    Anchorage Assembly members Amy Demboski and Patrick Flynn consider land use rules for marijuana businesses at a meeting Tuesday, Feb. 23. Photo/DJ Summers/AJOC The Anchorage Assembly freed up more marijuana space for Anchorage on Feb. 23, but further limited the already scarce zones in Chugiak and Eagle River. The reconsideration holds the intent of the final Assembly land use package passed on Feb. 9 - which was packed with amendments adding additional restrictions to Chugiak and Eagle River - while partially responding to industry panic of overregulation in Anchorage.

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  15. Anchorage Assembly finalizes pot regsRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 10, 2016 | Alaska Journal of Commerce

    Anchorage's marijuana industry is set to begin, with a final package of municipal requirements coming only weeks before the Marijuana Control Board starts accepting licenses. Anchorage tightened certain regulations while holding off on others.

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  16. Two weeks down: Legislature takes up budget, taxes, fund earnings and Ak LNGRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 29, 2016 | Alaska Journal of Commerce

    The Legislature finished the second week of its 2016 session Friday, with committees settling down to work on bills and, most important, the budget for upcoming Fiscal Year 2017, which begins July 1. Lawmakers are still grappling with what to do about the huge state budget deficit, which Sen. Anna MacKinnon, R-Eagle River, co-chair of Senate Finance Committee, said could be near $4 billion. It's too early to know whether the Legislature will take a step toward a fundamental restructuring of the state's finances or whether things will descend again into the kind of political bickering that led to last year's end-of-session partisan standoff over the budget and a near-shutdown of the state government.

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  17. Walker announces hiring freeze as S&P downgrades AlaskaRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 6, 2016 | Alaska Journal of Commerce

    Standard & Poor's officially downgraded the State of Alaska's credit ratings Jan. 5, citing bottom-of-the-barrel oil prices that continue to balloon the state's budget deficit. The downgrades drop the state's general obligation debt rating from AAA to AA+; state appropriation-backed debt from AA+ to AA; and the rating on some moral obligation-backed bonds from the Alaska Energy Authority from AA to A+.

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  18. Walker plans for better relations with LegislatureRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 29, 2015 | Alaska Journal of Commerce

    Gov. Bill Walker shakes hands with Sen. Anna MacKinnon, R-Eagle River, left, Rep. Steve Thompson, R-Fairbanks, and Rep. Mark Neuman, R-Big Lake, right, after signing the bill to buy out TransCanada's share of the Alaska LNG Project in November. Walker had a rocky relationship with the Legislature in 2015, but is optimistic that the state's worsening fiscal situation will encourage all sides to work better together.

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  19. Movers & Shakers 11/01/15Read the original story w/Photo

    Oct 28, 2015 | Alaska Journal of Commerce

    PND Engineers Inc. has selected Wade Lundberg , P.E., to be a principal in the firm. Lundberg has 15 years of professional engineering experience, joining PND's Anchorage office in 2000 and transitioning to its Seattle office in 2007.

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  20. Gas tax shelved, buyout still on agendaRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 28, 2015 | Alaska Journal of Commerce

    Senate Finance Committee members Sen. Peter Micciche, R-Soldotna, left, Sen. Anna MacKinnon, R-Eagle River, center, and Sen. Pete Kelly, R-Fairbanks, listen to Deepa Poduval, principal consultant at Black and Veatch, and Department of Natural Resources Deputy Commissioner Marty Rutherford give a presentation on Gov. Bill Walker's proposed buyout of TransCanada at the Capitol on Oct. 26. Photo/Michael Penn/Juneau Empire Deepa Poduval, principal consultant at Black and Veatch, and Marty Rutherford, deputy commissioner of the Department of Natural Resources, left, give a presentation to the Senate Finance Committee at the Capitol on Gov. Bill Walker's proposed buyout of TransCanada from the Alaska LNG Project on Oct. 26. Photo/Michael Penn/Juneau Empire The state Legislature is plodding through its special session on natural gas issues, although the hot-button questions like a deal on state ... (more)

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