The State Houses – What’s At Stake in 2010

Thirty-nine states will be electing a governor during the 2009-2010 election cycle. Of these, eighteen races will not include an incumbent and four incumbents who will be running were not elected to their current position. The recession and huge budget deficits threaten to undercut the power of incumbency for governors running for reelection.

The Current Line-Up

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Alaska in the News

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Alaska Gubernatorial Headlines:

DECEMBER 2013

Democratic legislators want disclosure of donors in federal campaigns (Anchorage Daily News, 12/3/13)

NOVEMBER 2013

Are Alaska’s rates of uninsured children really that bad? (Alaska Dispatch, 11/29/13)
COMMENTARY: Hollis French: Citizen power versus corporate power (The Cordoba Times, 11/29/13)
Alaska Democrats campaign to reinstate Sarah Palin’s tax policies (Newsmax, 11/29/13)
OPINION: Gov. Parnell hurts Alaskan women and costs Alaskans millions of federal dollars for uncompensated care (Seward Phoenix Log, 11/28/13)
COMMENTARY: Compass: Parnell puts party before Alaskans’ health (Anchorage Daily News, 11/27/13)
COMMENTARY: Parnell decision hurts Alaskan women, costs state millions (Alaska Journal of Commerce, 11/26/13)
COMMENTARY: What others say: Rejection of Medicaid expansion the wrong decision (Peninsula Clarion, 11/26/13)
COMMENTARY: Alaska shouldn’t be missing from climate change group (Anchorage Daily News, 11/25/13)
Does SB21 violate Alaska’s constitution? The courts should decide (Alaska Dispatch, 11/24/13)
EDITORIAL: Medicaid decision wasn’t best course (Fairbanks Daily News-Miner, 11/24/13)
COMMENTARY: Hollis French: Progress for Alaska requires change at the top (Anchorage Daily News, 11/23/13)
COMMENTARY: Repeal SB21 and start real partnership with oil industry (Anchorage Daily News, 11/23/13)
COMMENTARY: Parnell’s Medicaid decision affects 43,000 Alaskans (Anchorage Daily News, 11/23/13)
COMMENTARY: Compass: Parnell’s Medicaid decision is a slap at Alaskans (Anchorage Daily News, 11/22/13)
Parnell staying out of Alaska Senate race (Politico, 11/21/13)
Losing parties in redistricting suit say they won’t appeal (Anchorage Daily News, 11/21/13)
Parnell decides against Medicaid expansion, meets criticism (Alaska Journal of Commerce, 11/21/13)
COMMENTARY: Byron Mallott: Politics trumps good policy (Alaska Journal of Commerce, 11/21/13)
Koch brothers group behind new ads targeting Begich over health care (Anchorage Daily News, 11/21/13)
Parnell rejects Medicaid expansion (AP, 11/20/13)
EDITORIAL: Parnell wrong on Medicaid (Anchorage Daily News, 11/20/13)
Fairbanks plaintiffs, Democrats rule out redistricting appeal (Fairbanks Daily News-Miner, 11/20/13)
Walker, Fleener may need to keep governor, lt. governor bids separate (AP, 11/19/13)
State backtracks on resources permitting hearings (AP, 11/19/13)
COMMENTARY: Parnell: Obamacare Medicaid expansion – Alaska can do better (Peninsula Clarion, 11/19/13)
State considering investing billions into a pipeline project (Anchorage Daily News, 11/18/13)
Judge discards challenges to Alaska redistricting plan (Anchorage Daily News, 11/18/13)
Alaska says no to Medicaid expansion (Washington Post, 11/18/13)
Suddenly, Alaska politicians intrigued by plan for state to own part of proposed gas pipeline (Alaska Dispatch, 11/18/13)
Parnell declares state disaster in Western Alaska (KTVA, 11/18/13)
History suggests bid to recall Alaska legislator Holmes faces uphill battle (Alaska Dispatch, 11/17/13)
VIDEO: Parnell rejects Medicaid expansion in Alaska (KTVA, 11/15/13)
Chorus of disappointment over Alaska Medicaid rejection (Alaska Dispatch, 11/15/13)
Sitka urges governor to accept Obama’s Medicaid plan (KTOO, 11/14/13)
Parnell calls out Begich on health care (AP, 11/14/13)
COMMENTARY: Mallott: Medicaid expansion breaks through the muck of party politics (Anchorage Daily News, 11/13/13)
Assemblyman says state campaign finance rules could hinder reelection bid (Anchorage Daily News, 11/13/13)
Federal panel condemns Alaska’s village justice system (Anchorage Daily News, 11/13/13)
As storms continue in Western Alaska, residents wonder: Where is Gov. Parnell? (Alaska Dispatch, 11/13/13)
Enroll Alaska resumes enrollment after Alaska subsidy calculation fixed (Anchorage Daily News, 11/13/13)
Report blames state justice system for lack of public safety in rural Alaska (Alaska Dispatch, 11/13/13)
Glitches thwarted, Healthcare.gov Alaska enrollment restarts (Alaska Dispatch, 11/12/13)
Who’s behind websites aiming to confound Alaska enrollment in Healthcare.gov? (Alaska Dispatch, 11/12/13)
APOC asked to weigh in on independent Alaska governor campaign (AP, 11/12/13)
Begich says he enrolled via online marketplace (Peninsula Clarion, 11/11/13)
Republican National Committee to make big Alaska push (AP, 11/8/13)
Panel advances pay plan for top Alaska officials (AP, 11/6/13)
Group to submit recall application targeting Rep. Lindsey Holmes (AP, 11/5/13)
French seeks info on sexual assault allegations (AP, 11/5/13)
Keeping state-funded Medicaid study secret won’t improve Alaska’s public discourse (Alaska Dispatch, 11/4/13)
Growing state deficit signals new era in Alaska finances (Alaska Dispatch, 11/3/13)
Alaska’s public retirement system may need a cash infusion, says Parnell administration (Alaska Dispatch, 11/2/13)
Alaska Legislature ‘likes’ Facebook access, but with conditions (Alaska Dispatch, 11/1/13)
Alaska health commissioner defends withholding report analyzing Medicare expansion (Alaska Dispatch, 11/1/13)

OCTOBER 2013

State should drop secrecy on Medicaid expansion report (Alaska Dispatch, 10/31/13)
Panel proposes salary increase for gov, lt. gov (AP, 10/31/13)
Governor announces nominees to Pacific Salmon Commission (SitNews, 10/31/13)
COMMENTARY: Medicaid expansion — it’s your business (Juneau Empire, 10/31/13)
Campaign donations to Joe Miller may be used to pay legal debts (Alaska Dispatch, 10/31/13)
State: Medicaid report isn’t an Alaska ‘public record’ (Alaska Dispatch, 10/31/13)
Support grows for Obamacare expansion of Medicaid in Alaska (Alaska Dispatch, 10/30/13)
So goes Alaska, goes Indian Country: Byron Mallott’s campaign for gov. (Indian County Today, 10/30/13)
State claims ‘deliberative privilege’ in keeping Medicaid expansion report secret (Alaska Dispatch, 10/30/13)
Constitutional questions dog latest plan to redraw election districts (Alaska Dispatch, 10/30/13)
Who’s running for Anchorage mayor? ‘Oh heavens — who isn’t?’ (Anchorage Daily News, 10/28/13)
Parnell calls raises for state officials, including governor, ‘reasonable’ (Alaska Dispatch, 10/26/13)
Alaska GOP chair backtracks on comment that police work isn’t dangerous, stands firm on excessive pay (Alaska Dispatch, 10/22/13)
Alaska Democratic Party leaders offer Mallott a unanimous endorsement for governor (Alaska Dispatch, 10/19/13)
Democrats’ central committee backs Mallott (Anchorage Daily News, 10/19/13)
Gov. Parnell urges agreement between Interior gas utilities (Fairbanks Daily News-Miner, 10/19/13)
Panel urges pay raise of nearly $6,000 for Parnell, salary hikes for commissioners, too (Alaska Dispatch, 10/18/13)
Democrats rally for Byron Mallott (AmandaCoyne.com, 10/16/13)
Hollis French swaps roles, 2014 gubernatorial field likely set (Alaska Commons, 10/16/13)
French decision helps clear way for Mallott in governor’s race (Alaska Dispatch, 10/16/13)
Mallott holds first campaign rally, gets French’s support (Anchorage Daily News, 10/16/13)
Murkowski makes appeal shortly before fiscal crisis deal is brokered (Alaska Dispatch, 10/16/13)
Democratic state Sen. French to run for Alaska lieutenant governor, backs Mallott for governor (AP, 10/16/13)
French to run for lieutenant governor (Alaska Public Media, 10/16/13)
Craig Fleener to run for Lt. Governor (Fairbanks Daily News-Miner, 10/15/13)
Alaska’s two Dan Sullivans face name-recognition challenge in quest for office (Alaska Dispatch, 10/15/13)
Amid questions of Alaska bona fides, Sullivan launches Senate campaign (Anchorage Daily News, 10/15/13)
Mallott: Being governor ‘isn’t about me’ (Juneau Empire, 10/15/13)
Mallott officially launches campaign for Alaska governor (AP, 10/15/13)
Amid questions of Alaska bone fides, Sullivan launches Senate campaign (Anchorage Daily News, 10/15/13)
Pebble foes face paying $1M in legal fees (Anchorage Daily News, 10/15/13)
Mallott kicks off gubernatorial campaign (APRN, 10/15/13)
Craig Fleener declares run for lieutenant governor with independent Bill Walker (Alaska Dispatch, 10/14/13)
Governor talks Mat-Su issues at meeting with chamber members (Mat-Su Frontiersman, 10/12/13)
Last-minute legislative scramble kills popular Alaska regional development program (Alaska Dispatch, 10/11/13)
Feds’ closure of Alaska land violates federal law (National Review, 10/10/13)
State, small businesses weigh in on health care strategies (Journal of Commerce, 10/10/13)
Senators ask Parnell to lighten up on federal health care law (Journal of Commerce, 10/10/13)
Alaska disputes shutdown of wildlife refuge lands (Wall Street Journal, 10/9/13)
Alaska’s Big Three oil companies prefer limited competition (Alaska Dispatch, 10/8/13)
Parnell objects to Alaska refuge access closings (Fairbanks Daily News-Miner, 10/6/13)
Democrats push governor for Medicaid report (Fairbanks Daily News-Miner, 10/6/13)
Why is Parnell keeping secret state report on Medicaid expansion? (Alaska Dispatch, 10/4/13)
$1 million cruise industry donation to University of Alaska hides lucrative tax credits (Alaska Dispatch, 10/3/13)
Alaska PFD: Oil wealth dividend will help federal workforce (Alaska Dispatch, 10/2/13)
How the federal govt shutdown affects Alaska (Alaska Dispatch, 10/1/13)

SEPTEMBER 2013

Alaska tax cut boosts value of oil company’s Umiat field by $1 billion (Alaska Dispatch, 9/28/13)
Lawmakers consider giving guns to village public safety officers (Alaska Dispatch, 9/28/13)
Without Medicaid expansion, least-fortunate Alaskans face double jeopardy (Alaska Dispatch, 9/27/13)
Sale of federal helium facility helps secure funding for Alaska schools and cleanup of legacy wells (Alaska Dispatch, 9/27/13)
Alaska governor: State reviewing new information in Hartman murder case (Fairbanks Daily News-Miner, 9/26/13)
Assembly move to delay labor-law vote irks unions, allies (Anchorage Daily News, 9/24/13)
Balash named acting DNR commissioner (AP, 9/24/13)
OPINION: Governor Parnell – DO the right thing for our salmon habitat (Alaska Native News, 9/23/13)
COMMENTARY: Maybe all of Alaska’s state, federal officials should pack heat? (Alaska Dispatch, 9/19/13)
‘Ghosts of subsistence past’ raised before US Senate as Natives, Alaska scuffle in Congress (Alaska Dispatch, 9/19/13)
Prospect of massive cut to food stamp programs leaves Alaskans nervous (Alaska Dispatch, 9/19/13)
AUDIO: 2013 Alaska Permanent Fund dividend checks will be $900 (APRN, 9/18/13)
Alaska oil and gas jobs continue growth, but tax-cut opponents offer different causes (Alaska Dispatch, 9/16/13)
VIDEO: Unions turn in triple the signatures needed for AO37 repeal petition (KTUU, 9/16/13)
Does a Dan Sullivan run for Senate clear path for Joe Miller? (Alaska Dispatch, 9/15/13)
Unions say they have enough signatures to put labor ordinance on Anchorage ballot (ADN, 9/14/13)
Begich says ‘bring it on’ to the GOP (Anchorage Daily News, 9/14/13)
Governor Parnell announces AGDC Board appointments (AP, 9/13/13)
Natural Resources Commissioner Dan Sullivan to resign; will he run? (Alaska Dispatch, 9/12/13)
Treadwell targets Begich, but may face crowded GOP primary (Anchorage Daily News, 9/12/13)
Byron Mallott confirms plans to run for governor (AP, 9/9/13)
Fabricated fundraising invite trumps up attack on Begich, foments fracas (Alaska Dispatch, 9/9/13)
A conflict between Alaska and feds over Arctic policy? (Alaska Dispatch, 9/8/13)
COMMENTARY: Byron Mallott could be a true voice for all Alaskans (Alaska Dispatch, 9/7/13)
Is Parnell snubbing Japanese gasline investors to please Big Oil? (Alaska Dispatch, 9/6/13)
Alaska Federation of Natives forms new advisory panel (Fairbanks Daily News-Miner, 9/6/13)
COMMENTARY: French will restore Alaska (Peninsula Clarion, 9/5/13)
Alaska governor calls for investigation of armed, EPA-led task force (Alaska Dispatch, 9/5/13)
Alaska employees retirement gap grows, legislative attention increases (Alaska Dispatch, 9/4/13)
Byron Mallott jumps into governor’s race (KTOO, 9/4/13)
Alaska backs NRA in lawsuit against Feds (KTOO, 9/4/13)
Alaska employees retirement gap grows, legislative attention increases (Alaska Dispatch, 9/4/13)
AUDIO: Byron Mallot jumps into governor’s race (Alaska Public Media, 9/3/13)
Byron Mallott to run for Alaska governor (Alaska Dispatch, 9/3/13)
New polling: Senator Begich has a lead over Lieutenant Gov. Mead Treadwell (KDLG, 9/2/13)

AUGUST 2013

COMMENTARY: Room for more in go race (Anchorage Daily News, 8/31/13)
State appeals Interior denial of ANWR plan (Journal of Commerce, 8/30/13)
Virginia, Alaska team up to boost commercial space launch offerings (Washington Post, 8/29/13)
Treadwell turns to Ohio Republicans for help funding Alaska Senate campaign (Alaska Dispatch, 8/28/13)
Senators want proposed Alaska abortion regs pulled (AP, 8/28/13)
Sen. French considers run for governor (Seward City News, 8/28/13)
Palins enlist in national ‘Defund Obamacare’ movement (Alaska Dispatch, 8/28/13)
Mining in the Arctic: Development comes at high price for industry, regulators (Alaska Dispatch, 8/27/13)
Parnell establishes regulation guidelines (Fairbanks Daily News-Miner, 8/27/13)
Parnell sets new regulatory guidelines meant to increase efficiency, lower costs (AP, 8/27/13)
AK Beat: Parnell signs directive aiming to make Alaska government more efficient (Alaska Dispatch, 8/26/13)
Modest progress for Alaska health insurance exchange (Alaska Dispatch, 8/26/13)
EDITORIAL: Doing the job: Parnell administration’s Alaska-hire decision simply followed the law (Fairbanks Daily News-Miner, 8/25/13)
Governor announces appointments to ASMI board (Anchorage Daily News, 8/23/13)
Memo: Proposed abortion regulations likely unconstitutional (KTUU, 8/23/13)
State of Alaska may consider same-sex partners of employees as ‘immediate family’ (Alaska Dispatch, 8/23/13)
New oil tax rules drawing complaints from industry (Anchorage Daily News, 8/22/13)
COMMENTARY: Alaska’s strong economy impacts ‘Alaska-hire’ zones of underemployment (Journal of Commerce, 8/22/13)
Gara decides to seek re-election to Alaska House (AP, 8/22/13)
AUDIO: Industry rep pushes Parnell plan for Tongass (KRBD, 8/21/13)
Big Oil: Ballyhooed Alaska tax cut may not yield new production (Huff Post Politics, 8/20/13)
AUDIO: The campaigns are getting started on both sides of the debate about repealing Senate Bill 21 (KDLG, 8/19/13)
Parnell administration guts statewide Alaska hire, allows unfair competition (Alaska Dispatch, 8/19/13)
OPINION: Parnell needs to call for audit of rail extension (Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman, 8/17/13)
COMMENTARY: Gov. Parnell – Alaska made right call on Obamacare exchanges (Journal of Commerce, 8/15/13)
Democrat Hollis French files to weigh a run against Parnell for Alaska governor (Alaska Dispatch, 8/14/13)
French files letter of intent to run for governor (KTUU, 8/14/13)
Democrats sue over latest Alaska redistricting map (Anchorage Daily News, 8/13/13)
AUDIO: “Federal Over-Reach Summit” is being held in Anchorage (KDLG, 8/12/13)
Alaskans invited EPA, so Parnell’s ‘federal overreach’ does not apply (Alaska Dispatch, 8/12/13)
COMMENTARY: Parnell must do right thing for Alaska’s salmon habitat (Alaska Dispatch, 8/10/13)
Rep. Gara seeks lower student loan rates (Juneau Empire, 8/9/13)
Anchorage lawmakers wants new spotlight on high Alaska student loan rates (Anchorage Daily News, 8/7/13)
Democrat Bob Williams files for Alaska Lt. Gov race (AP, 8/6/13)
Former teacher of the year Bob Williams running for lieutenant governor (Alaska Dispatch, 8/6/13)
Another ANWR denial (Petroleum News, 8/4/13)
Lawmakers pushing to lower Alaska student loan interest rates (Fairbanks Daily News-Miner, 8/4/13)
State not happy with federal rejection of ANWR exploration plan (Alaska Dispatch, 8/3/13)
Alaska Railroad CEO to step down (AP, 8/2/13)
Tea party group weighs role in AK Senate race (AP, 8/1/13)
Walker planning to run as independent for Alaska governor (AP, 8/1/13)
Denied: Interior rejects state application for ANWR work (Journal of Commerce, 8/1/13)
AUDIO: Legislative task force to perform educational review (Alaska Public Media, 8/1/13)
Bill Walker switches from Republican to independent in his gubernatorial bid (Alaska Dispatch, 8/1/13)

JULY 2013

Palin PAC raises $460K in first half of year (AP, 7/31/13)
Parnells meet, greet and feed Homer crowd (Homer Tribune, 7/31/13)
State to seek reconsideration of ANNWR rejection (AP, 7/31/13)
Gov. Parnell talks Alaska with Homer (Homer News, 7/31/13)
Alaska’s Treadwell gets super PAC for 2014 Senate bid (Alaska Dispatch, 7/31/13)
Energy Economics conference: Did Alaska cut oil tax too much, or not enough? (Alaska Dispatch, 7/31/13)
Why Sarah Palin’s PAC is losing money (National Journal, 7/31/13)
Sen. Sarah Palin? Poll finds Alaskans not sold yet (Politico, 7/30/13)
Election a year away but Alaska rhetoric in full swing (AP, 7/30/13)
Signatures add up for referendum on oil tax bill (Fairbanks Daily News-Miner, 7/30/13)
AUDIO: Oil tax referendum meets ballot requirements (APRN, 7/29/13)
Referendum push on oil tax cuts clears signature hurdle (Anchorage Daily News, 7/29/13)
Governor issues statement on ANWR plan denial (Alaska Native News, 7/29/13)
Referendum will give Alaskans up-or-down vote on Parnell oil tax cut (Alaska Dispatch, 7/26/13)
Alaskans turn to Texas for advice on how to turn tide on overflowing prisons (Alaska Dispatch, 7/25/13)
Lawmakers frustrated with lack of sequester-related budget information (Fairbanks Daily News-Miner, 7/25/13)
Accusations fly on both sides as Alaska’s oil-tax repeal initiative’s ballot prospects improve (Alaska Dispatch, 7/25/13)
Debate heats up over Alaska’s version of ‘stand your ground’ (Alaska Dispatch, 7/24/13)
Big Oil’s Alaska problem (CNN Money, 7/24/13)
Gov. Parnell asks Wal-Mart to keep buying Alaska fish (Homer News, 7/24/13)
Parnell continues to support self-defense bill (AP, 7/22/13)
Alaska voters to weigh oil production slide vs. costly tax incentives (Washington Times, 7/22/13)
EDITORIAL: Still strange: Election plan links disparate regions (Fairbanks Daily News-Miner, 7/20/13)
Parnell asks Walmart’s CEO to reconsider salmon buying decision (Alaska Native News, 7/19/13)
Fed-bashing continues at Arctic-focused economic conference (Alaska Dispatch, 7/19/13)
Native rights group sues state over elections (Anchorage Daily News, 7/19/13)
Dozens speak against moving jet squadron to Anchorage (AP, 7/19/13)
Judge says state violated its own procurement process (KTOO, 7/19/13)
Attorneys: Challenge planned to redistricting map (AP, 7/19/13)
Begich: Big lead in fundraising over GOP rivals (AP, 7/19/13)
Does redistricting change Southeast election dynamics? (KTOO, 7/18/13)
New plan returns many lawmakers to familiar territory (Journal of Commerce, 7/18/13)
Redistricting Board sticks with new plan, rejecting complaints about Interior district (Anchorage Daily News, 7/18/13)
Citizens petition for voter referendum on oil tax change (Journal of Commerce, 7/18/13)
Treadwell reports $170K in fundraising for Senate race (AP, 7/18/13)
Gov. Parnell to picnic with the people (Homer Tribune, 7/17/13)
Governor’s Family Picnics get under way this week (KTOO, 7/17/13)
Parnell to testify at Eielson F-16 transfer meetings in Fairbanks, North Pole (Fairbanks Daily News-Miner, 7/17/13)
Sen. Begich raises nearly $1M in 2nd quarter (AP, 7/15/13)
Oil tax repeal group turns in more than 50,000 signatures (KTOO, 7/15/13)
Parnell calls for testing in Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (Bristol Bay Times, 7/13/13)
Oil-tax repeal backers claim 51,000 Alaska signatures, far more than needed (Alaska Dispatch, 7/13/13)
Alaska’s latest redistricting plan pits GOP incumbents against each other (Alaska Dispatch, 7/12/13)
Referendum backer says signatures will be gathered (AP, 7/11/13)
AUDIO: Begich responds to Palin challenge with questions over residency (Alaska Public Media, 7/11/13)
Oil tax repeal group reports raising more than $63K (AP, 7/11/13)
EDITORIAL: Jewell response on ANWR laughably, provably dishonest (Journal of Commerce, 7/11/13)
State applies for seismic exploration in ANWR coastal plain (Journal of Commerce, 7/11/13)
Effort to scrub signatures from oil-tax petition only has 2 takers (Alaska Dispatch, 7/10/13)
Will Alaska’s unfunded pension, health liabilities swamp future state budgets? (Alaska Dispatch, 7/10/13)
AUDIO: Palin talks Senate run, but state GOP hears radio silence (Alaska Public Media, 7/10/13)
Tax-cut foes say their referendum will make ballot (Anchorage Daily News, 7/10/13)
Alaska unveils new plan to explore for oil in wilderness area (Wall Street Journal, 7/9/13)
Alaska seeks Wildlife Refuge access in oil hunt (Wall Street Journal, 7/9/13)
VIDEO: Governor launches second attempt at ANWR mapping (KTVA, 7/9/13)
State applies for seismic exploration permit in ANWR coastal plain (Journal of Commerce, 7/9/13)
AUDIO: State presents new plan for ANWR development (APRN, 7/9/13)
Palin considering Senate run ‘because people have requested it’ (Alaska Dispatch, 7/9/13)
Bristling over ‘federal overreach,’ Alaska officials plan to fight back (Alaska Dispatch, 7/9/13)
Oil tax cut repeal unites old political foes (Alaska Dispatch, 7/8/13)
Alaska oil companies overstating tax burden? (Alaska Dispatch, 7/7/13)
Alaskans should watch redistricting after Voting Rights Act decision (Alaska Dispatch, 7/6/13)
Signature drive for oil tax cut repeal winding down (KTOO, 7/5/13)
Sen. Begich may benefit from GOP woes (Fairbanks Daily News-Miner, 7/5/13)
COMMENTARY: Parnell’s missed LNG benchmarks and market opportunity (Journal of Commerce, 7/3/13)
Alaska extends agreement with TransCanada on North Slope gas pipeline (Platts, 7/3/13)
Alaska seeks to keep up pressure on gas line (AP, 7/3/13)
Giffords misses mark in pitch to Alaska for stricter federal gun regulations (Alaska Dispatch, 7/2/13)
Parnell unhappy with pace of LNG pipeline project (Homer News, 7/2/13)
House speaker Boehner to attend Alaska fundraiser (AP, 7/2/13)
COMMENTARY: Alaska officials continue to push dead-end proposal for development in the Arctic Refuge (Huffington Post, 7/2/13)
Gara hasn’t ruled out run for Alaska governor (AP, 7/1/13)
Will all views on school funding be represented on legislative panel? (Alaska Dispatch, 7/1/13)

JUNE 2013

Murkowski, Parnell aim to turn back clock in Tongass (Alaska Dispatch, 6/30/13)
A helping hand for ag (Mat-Su Frontiersman, 6/29/13)
Parnell signs education bills in Kotzebue (The Arctic Sounder, 6/28/13)
Parnell signs resolution calling for more exploration of rare earth elements (Juneau Empire, 6/27/13)
EDITORIAL: Dems play race card in first attacks on Treadwell (Journal of Commerce, 6/27/13)
Parnell scolds industry for slow progress on LNG pipeline (Journal of Commerce, 6/27/13)
Fact check: Breaking down BP investment in Alaska’s oil patch (Alaska Dispatch, 6/26/13)
COMMENTARY: Stand strong for Alaska – sign the petition (Juneau Empire, 6/26/13)
Obamacare is coming — but Alaska may not be prepared (Alaska Dispatch, 6/26/13)
Supreme Court decision on Voting Rights Act has broad impact in Alaska (Anchorage Daily News, 6/25/13)
Voting Rights Act: What does ruling mean for Alaskans? (Alaska Dispatch, 6/25/13)
LNG developments frustrate Alaska (UPI, 6/24/13)
Parnell raises concerns with pipeline progress (AP, 6/21/13)
Alaska LNG project companies miss Parnell’s deadline (Alaska Dispatch, 6/21/13)
Consultant hiring workers to talk voters out of backing repeal of oil tax cut (Anchorage Daily News, 6/20/13)
State awaits key decision from producers on large LNG export project (Journal of Commerce, 6/20/13)
AUDIO: Parnell signs bills, resolutions supporting gun rights (Alaska Public Media, 6/20/13)
Parnell signs deal for Flint Hills refinery (Homer News, 6/19/13)
Murkowski comes out in support of gay marriage (Alaska Dispatch, 6/19/13)
Sparks fly early in Alaska Senate race (The Hill, 6/19/13)
Republican Treadwell announces Begich challenge (Roll Call, 6/18/13)
Lt. Gov. certifies pot initiative application (Juneau Empire, 6/14/13)
Alaska candidates announce plans far in advance of 2014 (AP, 6/13/13)
Parnell signs sweeping sex trafficking law (Fairbanks Daily News Miner, 6/12/13)
Parnell signs bill to extend state’s contract with Flint Hills oil refinery (Fairbanks Daily News Miner, 6/12/13)
Deadline looming, Alaska oil tax repeal petition gains momentum (Alaska Dispatch, 6/11/13)
Democrats criticize Gov’s tax bill (Juneau Empire, 6/11/13)
Alaska Redistricting Board to begin work on redrawing voting districts (Alaska Dispatch, 6/10/13)
Is Parnell’s plan for oil exploration in ANWR legal? (Alaska Dispatch, 6/9/13)
COMMENTARY: Alaskans deserve a vote on whether multi-billion-dollar tax cut should stand or be repealed (Fairbanks Daily News Miner, 6/8/13)
Even before Alaska’s oil-tax cut, jobs and pay in the industry soar (Alaska Dispatch, 6/7/13)
COMMENTARY: Let’s give Alaska oil tax reform a chance to work (Alaska Dispatch, 6/7/13)
COMMENTARY: Parnell: The Alaska oil comeback has begun (Journal of Commerce, 6/7/13)
Parnell looks to Europe for insight on oil tax policy (APRN, 6/7/13)
Parnell claims oil-tax referendum could have ‘chilling effect’ on Alaska investment (Alaska Dispatch, 6/6/13)
Parnell defends oil tax bill at World Affairs Council (Juneau Empire, 6/6/13)
Alaska Tea Party launches salvos at Common Core education standards (Alaska Dispatch, 6/4/13)
Alaska lobbying group quietly plows ahead to open ANWR (Alaska Dispatch, 6/3/13)
Kansas official takes active interest in Alaska elections (Anchorage Daily News, 6/3/13)
Alaska governor pushes domestic energy options (CNN, 6/1/13)
Kris Kobach takes active interest in Alaska elections (Anchorage Daily News, 6/1/13)
Alaska governor touts Keystone, Arctic refuge in GOP address (The Hill, 6/1/13)
VIDEO: Gov. Sean Parnell seeks to reopen ANWR drilling debate (CBS News, 6/1/13)
VIDEO: Parnell delivers GOP weekly address (KTUU, 6/1/13)

MAY 2013

EDITORIAL: New law aids natural gas plan (Fairbanks Daily News-Miner, 5/30/13)
Alaska undervalued oil pipeline by billions, assessment board finds (Alaska Dispatch, 5/30/13)
Judge scolds Alaska Redistricting Board (Anchorage Daily News, 5/30/13)
Senate Bill Wielechowski taking look at governor’s race (AP, 5/30/13)
Parnell spares budget vetoes, signs SB21 (Homer News, 5/29/13)
Parnell praises legislators (Homer News, 5/29/13)
Joe Miller takes another step toward 2014 US Senate run (Alaska Dispatch, 5/28/13)
Health care is spread thin on Alaskan frontier (New York Times, 5/28/13)
Alaska Republican Party chooses new chairperson. Third time’s a charm? (Alaska Dispatch, 5/25/13)
Will Peter Goldberg heal fractured Alaska Republican Party? (Alaska Dispatch, 5/25/13)
While some Alaska school funding increases, basic per-student formula remained flat (Alaska Dispatch, 5/24/13)
Industry-backed group fighting repeal of Alaska’s new tax-cut legislation (Alaska Dispatch, 5/23/13)
PARNELL: Alaska’s oil comeback has begun (Peninsula Clarion, 5/22/13)
Opponents of oil tax reform say they’ll keep fighting (APRN, 5/21/13)
COMMENTARY: Oil flow decline key factor in oil tax reform (Juneau Empire, 5/21/13)
Compass: Alaska must do better then oil tax giveaway (Anchorage Daily News, 5/21/13)
Governor signs oil tax, budget bills, vetoes $2.5M (AP, 5/21/13)
AUDIO: Southeast Alaska lawmakers will campaign to repeal “MAPA” oil tax (KTOO, 5/21/13)
Alaska pushes DC on ANWR drilling (Politico, 5/21/13)
With stroke of governor’s pen, Alaska back in deficit spending (Alaska Dispatch, 5/21/13)
Parnell signs bills on oil tax, budgets (KTUU, 5/20/13)
Alaska governor launches bid to measure oil in Arctic refuge (LA Times, 5/20/13)
AUDIO: State proposes $50M for ANWR development (APRN, 5/20/13)
If Senate Bill 21 isn’t repealed it will son be goodbye to dividends, and hello to income tax (Alaska Native News, 5/20/13)
VIDEO: Governor offers $50M for ANWR exploration (KTVA, 5/20/13)
Alaska pushes to study Arctic refuge oil amid US reluctance (Bloomberg, 5/20/13)
Analysis and politics behind Arctic Council’s meeting (Alaska Dispatch, 5/17/13)
Energy studies make dent in Alaska’s capital budget (Alaska Dispatch, 5/17/13)
Group fights move to repeal oil-tax bill (Anchorage Daily News, 5/13/13)
ConocoPhillips reviews Alaska spending after tax cuts (Alaska Dispatch, 5/15/13)
How Alaska gas pipeline price tag grew 300% in 12 years (Alaska Dispatch, 5/12/13)
Legislature sends $47M in community funding to Arctic Alaska (Alaska Dispatch, 5/11/13)
State, ConocoPhillips, ASRC join legal fight for NPR-A drilling (Anchorage Daily News, 5/11/13)
Sean Parnell says he’ll seek reelection as governor (AP, 5/5/13)
Gov. Sean Parnell to seek re-election in 2014 (Alaska Dispatch, 5/3/13)
Alaska Supreme Court upholds state rejection of anti-abortion initiative (Anchorage Daily News, 5/3/13)
Will opponents of oil tax cut bill bring referendum to the ballot? (Alaska Dispatch, 5/2/13)
Other US states join Alaska in attempts to nullify federal gun regulation (Alaska Dispatch, 5/2/13)
Overseas, Parnell stretches the truth about European oil production (Alaska Dispatch, 5/1/13)
Who supports the latest Alaska Republican Party chairman? (Alaska Dispatch, 5/1/13)
Parnell plans to announce 2014 plans Friday (AP, 5/1/13)
Oil tax cut bill not responsible for ‘sudden’ new projects, or for sunrise (Alaska Dispatch, 5/1/13)

APRIL 2013

Effort to repeal new oil tax law clears its first hurdle (Anchorage Daily News, 4/26/13)
Company finds oil on Alaska’s North Slope; did ACES help or hurt? (Alaska Dispatch, 4/23/13)
Should Parnell’s ‘Choose Respect’ campaign be named ‘More Jail Time’? (Alaska Dispatch, 4/23/13)
Begich, Murkowski reveal reasoning for voting against gun control bill (Anchorage Daily News, 4/19/13)
Alaska gambles with major oil tax cut (Stateline, 4/19/13)
Critics of oil tax cuts move ahead with referendum to repeal the legislation (Anchorage Daily News, 4/18/13)
Referendum to repeal governor’s oil tax cut takes another step (Alaska Dispatch, 4/18/13)
Alaska senators vote against tighter gun control measure (Anchorage Daily News, 4/17/13)
COMMENTARY: Gov. Parnell says oil-tax reform brightens Alaska’s future (Anchorage Daily News, 4/16/13)
Alaska House votes to slash billions in taxes on oil companies (Alaska Dispatch, 4/14/13)
Legislature OKs Parnell oil tax cuts that will cost state billions (Anchorage Daily News, 4/14/13)
Alaska House passes oil tax overhaul on what is scheduled to be Legislature’s last day (AP, 4/14/13)
EDITORIAL: Stand up for Alaska, vote “No” on oil tax bill (Anchorage Daily News, 4/13/13)
Abortion bill losing traction in Legislature’s final weekend (Anchorage Daily News, 4/13/13)
Senate approves in-state gas line bill (Anchorage Daily News, 4/12/13)
Who’s in charge? Alaska GOP soap opera continues in Hollywood (Alaska Dispatch, 4/12/13)
Alaska Legislature approves $400 million for another pipedream (Alaska Dispatch, 4/12/13)
Oil-tax cut may cost Alaska billions more than Parnell contends (Alaska Dispatch, 4/11/13)
House Finance Committee laboring through oil tax bill (Journal of Commerce, 4/9/13)
To stem fall in oil output, Alaska seeks to slash industry taxes (National Geographic, 4/9/13)
EDITORIAL: Oil tax principle should be produce more, profit more (Anchorage Daily News, 4/9/13)
Alaska voter ID bill passes final House committee (AP, 4/9/13)
Alaska GOP soap opera continues with ouster of chairwoman (Anchorage Daily News, 4/9/13)
Big Oil happey with Alaska’s multibillion-dollar tax cut (Alaska Dispatch, 4/8/13)
COMMENTARY: Fiscal restraint should start in the governor’s office (Anchorage Daily News, 4/8/13)
Legislature rejects reappointment of Webster to Alaska Fisheries Board (Alaska Dispatch, 4/8/13)
Webster loses BOF seat as legislature holds confirmation votes (KTOO, 4/8/13)
Oil execs say tax bill is ‘game changer,’ make no promises (Anchorage Daily News, 4/8/13)
Alaska GOP headquarters under lockdown, leadership meeting Monday night (Alaska Dispatch, 4/8/13)
Alaska: ConocoPhillips’ government and profit center (Juneau Empire, 4/7/13)
COMMENTARY: Alaska must be competitive (Fairbanks Daily News-Miner, 4/7/13)
Drilling down on proposed tax cut for Alaska oil companies (Alaska Dispatch, 4/6/13)
Analysis: Latest oil tax plan could cost up to $6B (AP, 4/6/13)
Permitting bill hits bump in Senate committee (AP, 4/6/13)
COMMENTARY: Late-night amendment to oil tax cut deserves hearing during normal working hours (Fairbanks Daily News-Miner, 4/6/13)
Opponents of Alaska oil tax overhaul rally (AP, 4/5/13)
COMMENTARY: Cliff is still there, but oil tax cut isn’t the answer (Anchorage Daily News, 4/5/13)
Alaska issues revenue forecast, but future murky as oil-tax debate rages (Alaska Dispatch, 4/5/13)
Interview: Gov. Parnell explains fiscal plan (APRN, 4/5/13)
COMMENTARY: A business perspective on Alaska oil tax reform (Alaska Dispatch, 4/5/13)
Oil company-lawmakers deride Alaska press, proclaim honesty (Alaska Dispatch, 4/5/13)
Alaska governor says protesters were blocked (AP, 4/5/13)
Alaska forecast calls for less revenue this year, next (AP, 4/5/13)
VIDEO: Oil tax opponents make last stand (KTVA, 4/4/13)
Alaska House committee reduces oil tax base rate to 33% (Alaska Dispatch, 4/4/13)
COMMENTARY: Why can Alaska lawmakers vote with conflicts of interest? (Alaska Dispatch, 4/4/13)
Kelly, Gara in oil tax duel at Chamber event (Juneau Empire, 4/4/13)
Opponents of Parnell’s oil tax cuts rally across Alaska (Anchorage Daily News, 4/4/13)
Oil tax overhaul opponents hold rallies in Juneau, Anchorage (KTUU, 4/4/13)
Big bills move as session countdown begins (Anchorage Daily News, 4/4/13)
Federal review bill advances in Alaska Legislature (AP, 4/4/13)
Parnell discusses 5-year fiscal plan for Alaska (AP, 4/3/13)
Castoff Millette going after Alaska GOP over ‘misappropriation’ of funds (Alaska Dispatch, 4/3/13)
COMMENTARY: Alaska Legislature’s pipedreams could cost state nearly $1 billion (Alaska Dispatch, 4/3/13)
New version of capital budget strips ‘Road’ funds (Juneau Empire, 4/3/13)
Two reasons Alaska should hesitate on proposed oil tax cut (Alaska Dispatch, 4/2/13)
The Concerned: Reward Conoco lawmakers for saving Alaska (Alaska Dispatch, 4/2/13)
Mixed victories in Alaska Supreme Court ruling on oil and gas leases, permitting (Alaska Dispatch, 4/1/13)
Senate passes Gov. Parnell’s omnibus crime bill (AP, 4/1/13)

MARCH 2013

COMMENTARY: Risky legacy – Oil tax cut is too large and will hit state hard (Fairbanks Daily News Miner, 3/31/13)
Deciding vote: How Sen. Bishop came to support the oil-tax bill (Anchorage Daily News, 3/30/13)
Oil revenue fuels intense fighting among Alaska lawmakers (LA Times, 3/30/13)
Oil industry complains that billions in Alaska tax cuts aren’t enough (Alaska Dispatch, 3/30/13)
Oil tax cut opponents to rally (Juneau Empire, 3/29/13)
Rep. Young talks of ethics investigation (AP, 3/29/13)
A look back at Don Young’s illustrious history of pissing off Americans (Alaska Dispatch, 3/29/13)
Senate OKs $9.9B state operating budget (AP, 3/29/13)
House Resources unveils a version of oil tax bill (AP, 3/29/13)
Alaska Rep. Don Young rebuked over slur (LA Times, 3/29/13)
Arrest marks ‘Choose Respect’ rallies (Anchorage Daily News, 3/28/13)
Don Young: Latest ethics probe won’t hinder work on behalf of Alaska (Alaska Dispatch, 3/28/13)
‘Choose Respect’ rally features fiery exchange between activist and lieutenant governor (Alaska Dispatch, 3/28/13)
Parnell signs bill setting Vietnam Veterans Day (Fairbanks Daily News Miner, 3/28/13)
Parnell proposed spending limit for next year (AP, 3/27/13)
Parnell’s crime bill moved out of House Judiciary Committee (AP, 3/27/13)
Alaska panel slated to take up budget amendments (AP, 3/26/13)
Alaska’s Mark Begich takes a stand on gay rights (Alaska Dispatch, 3/26/13)
Fairbanks assembly member seeks end to gas pipeline alliance (Fairbanks Daily News Miner,3/25/13)
Lower oil forecast to serve as benchmark for judging tax changes (Fairbanks Daily News Miner,3/24/13)
COMMENTARY: Oil tax vote in line with campaign (Fairbanks Daily News Miner, 3/24/13)
3 things to watch for in the Alaska Legislature (AP, 3/24/13)
With oil-tax cut likely, where will new Alaska crude come from? (Alaska Dispatch, 3/24/13)
COMMENTARY: Alaska needs action, not promises (Fairbanks Daily News Miner, 3/23/13)
Sandy Parnell among Juneau residents to testify on state budget (Juneau Empire, 3/23/13)
Alaska oil jobs hit record high, despite governor’s warnings (Alaska Dispatch, 3/22/13)
Senate confirms vote on reduction of oil tax (Anchorage Daily News, 3/22/13)
Parnell talks state tourism, business at chamber event (Juneau Empire, 3/22/13)
Parnell satisfied with Senate oil tax reform bill (KTOO, 3/21/13)
Parnell urges Alaska House to swiftly pass oil tax cut (Alaska Dispatch, 3/21/13)
Alaska Senate OKs massive tax cut to oil industry (Anchorage Daily News, 3/21/13)
City of Valdez plans big campaign against gas line (Fairbanks Daily News-Miner, 3/21/13)
Alaska Senate approves bill cutting state oil taxes (Reuters, 3/21/13)
What would Jay Hammond say about oil taxes? Let’s ask Bella, his wife (Alaska Dispatch, 3/20/13)
Alaska Senate votes to slash taxes on North Slope oil producers (Alaska Dispatch, 3/20/13)
Alaska oil tax reform should focus on small progressivity change (Alaska Dispatch, 3/20/13)
Alaska oil tax debate ignores the North Slope processing bottleneck (Alaska Dispatch, 3/20/13)
How much will Alaska oil patch really decline? Conoco predicts 3% or less (Alaska Dispatch,3/19/13)
Ethics panel investigating Rep. Young gifts, campaign funds (Anchorage Daily News, 3/19/13)
Battle lines drawn in Senate over oil taxes (Anchorage Daily News, 3/19/13)
More changes to Senate oil tax proposal (KTUU, 3/19/13)
Oil tax cut ‘crapshoot’ pummeled by critics in Alaska Legislature (Alaska Dispatch, 3/19/13)
State senators scramble to pin down votes supporting oil tax relief (Alaska Dispatch, 3/18/13)
How Parnell’s flip-flop could be worth billions to Big Oil (Alaska Dispatch, 3/17/13)
Complaints mount that latest Alaska oil tax bill hasn’t had thorough public vetting (Alaska Dispatch, 3/15/13)
Do tax credits generate new oil in Alaska? (Alaska Dispatch, 3/13/13)
Rhetoric ratchets up in Voting Rights Act political debate (Alaska Dispatch, 3/8/13)
OPINION: Governor should revive Alaska Climate Change Cabinet (Dutch Harbor Fisherman,3/8/13)
Some regrets over having 90-day session (Juneau Empire, 3/8/13)
Committee hears testimony on budget cuts (APRN, 3/7/13)
Gov. Sean Parnell’s crime bill passes hurdle in Senate (AP, 3/6/13)
House trims Parnell’s budget (APRN, 3/6/13)
Proposed dam presents economic and environmental challenges in Alaska (New York Times, 3/6/13)
Legislators wrestle with complexity of oil tax reforms (Journal of Commerce, 3/6/13)
Alaska Senate panel hears from industry on oil bill (AP, 3/5/13)
House Finance Committee unveils operating budget (AP, 3/5/13)
Planned Parenthood testifies on abortion bill (AP, 3/4/13)
Abortion bill foes fear risks to poor women (Anchorage Daily News, 3/4/13)
Senate education panel takes up voucher issue (AP, 3/3/13)
Corporate tax bill passes state Senate (Juneau Empire, 3/2/13)
Parnell says he assumes new gun laws are unconstitutional (Fairbanks Daily News-Miner, 3/2/13)
Parnell: Washington, DC is ‘broken’ (KTUU, 3/1/13)
Governor’s oil tax plan advances, with changes (APRN, 3/1/13)
Alaska lawmakers who normally butt heads agree on corporate tax cuts (Alaska Dispatch, 3/1/13)
Parnell backs gun bill, but won’t say whether he would OK arrest of federal agents (Fairbanks Daily News-Miner, 3/1/13)

FEBRUARY 2013

Parnell refuses federal money to expand Medicaid in Alaska (Alaska Dispatch, 2/28/13)
COMMENTARY: It’s time for Alaska to get back in the game on oil taxes (Journal of Commerce,2/28/13)
Parnell opposed to Medicaid expansion now (AP, 2/28/13)
Parnell opposing Medicaid expansion this year (Juneau Empire, 2/28/13)
Parnell supports bill exempting Alaska from federal gun laws (AP, 2/28/13)
Alaska legislative leaders raise labor cost concerns (AP, 2/28/13)
Witnesses to Alaska lawmakers: Abortions rarely medically necessary (Alaska Dispatch, 2/27/13)
Abortion experts’ testimony before Alaska Senate panel rebutted (Anchorage Daily News, 2/27/13)
Oil tax rewrite comparable impact to Parnell’s (AP, 2/27/13)
Shell abandons Alaska offshore drilling for this year (Reuters, 2/27/13)
Concerns raised over Alaska gov’s permitting bill (AP, 2/26/13)
Conservative Alaska Senate majority wastes no time reviving womb wars (Alaska Dispatch,2/26/13)
Gov. Parnell crime bill meets resistance in Senate committee (KTUU, 2/26/13)
Alaska GOP takes swipe at absent senator (AP, 2/25/13)
Alaska House passes bill challenging future federal gun restrictions (Anchorage Daily News,2/25/13)
Halcro, Wielechowski have high-octane debate over oil taxes (Anchorage Daily News, 2/25/13)
‘Broil Over Oil’: Wielechowski and Halcro square off over oil taxes (Alaska Dispatch, 2/24/13)
Parnell’s quest to lower taxes on Alaska’s oil companies (Alaska Dispatch, 2/24/13)
Parnell’s math lowers pain of oil-tax cut by hundreds of millions (Alaska Dispatch, 2/24/13)
How federal budget cuts could affect Alaska (AP, 2/24/13)
COMMENTARY: Alaska school ‘choice’ amendment is legislative malpractice (Alaska Dispatch,2/24/13)
OPINION: State should take Medicaid deal (Fairbanks Daily News-Miner, 2/24/13)
Sequestration fears focus lawmakers on Alaska’s own fiscal imbalance (Alaska Dispatch, 2/23/13)
With Holmes, Sullivan missing, caucus meeting a bust for some (Alaska Dispatch, 2/23/13)
In rural Alaska, Postal Service budget crisis looms large (Alaska Dispatch, 2/23/13)
Senate Resources Committee introduces substitute oil tax bill (AP, 2/22/13)
Inside look at lobbyists in Alaska: Who’s spending, and how much? (Huffington Post, 2/22/13)
Alaska legislative panel unveils oil tax rewrite (AP, 2/22/13)
New management plan for Alaska petroleum reserve (AP, 2/22/13)
Alaska voter ID proposal under fire in Legislature (Alaska Dispatch, 2/21/13)
Parnell bill to streamline permitting moving in Juneau (Journal of Commerce, 2/21/13)
Parnell supports giving voters a say on school funding amendment (AP, 2/21/13)
North Slope producers update Parnell, legislators on gas pipeline (Journal of Commerce, 2/21/13)
House panel moves bill changing Alaska’s primary (AP, 2/20/13)
Independents offer mixed review of oil tax changes (AP, 2/20/13)
Parnell proposes changes to how lease sales approved (AP, 2/20/13)
Dem lawmaker: Same-sex unions are ‘a civil rights question’ (Juneau Empire, 2/20/13)
Joe Miller’s return gives GOP establishment heartburn (Politico, 2/19/13)
House Majority apologizes for laughing at same-sex union question (Alaska Dispatch, 2/18/13)
3 things to watch for in the Alaska Legislature (AP, 2/17/13)
Alaska oil tax debate revs up, with Parnell noticeably absent (Alaska Dispatch, 2/16/13)
In Fairbanks, Parnell encourages support for natural gas trucking plan (Fairbanks Daily News-Miner,2/16/13)
Grassroots: West Anchorage fired up to recall ‘turncoat’ Rep. Lindsey Holmes (Alaska Dispatch,2/16/13)
Alaska Senate president makes bold move on school choice bill (Alaska Dispatch, 2/15/13)
Uncertain path forward for Dem minority’s oil tax bill (Juneau Empire, 2/15/13)
Senate Dems slam abortion bill as ‘offensive’ (Juneau Empire, 2/13/13)
Parnell calls for action on gas, oil concepts (Fairbanks Daily News-Miner, 2/13/13)
Democrats in Legislature introduce their version of oil tax reform (Journal of Commerce, 2/12/13)
Concerns raised over Parnell’s crime bill (AP, 2/11/13)
Parnell’s oil tax cut proposal clears Alaska Senate TAPS committee ‘as-is’ (Alaska Dispatch, 2/11/13)
Legislative Democrats introduce oil tax bill (NBC News, 2/11/13)
Alaska GOP’s big tent: Too big, or too big to fail? (Alaska Dispatch, 2/10/13)
Another poll shows Begich strong against Alaska GOP field (Alaska Dispatch, 2/9/13)
Science panel report used to push cruise ship bill after DEC said it wouldn’t (Anchorage Daily News,2/9/13)
Senate to vote on resolution applauding governor (AP, 2/8/13)
Rotarians ‘honored’ by Parnell appearance (Juneau Empire, 2/7/13)
Parnell: Tax likely contributed to continues oil decline (AP, 2/7/13)
Parnell expresses concern about Arctic Review (AP, 2/7/13)
Alaska Senate committee to take up oil tax bill (AP, 2/7/13)
Poll: Parnell would impact Begich race (Juneau Empire, 2/7/13)
Poll: Sen. Begich early favorite for re-election in Alaska (The Hill, 2/7/13)
How tough are conflict-of-interest rules on Alaska lawmakers? (Alaska Dispatch, 2/7/13)
Alaska’s contradiction? Lots of guns, few homicides (Alaska Dispatch, 2/6/13)
Sarah Palin’s climate change sub-cabinet goes dormant under Gov. Sean Parnell (Huffington Post, 2/6/13)
Parnell, Treadwell want date of primary moved up 2 weeks (Juneau Empire, 2/6/13)
Parnell proposes rescheduling state primary (Fairbanks Daily News-Miner, 2/6/13)
Parnell: Focus on progressivity ‘takes things out of context’ (Juneau Empire, 2/6/13)
Parnell advocates for Shell’s 2013 drilling plan (Alaska Dispatch, 2/5/13)
Alaska climate body hasn’t met since 2011, documents show (The Guardian, 2/5/13)
Hopes rise for deal that would direct billions in federal oil dollars to Alaska (Alaska Dispatch, 2/4/13)
Stern warning for Alaska lawmakers about ballooning health-care costs (Alaska Dispatch, 2/4/13)
Alaska GOP ex-chairman elect questions about alleged disability scam (Alaska Dispatch, 2/2/13)
Palin’s political future (National Review, 2/2/13)
Sen. Begich leads in GOP poll (The Hill, 2/1/13)
Conservative pollsters find Begich with strong re-election chances (Alaska Dispatch, 2/1/13)
Alaska mulls tax breaks for oil and gas (Christian Science Monitor, 2/1/13)
House Speaker: ‘Voters have spoken’ on coastal management (Juneau Empire, 2/1/13)
COMMENTARY: But we like political conflict of interest! (Anchorage Daily News, 2/1/13)
Shell tallies cost of Kulluk grounding (APRN, 2/1/13)
JANUARY 2013
Joe Miller re-emerges: Good news for Alaska Dems? (RealClearPolitics, 1/31/13)
State GOP executive committee votes to remove incoming chairman (Anchorage Daily News,1/31/13)
GOP’s Ruedrich moves funds out of new leader’s reach (Alaska Dispatch, 1/31/13)
Alaska GOP executive committee overturns incoming chairman’s election (Alaska Dispatch,1/31/13)
Oil tax testimony in Capitol (Juneau Empire,1/31/13)
Paskvan critical of oil tax plan (Fairbanks Daily News-Miner, 1/31/13)
Parnell proposes $24.5M supplemental budget (AP, 1/31/13)
State House Dems hope to increase Alaska education spending (KTUU, 1/31/13)
Southeast communities angered by Parnell shift on ferry (Journal of Commerce, 1/30/13)
Wait, what? Holmes became an Alaska Republican to avoid ‘the party line?’ (Alaska Dispatch,1/29/13)
New Alaska commissioner soothes legislative nerves frayed by ferry flap (Alaska Dispatch, 1/29/13)
Oil tax cut allies turn out en masse for Alaska governor’s proposal (Alaska Dispatch, 1/29/13)
Rep. Holmes on the defensive after party switch (Anchorage Daily News, 1/28/13)
State has awarded nearly $8.7M in student scholarships under program championed by gov (AP, 1/28/13)
Let the gas flow: Export benefits outweigh costs, especially in Alaska (Fairbanks Daily News Miner,1/27/13)
Parnell talks oil, other issues (Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman, 1/26/13)
Parnell elevates Appeals judge to Supreme Court (Juneau Empire, 1/25/13)
Gov.  Parnell proposes rollback of cruise ship regulations (AP, 1/25/13)
GOP representative confident oil tax reform will pass this year (Juneau Empire, 1/25/13)
EDITORIAL: State should foot the bill for salmon disaster (Journal of Commerce, 1/24/13)
Labor commissioner touts workforce development (KRBD, 1/24/13)
The Alaska GOP’s mud wrestling match (Politico, 1/24/13)
Parnell issuing weekly messages on oil (AP, 1/24/13)
Gov. Parnell’s plan would change cruise wastewater rules (AP, 1/24/13)
Teacher’s union unhappy with proposed school district cuts (KTVA, 1/23/13)
Can Alaska Legislature head off a Cook Inlet natural gas crisis? (Alaska Dispatch, 1/23/13)
Alaska wants role in Kulluk investigation (UPI, 1/23/13)
COMMENTARY: Mud wrestling among Alaska Republicans trying to seize GOP’s future (Alaska Dispatch, 1/23/13)
State officials say Cook Inlet may have enough natural gas to avert crisis (Alaska Dispatch, 1/22/13)
House Democrats release analysis of Parnell’s oil tax cuts (Fairbanks Daily News-Miner, 1/22/13)
Sen. Micciche, employed by Conoco Phillips, says he has no conflict of interest (Anchorage Daily News, 1/22/13)
Committee begins hearings on oil tax plan (AP, 1/22/13)
Democratic senator challenges Parnell to debate on oil taxes (KTUU, 1/22/13)
Russ Millette speaks out against Alaska Republican Party allegations (Alaska Dispatch, 1/22/13)
Change to ferry replacement plan makes waves in Juneau (KTUU, 1/21/13)
3 things to watch for in the Legislature (AP, 1/21/13)
Parnell seeks authority for state to take over wetlands permits (Fairbanks Daily News Miner,1/21/13)
Turmoil at state transportation department over who has muscle (Alaska Dispatch, 1/20/13)
Tax plan not clear on shale oil (Fairbanks Daily News Miner, 1/20/13)
Teachers speak up for school funding in Anchorage (Anchorage Daily News, 1/19/13)
AOGA has problems with Parnell oil tax bill (AP, 1/18/13)
Parnell weighs in on state spending (AP, 1/18/13)
State needs more than hypothetical examples on oil tax cut plan (Fairbanks Daily News Miner,1/18/13)
Alaska House GOP independent on oil tax, budget (Juneau Empire, 1/18/13)
Parnell calls gas line benchmark achievable (AP, 1/17/13)
Fines and fireworks on eve of Alaska GOP leadership hearing (Alaska Dispatch, 1/17/13)
Power struggle: Alaska GOP infighting to continue Feb 1 (Alaska Dispatch, 1/17/13)
Interior GOP senators agree with Parnell on energy relief (Fairbanks Daily News Miner, 1/17/13)
Southeast legislators split on speech (Juneau Empire, 1/17/13)
Gov. Parnell unveils new omnibus crime bill (Alaska Native News, 1/17/13)
Alaska Republicans delay vote on incoming chairman’s ouster (Anchorage Daily News, 1/17/13)
Gov. Parnell outlines priorities in State of the State address (APRN, 1/17/13)
Parnell pitches ‘primacy’ for state role on wetlands permits (Fairbanks Daily News Miner, 1/17/13)
After speech, Parnell defends proposals (Juneau Empire, 1/17/13)
VIDEO: Parnell has parallel strategies on a gas line (KTVA, 1/17/13)
Governor defends his new oil tax measure from Democratic critics (Anchorage Daily News, 1/17/13)
Gov Parnell’s State of the State Address transcript (KTUU, 1/17/13)
Analysis: Alaska oil tax plan would have immediate fiscal impact bill aimed at new production (AP, 1/17/13)
Text of Gov. Sean Parnell’s address (AP, 1/16/13)
Parnell pushes gas pipeline, oil tax cuts in his 4th State of the State address (AP, 1/17/13)
Alaska Republicans in battle for control of party (Anchorage Daily News, 1/16/13)
Without cuts, Alaska faces budget deficit, says new legislative report (Homer News, 1/16/13)
Mental health, marijuana policy and HAARP: Issues for the 28th Alaska Legislature (Alaska Dispatch, 1/16/13)
Firing back, Democrats say oil tax cut ‘creates an Alaska fiscal cliff’ (Alaska Dispatch, 1/16/13)
Parnell’s oil tax proposal rewards Big Three at expense of small explorers (Alaska Dispatch, 1/16/13)
State of the State: Alaska governor outlines legislative priorities (Alaska Dispatch, 1/16/13)
Parnell takes swing at beefy oil tax cut for 3rd time (Alaska Dispatch, 1/15/13)
Report: Alaska faces budget shortfall in FY 2013 and beyond (Alaska Dispatch, 1/15/13)
Beyond Oil: Issues for the 28th Alaska Legislature (Alaska Dispatch, 1/15/13)
EDITORIAL: Legislature opens with big challenges ahead (Fairbanks Daily News Miner, 1/15/13)
Oil taxes to top agenda for next Legislature (KTUU-TV, 1/13/13)
In win for oil, natural-gas industry, court reverses rule protecting polar bear habitat (Fox News, 1/12/13)
EDITORIAL: Focus on oil: Decline in the line is huge challenge (Fairbanks Daily News-Miner,1/12/13)
Proposed Alaska law would allow teachers to pack secret heat (Alaska Dispatch, 1/12/13)
Anchorage Rep. Lindsey Holmes switches parties (Alaska Dispatch, 1/12/13)
Incoming Alaska GOP leaders could be unseated before even assuming control (Alaska Dispatch,1/12/13)
Congress asks Shell about tax dodge statement before Kulluk grounding (Alaska Dispatch, 1/11/13)
Parnell’s doomsday vaults appear doomed (Anchorage Press, 1/10/13)
Fresh faces, energy in Juneau as session opens (Journal of Commerce, 1/10/13)
Kulluk recovered, investigations begin (Journal of Commerce, 1/10/13)
Parnell to give State of the State speech Wed. (Juneau Empire, 1/10/13)
Alaska’s credit rating raised to AAA by Fitch (equities.com, 1/8/13)
Alaska lawmakers pre-file 56 bills before the session (Alaska Dispatch, 1/7/13)
Head of Alaska ferry system resigns (Alaska Dispatch, 1/4/13)
Special session breakdown, Egan defection among top state news in 2012 (Juneau Empire, 1/4/13)
Builder of tug that failed Shell’s Kulluk has moneyed Alaska ties (Alaska Dispatch, 1/4/13)
State of Alaska rejects contract bid for emergency food stockpile (KTUU, 1/4/13)
Shell hoped to save millions in taxes by moving now-grounded drill rig out of Alaska (Alaska Dispatch, 1/3/13)
AUDIO: Analyst alleges mismanagement of TAPS (APRN, 1/3/13)

Alaska Gubernatorial Headlines 2012

Alaska Gubernatorial Headlines 2009-2011

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