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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AK 2011 Archives

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Alaska Gubernatorial Headlines 2011 Archives

NOVEMBER 2011
Gov. Parnell appoints new attorney general (Alaska Dispatch, 11/30/11)
Are Don Young’s political antics an Alaska asset or liability? (Alaska Dispatch, 11/29/11)
Another Don Young investigation? (Alaska Dispatch, 11/28/11)
Citing ‘total immersion’ needed, Alaska’s top lawyer resigns to focus on family (Alaska Dispatch, 11/25/11)
Alaska attorney general announces resignation (Fairbanks Daily News Miner, 11/25/11)
Oil producers: Bleak outlook without tax reform (Alaska Journal of Commerce, 11/23/11)
Parnell’s shift on gasline project is a good start (Alaska Journal of Commerce, 11/23/11)
Homer needs to talk to Parnell on gasline (Homer Tribune, 11/23/11)
Stevens prosecution team won’t face criminal charges (Anchorage Daily News, 11/22/11)
Parnell goes hat in hand to meet with BP (Anchorage Daily News, 11/21/11)
Group wants changes to Alaska tax credit law (Bloomberg Businessweek, 11/17/11)
Teams assessing damage from historic Bering Sea storm (Anchorage Daily News, 11/17/11)
Parnell reviews overseas trip to stimulate Alaska investment (KTUU, 11/17/11)
Did Pebble mine opponent Bob Gillam violate Alaska campaign law? (Alaska Dispatch, 11/17/11)
BP, ConocoPhillips renew calls for Alaska oil tax credit (Alaska Dispatch, 11/16/11)
Anti-coal force takes on governor (Homer Tribune, 11/16/11)
Gas line forum discusses how to make it real (Homer News, 11/16/11)
Alaska’s oil industry tax issues debated at UAA (Anchorage Daily News, 11/15/11)
Parnell promotes Alaska energy, seafood during trip to Europe (Anchorage Daily News, 11/14/11)
Redistricting could lead to shift in Legislature control (Anchorage Daily News, 11/14/11)
Governor heads home after his first state trip overseas (The News Tribune, 11/14/11)
Legislators want Permanent Fund to drop Iran investment (Anchorage Daily News, 11/14/11)
Debating Alaska’s oil tax regime (Alaska Dispatch, 11/14/11)
No time for delays in Alaska (Fuel Fix, 11/11/11)
ANWR house bill to be introduced: ‘Alaskan Energy for American Jobs’ (Alaska Dispatch, 11/11/11)
Vic Kohring sues Bill Allen for defamation (Alaska Dispatch, 11/10/11)
Alaska storm brings ‘epic’ flooding, snowy weather and strong winds (Washington Post, 11/10/11)
Alaska Senate leader prepares for upcoming legislative session (KMXT, 11/9/11)
Momentum builds on in-state natural gas pipeline (Fairbanks Daily News-Miner, 11/9/11)
Review of Stevens prosecution nears completion, Holder says (Anchorage Daily News, 11/9/11)
APOC hears arguments in Treadwell disclosures case (Anchorage Daily News, 11/9/11)
Alaska Governor: Send our gas to Asia (Foreign Policy, 11/8/11)
Feds almost finished with Stevens prosecutorial misconduct probe (Alaska Dispatch, 11/8/11)
Obama plan would open much of Alaska’s Arctic to offshore drilling (Alaska Dispatch, 11/8/11)
Legislators to meet on gasline in Fairbanks (Fairbanks Daily News-Miner, 11/7/11)
Governor named new director of state and federal relations (The Alaska News, 11/7/11)
State must work quickly to implement health insurance exchange (Juneau Empire, 11/6/11)
Alaska eyes LNG pipeline to Pacific Rim (Financial Times, 11/6/11)
New book chronicles the crude relationship of oil and politics in Alaska (Alaska Dispatch, 11/6/11)
State needs to get off the dime on LNG, or lose out (Anchorage Daily News, 11/5/11)
South-central ports go mano-a-mano in bid to be gasline’s tidewater terminus (Alaska Dispatch, 11/5/11)
Treadwell asks APOC to consider dismissing complaint (Anchorage Daily News, 11/4/11)
University of Alaska regents vote to ask state for more funding (Fairbanks Daily News-Miner, 11/3/11)
Alaska governor seeks ‘commercial alignment’ for LNG (Alberta Oil, 11/3/11)
Alaska governor talks gas, oil with BP CEO (Alaska Journal of Commerce, 11/3/11)
Majority of Alaskans agree with drilling in ANWR (US News, 11/3/11)
Parnell touts Alaska seafood in UK (Alaska Dispatch, 11/2/11)
Alaska seafoods go global (The Alaska News, 11/2/11)
OCTOBER 2011
Loss of coast zone program hurts state’s beluga whale case (Anchorage Daily News, 10/31/11)
Opinion: New day, new gas pipeline (Anchorage Daily News, 10/31/11)
Walker on Parnell’s gas line shift (Fairbanks Daily News-Miner, 10/31/11)
Is Alaska inching closer to funding a gas pipeline? (Alaska Dispatch, 10/30/11)
Timeline: Key events in Alaska’s quest for another pipeline boom (Alaska Dispatch, 10/30/11)
Gov. Parnell seeks comparable spending to 201o budget (KTUU, 10/30/11)
Opinion: Time to walk the walk (Peninsula Clarion, 10/30/11)
Governor to promote international trade (Alaska Native News, 10/30/11)
State files lawsuit to defend permitting process against ‘Save our Salmon’ initiative (Alaska Native News, 10/30/11)
Commentary: Pro-corporation lawmakers get top grades (Anchorage Daily News, 10/29/11)
Commentary: Plantation thinking blocks square deal for Alaska natural gas (Alaska Dispatch, 10/29/11)
Parnell to visit energy firms overseas (Anchorage Daily News, 10/29/11)
Parnell’s gas-to-Asia plan has lawmakers intrigued (Anchorage Daily News, 10/29/11)
GOP candidate Rick Perry claims his energy plan would create thousands of Alaska jobs (Alaska Dispatch, 10/29/11)
Alaska seeks new way forward in marketing natural gas (Alaska Dispatch, 10/28/11)
Gov. Parnell changes course on in-state gas line project (KTUU, 10/28/11)
State sues to stop anti-Pebble ‘Save our Salmon’ initiative (Alaska Dispatch, 10/28/11)
Murkowski suggests state look at line to Fairbanks (Bloomberg Businessweek, 10/28/11)
Murkowski suggests gas line to Fairbanks (Alaska Public Radio, 10/28/11)
Parnell continues push for oil tax changes (The News Tribune, 10/27/11)
Sean Parnell revamps gas pipeline pitch (Huffington Post, 10/27/11)
Alaska governor wants big switch in gas pipeline (Reuters, 10/27/11)
Parnell shifts on gas pipeline, wants new look at LNG (Alaska Journal of Commerce, 10/27/11)
Lawmakers hope to revive Coastal Management program (Alaska Public Radio, 10/27/11)
Alaska governor changes course on gas pipeline, calling for LNG project (Alaska Dispatch, 10/27/11)
Alaska governor revamps gas pipeline pitch (Anchorage Daily News, 10/27/11)
Governor doesn’t intend to introduce a coastal zone bill (Anchorage Daily News, 10/27/11)
Tesoro lobbyist to be Alaska’s new DC representative (Anchorage Daily News, 10/27/11)
Gov. Parnell supports destruction of thriving salmon habitat for coal (The Mudflats, 10/26/11)
Alaska’s gasline and Keystone XL: TransCanada’s 2 megaprojects (Alaska Dispatch, 10/26/11)
Former oil industry lobbyist will represent Alaska in DC (Alaska Dispatch, 10/26/11)
Anchorage Dems assail corporations (Fairbanks Daily News-Miner, 10/24/11)
Did Alaska corruption probe damage the state’s quest for a natural gas pipeline? (Alaska Dispatch, 10/24/11)
Alaska corruption case clouded by prosecution’s missteps (LA Times, 10/23/11)
Guilty pleas end Alaska political corruption probe (Alaska Dispatch, 10/22/11)
Corruption case against former Alaska legislator crumbled (LA Times, 10/22/11)
Pebble continues to work after ‘Save our Salmon’ vote passes (Alaska Native News, 10/19/11)
Anti-Pebble initiative approved by 34 votes (Anchorage Daily News, 10/18/11)
APOC busy as redistricting raises legislators’ questions (Anchorage Daily News, 10/16/11)
Editorial: Declining Alaska – North Dakota’s oil rise shows what is possible (Fairbanks Daily News-Miner, 10/15/11)
Advocates push for a boost in Denali KidCare funding (Anchorage Daily News, 10/14/11)
Parnell administration opposes retirement change (Juneau Empire, 10/14/11)
Former AK House Speaker says he’ll plead guilty to federal bribery charge (Anchorage Daily News, 10/14/11)
Gov. Sean Parnell opposes changes to state employee retirement plan (Fairbanks Daily News-Miner, 10/14/11)
Proposed bill would expand Denali KidCare program (Alaska Public Radio, 10/13/11)
Recall group considers next move against lawmaker (Anchorage Daily News, 10/13/11)
Should Alaska allow parents ‘educational choice’ in where kids go to school? (Alaska Dispatch, 10/12/11)
Commentary: Van Meurs report will do little to progress Alaska oil tax debate (Alaska Dispatch, 10/11/11)
State rejects recall bid against Ketchican legislator (Anchorage Daily News, 10/11/11)
Communities begin effort to reinstate coastal management (Anchorage Daily News, 10/11/11)
Oil consultant: Tax break makes little change to Alaska’s investment rating (Alaska Dispatch, 10/10/11)
State seeks new report to pinpoint oil company spending from 2006-2010 in Alaska (Fairbanks Daily News-Miner, 10/10/11)
Editorial: Tough questions – Governor needs to address van Meurs’ oil tax criticisms (Fairbanks Daily News-Miner, 10/9/11)
Van Meurs’ report says icebreakers could avoid need to build gas line (Fairbanks Daily News-Miner, 10/9/11)
Oil consultant: Alaska has ‘three-star’ investment status (Fairbanks Daily News-Miner, 10/8/11)
Alaska delegation wary of Native contracting investigation (Anchorage Daily News, 10/6/11)
They even took the grandson’s rifle (Anchorage Press, 10/6/11)
Timber Task Force meets in Coffman Cove (KCAW, 10/6/11)
Alaska credit may suffer under governor’s tax plan, analyst says (Bloomberg Businessweek, 10/6/11)
Feds say gunsmith thought law made Alaska-built silencers legal (Alaska Dispatch, 10/6/11)
Palin appears to have worn out GOP patience (Anchorage Daily News, 10/5/11)
Post-election round-up: Two big issues yet unsettled (Alaska Dispatch, 10/5/11)
Video: Palin: I’m not running for president (Anchorage Daily News, 10/5/11)
Confidential report by oil consultant rips Parnell tax cut bill (Fairbanks Daily News-Miner, 10/5/11)
Alaska school board leader rebuts Parnell’s remarks (Fairbanks Daily News-Miner, 10/5/11)
Results of initiative aimed at Alaska gold-and-copper mine project expected in mid-October (Juneau Empire, 10/4/11)
John Katz, who worked for 8 Alaska governors, announces resignation (Alaska Dispatch, 10/4/11)
Alaska judge orders full trial over state law requiring parental notification of abortions (Juneau Empire, 10/4/11)
Parnell administration looks Outside to back up oil tax position (Alaska Dispatch, 10/4/11)
Governor makes case to pursue rare earth minerals (Alaska Native News, 10/4/11)
Opinion: This should be Alaska’s century (Juneau Empire, 10/3/11)
Southeast eyed as Silicon Valley of rare-earth metals mining (Anchorage Daily News, 10/3/11)
Pebble mine: A vote for Southwest Alaska’s future? (Alaska Dispatch, 10/3/11)
Alaska voters weighing in: salmon vs. gold (Bloomberg Businessweek, 10/2/11)
Commentary: Time to get serious about building Susitna dam (Alaska Dispatch, 10/2/11)
Parnell: Mining comes of age; the industry offers much to state’s future (Fairbanks Daily News-Miner, 10/2/11)
Pebble project banks on foreign interests (Anchorage Daily News, 10/1/11)
With some work, Alaskans can see how the state compares to other oil provinces (Alaska Dispatch, 10/1/11)
SEPTEMBER 2011
Alaska governor makes case for rare earth minerals (Alaska Dispatch, 9/30/11)
Rare Earth meeting draws large crowd (Alaska Public Radio, 9/30/11)
Analyst says state’s bond rating could be at risk if oil tax cut (Anchorage Daily News, 9/29/11)
Anchorage businessman backs anti-Pebble initiative (Forbes, 9/29/11)
Analysis: Oil tax change could hurt Alaska rating (Bloomberg Businessweek, 9/28/11)
Parnell touts energy message similar to predecessor’s (Anchorage Daily News, 9/26/11)
Parnell seeks efficiency in state permit process (Juneau Empire, 9/26/11)
Life-after-Prudhoe study arrives amid heated oil tax debate (Anchorage Daily News, 9/26/11)
Parnell touts Alaska energy potential on ‘Huckabee’ (The News Tribune, 9/25/11)
Parnell: Alaska has record of responsible oil drilling (Alaska Dispatch, 9/25/11)
Public weighs in on Alaska refuge coastal plain (Fairbanks Daily News-Miner, 9/22/11)
Alaskans debate ANWR draft plan (KTVA, 9/22/11)
Public weighs in on Alaska refuge coastal plain (Fairbanks Daily News-Miner, 9/22/11)

State polishes argument for cuts to oil tax (Anchorage Daily News, 9/21/11)
Parnell tells oil crowd he wants to cut their taxes, get feds out of the way (Anchorage Daily News, 9/20/11)
Sen. Begich urges state loan guarantee for pipeline (Fairbanks Daily News-Miner, 9/20/11)
Begich asks for Alaska to chip in more for gas pipeline. Parnell cool to idea (Alaska Dispatch, 9/20/11)
Alaska Permanent Fund Dividend: $1174 (KTVA, 9/19/11)
Alaska Gov: Feds’ plan locks oil, gas in Arctic and OCS (KTVA, 9/19/11)
Did a big ego curse Bill Allen? (Alaska Dispatch, 9/18/11)
Senate committee considers change to public pension plans (KTVA, 9/16/11)
APOC delays decision on fining Lt. Gov. Treadwell (Anchorage Daily News, 9/15/11)
Will Alaskans ever get road access to Juneau? (Alaska Dispatch, 9/15/11)
State back to planning on Juneau highway (Anchorage Daily News, 9/15/11)
Parnell talks education at North Pole meeting (Fairbanks Daily News-Miner, 9/14/11)
Editorial: Parnell seeks efficiency in state’s procedures (Fairbanks Daily News-Miner, 9/14/11)
Alaska Senate takes on oil jobs (KTVA, 9/9/11)
Oil and gas development: Does Norway do a better job than Alaska? (Alaska Dispatch, 9/9/11)
Parnell signs bill increasing state forest to prolong timber supply (Anchorage Daily News, 9/9/11)
Alaska judge hears arguments in abortion notification lawsuit (Anchorage Daily News, 9/9/11)
What’s at the root of Alaska’s employment dilemma? (Alaska Dispatch, 9/9/11)
Commentary: There’s no science backing state’s war on grizzlies (Anchorage Daily News, 9/9/11)
Does science back up Alaska’s policy of killing grizzly bears? (Alaska Dispatch, 9/9/11)
Alaska to push back oil and gas lease sale (Juneau Empire, 9/9/11)
Oil companies pledge more Alaska hires (Juneau Empire, 9/9/11)
Judge hears arguments in abortion lawsuit case (Juneau Empire, 9/9/11)
Lawmakers take testimony on North Slope hiring (Anchorage Daily News, 9/8/11)
Southeast timber industry gets a shot of confidence (Juneau Empire, 9/8/11)
Alaska plans to delay state oil-leases auction until December (Bloomberg, 9/8/11)
Parnell letter promotes oil tax questions (Fairbanks Daily News-Miner, 9/7/11)
A lawsuit in Sean Parnell’s future? Stonewalling angers anti-coal groups (The Mudflats, 9/6/11)
Senate committee collects testimony on North Slope hiring practices (Fairbanks Daily News Miner, 9/6/11)
Legislators investigate North Slope employment report discrepancy (APRN, 9/6/11)
Opinion: Declining oil production affects all Alaskans (Juneau Empire,9/5/11)
Commentary: Oil tax changes need scrutiny: Any new plan should factor in new ‘normal’ (Fairbanks Daily News Miner, 9/4/11)
Parnell advances component of federal heath care overhaul (The News Tribune, 9/2/11)
Sebelius ‘eager’ to work with Alaska on Medicaid (Forbes, 9/2/11)
Parnell speaks to new US citizens (Anchorage Daily News, 9/2/11)
Polar bear scientist probe started with complaint (Juneau Empire, 9/2/11)
Parnell discusses Medicaid costs with federal health secretary (Anchorage Daily News, 9/1/11)
Alaska moving ahead with health exchange plan (Fairbanks Daily News-Miner, 9/1/11)
Parnell advances component of federal health care overhaul (Anchorage Daily News, 9/1/11)
Opinion: Some basic facts on Alaska’s continuing oil tax debate (Alaska Journal of Commerce,9/1/11)
AUGUST 2011
Commentary: Alaska’s regulation stranglehold (Washington Times, 8/30/11)
Parnell addresses prominent conservatives on Alaska Cruise (Anchorage Daily News, 8/29/11)
Conservatives cruising up Alaska’s Inside Passage (Alaska Dispatch, 8/28/11)
Commentary: Legislators’ junkets give public the right to kick (Anchorage Daily News, 8/27/11)
Alaska joins appeal of ruling on polar bear ‘threatened’ status (Anchorage Daily News, 8/27/11)
Alaska to appeal polar bear endangered ruling (Reuters, 8/27/11)
Legislators’ Norway trip focusing on economic, natural resource issues (Alaska Public Radio, 8/26/11)
Alaska Redistricting Board will use federal act to defend controversial district (Fairbanks Daily News-Miner, 8/26/11)
Parnell joins pro-development groups appealing polar bear protection (Alaska Dispatch, 8/26/11)
State seeks to quantify cost of endangered species restrictions (Anchorage Daily News, 8/26/11)
Parnell: Alaska gas projects should be merged (Bloomberg Businessweek, 8/25/11)
Parnell says most Alaskans aren’t prepared for disasters (Anchorage Daily News, 8/25/11)
Parnell, Anchorage mayor to discuss disaster readiness (Fairbanks News Miner, 8/24/11)
Parnell: Alaskans not prepared for disasters (Fairbanks Daily News Miner, 8/24/11)
Group forms in opposition to Alaska oil tax rollback (Bloomberg Businessweek, 8/24/11)
Group forms in opposition to proposed oil tax rollback (Anchorage Daily News, 8/24/11)
Why was an FBI informant working for Alaska political campaigns? (Alaska Dispatch, 8/24/11)
Opinion: ACES backers blind to facts about need to reform tax (Anchorage Daily News, 8/20/11)
Conflicts run deep in Alaska fisheries regulatory council (Alaska Dispatch, 8/19/11)
North Slope exploration renews oil tax debate (Anchorage Daily News, 8/15/11)

Slope exploration season looks to be busiest in decades (Anchorage Daily News, 8/14/11)
Commentary: Fixing Palin’s ACES disaster has got to be Parnell’s focus (Anchorage Daily News, 8/13/11)
Will employment study impact Alaska’s oil tax debate? (Alaska Dispatch, 8/10/11)
Parnell lays out the rules for Alaska’s lieutenant governor (Anchorage Daily News, 8/9/11)
Proposed Alaska dam pushes state to examine hydropower options (High Country News, 8/5/11)
Environmentalists demand answers about polar bear biologist’s suspension (Alaska Dispatch, 8/5/11)
“Competitive” tax group responds over gas tax (Fairbanks Daily News-Miner, 8/5/11)
Conoco earnings prompt rush to the bully pulpit (Alaska Journal of Commerce, 8/5/11)
Alaska weakens oil spill prevention, response (Juneau Empire, 8/4/11)
Oil industry profits revive tax cut debate (Peninsula Clarion, 8/3/11)
Palin ethics complaint is dismissed by state (Anchorage Daily News, 8/3/11)
Polar bear scientist suspension is about project management (Anchorage Daily News, 8/2/11)
JULY 2011
Oil industry profits, complaints revive tax cut debate (Juneau Empire, 7/31/11)
Lawmakers tout oil rigs as sign of positive investment (Fairbanks Daily News-Miner, 7/29/11)
State starts work on FERC license for Watana hydro project (Alaska Journal of Commerce, 7/29/11)
Susitna hydro, in-state gas line take the energy spotlight (Anchorage Daily News, 7/26/11)
Opinion: States grab military money to create jobs (Juneau Empire, 7/26/11)
Alaska plans to pursue major $4.5 B dam project; would be highest built in US in decades (Juneau Empire, 7/25/11)
Parnell: Susitna power by 2023 (Fairbanks Daily News-Miner, 7/25/11)
Alaska spends big to move ahead future energy projects (Alaska Dispatch, 7/25/11)
Governor’s Picnic is draw for Alaska residents, tourists (Fairbanks Daily News-Miner, 7/24/11)
State pushes for more tracts in oil, gas lease sale (The Tundra Drums, 7/22/11)
Parnell: ‘Disaster’ awaits if changes aren’t made in federal spending (Forbes, 7/22/11)
Parnell urges receiving share of OCS revenues (The Arctic Sounder, 7/22/11)
Hope remains for gasline: lawmaker plans to pursue $10 M appropriation (Homer Tribune, 7/21/11)
Coastal governors rally for offshore revenue-sharing idea (The Arctic Sounder, 7/21/11)
Governor reappoints members of special education panel (Juneau Empire, 7/20/11)
Legislators hear constituents on saving government money (Anchorage Daily News, 7/20/11)
Proposed interior wind farm gets preliminary OK from state (Anchorage Daily News, 7/20/11)
Parnell explains veto of subsidizing Homer gas line (The News Tribune, 7/15/11)
Palin political action committee raises $1.7M in 6 months (Anchorage Daily News, 7/14/11)
Parnell signs Susitna Dam legislation (Juneau Empire, 7/14/11)
$40 million for peninsula energy projects OK’d (Homer News, 7/13/11)
Alaska working on changes aimed at reducing state’s Medicaid costs (Juneau Empire, 7/13/11)
Sarah Palin’s approval rating experiences shrinkage in latest Alaskan poll (LA Times, 7/8/11)
New Alaska poll shows Palin unpopular at home (Anchorage Daily News, 7/7/11)
Lawmakers look at state ownership of “bullet” gas pipeline (Anchorage Daily News, 7/7/11)
Legislators enthusiastic about in-state gas pipeline (Anchorage Daily News, 7/5/11)

Alaska political corruption trials: Kott, Kohring back to court (Alaska Dispatch, 7/1/11)
JUNE 2011
Parnell budget vetoes coming this afternoon (Anchorage Daily News, 6/29/11)
Parnell would veto bill to save coastal management program (Anchorage Daily News, 6/28/11)
Alaska lawmakers take up coastal management, again (Alaska Dispatch, 6/26/11)
Democrats consider suing over redistricting plan (Anchorage Daily News, 6/24/11)
Special session back on (Juneau Empire, 6/24/11)
Parnell plans to cut at least $400M in spending (Forbes, 6/23/11)
Parnell signs child abuse and child exploitation bills (Juneau Empire, 6/23/11)
Legislators try to save Coastal Management, but there are hurdles (Juneau Empire, 6/23/11)
Redistricting pushes French to start campaigning a year early (Anchorage Daily News, 6/23/11)
Legislative leaders make final try to save coastal program (Anchorage Daily News, 6/22/11)
Progress made on saving Coastal Management (Juneau Empire, 6/21/11)
Mayor: State too much of an industry cheerleader (Alaska Dispatch, 6/21/11)
North Slope mayor blasts state for lack of support, ideas in offshore development (The Arctic Sounder, 6/21/11)
Alaska House rejects special session on coastal management (Anchorage Daily News, 6/21/11)
Parnell meets with president of Iceland on Arctic issues (Anchorage Daily News, 6/21/11)
House, Senate negotiations continue on Coastal Management deal (Juneau Empire, 6/20/11)
Not enough support for coastal management special session (Alaska Dispatch, 6/20/11)
House rejects special session (Anchorage Daily News, 6/20/11)
Coastal zone program staffers begin looking for new jobs (Anchorage Daily News, 6/20/11)
Parnell budget vetoes due in next 2 weeks (News Tribune, 6/19/11)
State Senate seeks special session on coastal management (Anchorage Daily News, 6/18/11)
Alaska coastal management special session? Not yet. (Alaska Dispatch, 6/17/11)
Is Obama blocking Alaska oil drilling? (Alaska Dispatch, 6/15/11)
Kay Brown will lead Alaska Democrats (Anchorage Daily News, 6/15/11)
Emails underscore Parnell’s loyalty to Palin (Anchorage Daily News, 6/15/11)
Alaska investigating gap in Palin email trove (Slate, 6/15/11)
Gov. Parnell takes a rural road trip (Alaska Dispatch, 6/14/11)
Editorial: Explanation of email decisions don’t make sense (Anchorage Daily News, 6/13/11)
Audio: New ferry awaits gov’s budget decisions (KSTK, 6/13/11)
Palin emails: Pondering higher office (Wall Street Journal, 6/12/11)
Alaska set to release emails from Palin’s gubernatorial tenure (Washington Post, 6/10/11)
Parnell, Huckabee discuss Alaska’s oil, gas potential (Anchorage Daily News, 6/8/11)
Opinion: Parnell should veto $34 million for UAA basketball arena (Fairbanks Daily News-Miner, 6/4/11)
Joe Miller sets up committees endorsing limited government (Anchorage Daily News, 6/3/11)
Unicameral legislature might be best solution (Anchorage Daily News, 6/3/11)
Reporters, activist awaiting Palin emails (Juneau Empire, 6/2/11)
State says no public review of Palin emails in Anchorage (Anchorage Daily News, 6/2/11)
With no deal in works, coastal zone program appears dead (Anchorage Daily News, 6/1/11)
MAY 2011
Begich warns loss of Coastal Management Program could harm chances for arctic oil exploration (Juneau Empire, 5/31/11)
Opinion: Session time limit hasn’t seemed to help (Anchorage Daily News, 5/31/11)
State budget, spending generate a bunch of exceptions (Anchorage Daily News, 5/31/11)
Alaska Dems are seeking a new executive director (Anchorage Daily News, 5/31/11)
State getting ready to release Palin emails (Anchorage Daily News, 5/31/11)
AP interview: Parnell to pursue oil tax cut (Forbes, 5/29/11)
Begich: The essentials of an energy policy – Alaska, nation need broader reform actions (Fairbanks Daily News-Miner, 5/29/11)

Juneau, state projects awaiting review by Parnell (Juneau Empire, 5/29/11)

No agreement on coast plan; special session on hold (Anchorage Daily News, 5/29/11)

Gov denounces ‘bad faith’ in coastal management talks (Alaska Journal of Commerce, 5/27/11)

Special session once again – Coastal control rift pits industry versus local rule (Anchorage Daily News, 5/27/11)

Lawmakers prepare for 2nd special session (KTUU, 5/27/11)

Legislators buying tickets for special session next week (Anchorage Daily News, 5/27/11)

Parnell calls on feds to increase rare earths effort (Alaska Journal of Commerce, 5/27/11) P

arnell plans big cuts to Legislature’s capital budget (The News Tribune, 5/27/11)

Parnell plans to stick to $2.8B spending level (Juneau Empire, 5/26/11)

Gov. Parnell and House forfeit Alaska sovereignty by failing to pass coastal management bill (The Mudflats, 5/26/11)

Hopes rise for special session on Coastal Zone management (Alaska Dispatch, 5/25/11)

Parnell responds to ‘misinformation’ on coastal program’s demise (Alaska Dispatch, 5/25/11)

Results of poll on special session expected today (Anchorage Daily News, 5/25/11)

Legislators eyeing special session to save Coastal Management (Juneau Empire, 5/24/11)

Video: Parnell – Senators bit me like a snake in coastal-zone talks (Alaska Newspapers, Inc, 5/23/11)

Parnell: Gas line plans won’t neglect Interior Alaska needs (Fairbanks Daily News-Miner, 5/23/11)

Legislators: Coastal program lapse would hurt Alaskans (Anchorage Daily News, 5/20/11)

Lawmakers get OK to reject hike in office allowance (Anchorage Daily News, 5/20/11)

Capital budget vetoes likely, but contractors will stay busy this summer (Alaska Journal of Commerce, 5/20/11)

Parnell backs plan to set aside money for intrastate gas pipeline (Fairbanks Daily News-Miner, 5/20/11)

Parnell: State looking out for Interior, rural Alaska energy needs (Fairbanks Daily News-Miner, 5/19/11)

Alaska pipeline scrapped (Wall Street Journal, 5/18/11)

Bromwich to Parnell: Meet me in Anchorage (Alaska Dispatch, 5/18/11)

Governor doesn’t plan special session on coastal zone (Anchorage Daily News, 5/18/11)

Palin’s perfect storm (Anchorage Press, 5/18/11)

Chances dim for an Alaskan gas pipeline as Denali bows out (New York Times, 5/17/11)

BP, ConocoPhillips joint venture drops bid to build Alaska gas pipeline (Fairbanks Daily News-Miner, 5/17/11)

Legislature’s final budget goes up against governor’s veto (Anchorage Daily News, 5/17/11)

Alaska special session ends amid drama; now what? (Bloomberg Businessweek, 5/16/11)

Dem lawmaker reviews session’s high, low points (Juneau Empire, 5/16/11)

Parnell planning budget vetoes (KTUU, 5/16/11)

Adjournment leaves major issues to be settled next session (Anchorage Daily News, 5/16/11)

Legislature adjourns amid high drama (Anchorage Daily News, 5/15/11)

House OKs big capital budget (Anchorage Daily News, 5/14/11)

House may adjourn; Senate faces decision (Anchorage Daily News, 5/14/11)

House fails to agree to coastal zone bill (Anchorage Daily News, 5/14/11)

Senate, House work to resolve capital budget (Alaska Journal of Commerce, 5/13/11)

House, Senate still apart on coastal management bill (Anchorage Daily News, 5/13/11)

Alaska Legislature’s special session nears finish (Fairbanks Daily News-Miner, 5/13/11)

Senate president: AK special session may end soon (Bloomberg Businessweek, 5/13/11)

Boeing, unions, and Arkansas (Blue Arkansas, 5/12/11)

Alaska bill would give pay raise to gov, lt. gov (Bloomberg Businessweek, 5/12/11)

Parnell opposes Senate coastal management plan (Bloomberg Businessweek, 5/12/11)

Should Alaska’s governor get a pay raise? (Alaska Dispatch, 5/11/11)

Top lawyers debate controversial bill provisions (Juneau Empire, 5/11/11)

Commentary: From Alaska’s origins to today, liberalism has shaped our lives (Anchorage Daily News, 5/7/11)

Alaska governor is central to ending session (Bloomberg Businessweek, 5/6/11)

Alaska Legislature OKs operating budget, but mood sour (Bloomberg Businessweek, 5/6/11)

Alaska’s budget dispute puts federal dollars in jeopardy (Fairbanks Daily News-Miner, 5/6/11)

Legislature approves operating, mental health budgets (Alaska Journal of Commerce, 5/6/11)

Alaska House keen to examine energy spending package (Fairbanks Daily News-Miner, 5/6/11)

Legislative impasse continues; House, Senate trade charges (Alaska Journal of Commerce, 5/6/11)

Alaska needs budget action: Capital bill can’t wait until the fall (Fairbanks Daily News-Miner, 5/5/11)

How fair are Alaska’s redistricting plans? (Alaska Dispatch, 5/5/11)

State operating budget finally clears committee (Alaska Dispatch, 5/4/11)

Special session goes on; impasse to break? (Bloomberg Businessweek, 5/4/11)

Legislative negotiators agree on state operating budget (Anchorage Daily News, 5/4/11)

Bill for special legislative session tops $480,000 so far (Anchorage Daily News, 5/4/11)

House challenges Senate over capital projects (Juneau Empire, 5/4/11)

GOP Speaker: House could pass its own capital budget (Forbes, 5/3/11)

Tee time: Alaska House speaker heads south amid special session (Alaska Dispatch, 5/3/11)

Parnell rejects federal funds for a sex education program (Alaska Dispatch, 5/3/11)

GOP governors call for more state input on drilling (The Hill, 5/2/11)

Legislative stalemate continues (Juneau Empire, 5/2/11)

Parnell joins other oil states in offshore coalition (Alaska Dispatch, 5/2/11)

House rejects Senate offer for a cooling-off period on budget (Anchorage Daily News, 5/1/11)

APRIL 2011

Commentary: Parnell concocts a massive flip-flop (Anchorage Daily News, 4/30/11) No end in sight for budget gridlock in Legislature (Anchorage Daily News, 4/30/11)Special session hearing in Anchorage brings out bureaucrats (Anchorage Daily News, 4/29/11) Parnell should play lead role in settling Juneau stalemate (Fairbanks Daily News-Miner, 4/29/11) Special session hearing in Anchorage brings out bureaucrats (Anchorage Daily News, 4/29/11) Parnell supports lawsuit against BLM targeting ‘wild lands’ (Seward Phoenix, 4/29/11) Parnell promises he won’t use veto to punish legislators (Anchorage Daily News, 4/28/11) Parnell: I won’t abuse veto authority (Bloomberg Businessweek, 4/28/11) House Dems outline three-part plan for wrapping up budget bill (Fairbanks Daily News-Miner, 4/28/11) House Dems blast Anchorage hearing(Anchorage Daily News, 4/28/11) Senate tricks drain power from House, Gov. Parnell (Anchorage Daily News, 4/28/11) Dem leader: Alaska governor out of mix (Bloomberg Businessweek, 4/28/11) House minority offers solution to legislative stalemate (Juneau Empire, 4/28/11) House Democrats offer special session solution (Alaska Dispatch,4/28/11) No Senate appearance from governor (Fairbanks Daily News-Miner, 4/28/11) Alaska lawmakers say they’re inching closer to deal on capital spending (Fairbanks Daily News-Miner, 4/28/11) Legislative standoff temporarily relocating to Anchorage (Alaska Dispatch, 4/27/11) 10 days into the special session,  no sign of budget progress(Anchorage Daily News, 4/27/11) House GOP blames Senate for impasse (Anchorage Daily News, 4/27/11) Could AK Legislature leave without capital budget? (Bloomberg Businessweek, 4/26/11) Why is the Legislature still in Juneau? (Alaska Dispatch, 4/26/11) Alaska AG: Contingencies unconstitutional (Fairbanks Daily News-Miner, 4/26/11)Parnell may test legality of capital budget language (Anchorage Daily News, 4/25/11) Parnell sticks to spending cap, calls for savings (Fairbanks Daily News-Miner, 4/25/11)Dem lawmaker wants records of govt meetings with oil industry officials (Fairbanks Daily News-Miner, 4/25/11) Despite budget restraint, more work remains (Anchorage Daily News, 4/24/11) Senate cuts spending proposal in effort to speed adjournment (Juneau Empire, 4/23/11) Alaska legislators navigate budget gridlock (Fairbanks Daily News-Miner, 4/20/11) Energy bill moves ahead, Susitna dam project advances (Juneau Empire, 4/20/11) Editorial: Senate’s budget approach leaves much to be desired(Fairbanks Daily News-Miner, 4/20/11) Parnell blames Senate for the deadlock (Anchorage Daily News, 4/19/11) Governor’s letter to Legislature draws reaction from leadership (APRN, 4/19/11) Parnell blames senate for ‘pileup’ (KTUU, 4/19/11) Legislative leaders meet with governor on budget (Bloomberg Businessweek, 4/19/11) Parnell blasts Alaska Senate for ‘legislative pileup’ (Alaska Dispatch, 4/19/11) Legislators make progress on energy projects (Juneau Empire, 4/19/11) Opinion: Legislative session ends downright ugly (Anchorage Daily News, 4/18/11) Special session of Alaska Legislature officially begins (Alaska Dispatch, 4/18/11) Special session may go more than a week (Anchorage Daily News, 4/18/11) Lawmakers approach Parnell on budget as special session opens (News Tribune, 4/18/11) Audio: Special session called after lawmakers fail to pass budget (KRBD, 4/18/11) Parnell scolds Senate, calls special session (Fairbanks Daily News-Miner, 4/18/11) Next step: Special Legislative session(Juneau Empire, 4/18/11) Alaska Senate doesn’t reveal budget to House before deadline (Fairbanks Daily News-Miner, 4/18/11) Legislature still at impasse; House leaning toward adjournment (Anchorage Daily News, 4/17/11) Commentary: Let Parnell play on fear of opposition legislators (Anchorage Daily News, 4/16/11) Voters want 90-day session: obey the law (Anchorage Daily News, 4/16/11) Commentary: GOP legislative leaders in a battle of wills (Alaska Dispatch, 4/16/11) Contentious coastal management measure clears House (Alaska Dispatch, 4/16/11) Lawmakers battle over governor’s role in scholarship debate (Juneau Empire, 4/15/11) Suspense grows in Alaska Legislature over funding schools (Fairbanks Daily News-Miner, 4/15/11) Legislative session could stretch past 90 days as chambers bicker over budget (Juneau Empire, 4/15/11) Alaska legislators pull strings to hustle through capital budget (Fairbanks Daily News-Miner, 4/15/11) Legislators set to OK $3B capital budget (Alaska Journal of Commerce,4/14/11) Alaska House pushes Senate for action on budget (Fairbanks Daily News-Miner, 4/14/11) House speaker: ‘We will not be bullied’ into a capital budget (Alaska Dispatch, 4/14/11) Hopes remain for Alaska coastal management bill (Bloomberg Businessweek, 4/14/11) Alaska panel dashes hope for gov’s oil tax bill (Bloomberg Businessweek, 4/14/11) Alaska lawmakers scramble for pipeline funding (Fairbanks Daily News-Miner, 4/14/11) As session ends, Senate sweetens talk on Parnell’s oil tax bill(Alaska Journal of Commerce, 4/14/11) Senators give thumbs-down to controversial Parnell appointee (Anchorage Daily News, 4/2/11) Emails show public divided on tax cut plan (Anchorage Daily News, 4/2/11) Oil taxes: The numbers (Fairbanks Daily News-Miner, 4/1/11) Alaska pushes to expedite offshore drilling (Wall Street Journal, 4/1/11)Republicans pressure Senate on Alaska oil tax plan (Fairbanks Daily News-Miner, 4/1/11) Parnell oil tax cut plan deserves comprehensive cost/benefit analysis (Fairbanks Daily News-Miner, 4/1/11) French challenges Parnell to a debate over oil taxes (Anchorage Daily News, 4/1/11) Republicans scuttle Palin’s oil tax increase (The Hill, 4/1/11)Hollis French touts tax climate, Chamber finds claim ‘disingenuous’ (Alaska Journal of Commerce, 4/1/11) Alaska House OKs oil tax cut plan (Fairbanks Daily News-Miner,4/1/11) Panel to review controversial Judicial Council nominee again (Anchorage Daily News, 4/1/11) Life after Prudhoe Bay (Fairbanks Daily News-Miner, 4/1/11) Senators oppose Parnell nominee who want to criminalize sex outside of marriage (Anchorage Daily News, 4/1/11)

MARCH 2011

Alaska battles over how lifeblood — oil — is taxed (Bloomberg Businessweek, 3/31/11) Parnell’s oil tax bill faces uncertain future in Senate (Juneau Empire, 3/31/11) Alaska House passes governor’s oil tax cut (Alaska Dispatch, 3/31/11) Audio: Parnell holding rally to push oil tax revision bill (APRN, 3/31/11) House debates governor’s oil tax proposal (APRN, 3/31/11) House to vote tonight on cutting oil taxes (Anchorage Daily News, 3/31/11) Oil tax cut is built on myths: Fact reveal no need for tax breaks(Fairbanks Daily News Miner, 3/31/11) Parnell: No special session, but rejection of oil tax cut will force budget slashing (Anchorage Daily News, 3/31/11) Alaska auditors forced to check 1 million oil tax transactions by hand (Fairbanks Daily News-Miner, 3/30/11) Parnell administration increasingly takes the feds to court (Anchorage Daily News, 3/30/11) Parnell wins early victory as oil tax reduction moves forward (Juneau Empire, 3/30/11) Oil production would have to double current forecast to hit Parnell’s new 2021 goal (Fairbanks Daily News Miner, 3/30/11) Alaska Senate delves into health care reform (Fairbanks Daily News-Miner, 3/29/11) Alaska clash over resources and rights heats up (New York Times, 3/29/11) Capitol talk turns to special sessions (Juneau Empire, 3/28/11) Parnell’s health exchange strategy questioned (Forbes, 3/28/11)Another week of oil tax debate in Legislature, but little accomplished (Alaska Dispatch, 3/27/11) Oil tax reduction unlikely to work, expert tells Legislature (Juneau Empire,3/27/11) Parnell reiterates need for scholarship program (Fairbanks Daily News-Miner, 3/27/11) Editorial: Alaska’s progressive oil tax takes bigger share than most(Fairbanks Daily News-Miner, 3/26/11) Oil tax bill could cut into surplus, analysis suggests (Anchorage Daily News, 3/25/11) Parnell stands by nominee despite his stance on adultery (Anchorage Daily News, 3/25/11) Parnell says no special session for oil tax proposal (Fairbanks Daily News-Miner, 3/25/11) Alaska oil industry give-backs, part 2(Alaska Dispatch, 3/25/11) Consultant says a blanket tax cut is unjustified for oil companies in Alaska (Fairbanks Daily News-Miner, 3/25/11) Parnell, senators, trade jabs(Juneau Empire, 3/25/11) Parnell’s oil tax plan met with resistance from Alaska state senators (Fairbanks Daily News-Miner, 3/25/11) Consultant says governor, industry haven’t made case for cutting oil taxes (Fairbanks Daily News-Miner, 3/24/11) Lawmakers warned to ‘be careful’ before revamping Alaska oil taxes (Alaska Dispatch, 3/24/11)Testimony on oil tax overhaul begins (APRN, 3/24/11) Alaska Senate may sink governor’s oil tax cuts (Fairbanks Daily News-Miner, 3/24/11) Senator doesn’t see votes for Parnell oil tax bill (Anchorage Daily News, 3/24/11) Parnell appointee says sex outside marriage should be illegal (Anchorage Daily News, 3/24/11) Editorial: Oil tax reform a slippery slope (Juneau Empire, 3/23/11) Alaska Dems try to expand health insurance program (Forbes, 3/23/11) Oil tax debate open for public testimony (Alaska Dispatch,3/23/11) Alaska oil producers make case for Parnell’s tax structure changes (Fairbanks Daily News-Miner, 3/22/11) Parnell’s challenge to Obama: Drill (Fairbanks Daily News-Miner, 3/22/11)

FEBRUARY 2011

Alaska ‘handicapped’ by gap in oil drilling info (Fairbanks Daily News-Miner, 2/12/11) Legislative hearings on Alaska production tax changes begin (Alaska Journal of Commerce, 2/11/11) Legislative expert warns of oil tax flaws (Juneau Empire, 2/10/11) Tax breaks for oil, gas $3 billion since 2006 (Anchorage Daily News, 2/10/11)Congressional delegation rips Parnell’s gas tax suspension (Juneau Empire, 2/9/11) Video: Oil investment debate – the Democrats’ side (KTUU, 2/9/11) Parnell: Cutting oil taxes will increase Alaska jobs (Anchorage Daily News, 2/9/11) Lawmakers raise concerns over governor’s proposed budget (Anchorage Daily News, 2/9/11) Time to build a 500-mile road to Nome? (Anchorage Daily News, 2/9/11) Committee begins hearings on Parnell oil tax plan (Bloomberg, 2/8/11) Parnell says new GOP AGIA bill chills business (KTUU, 2/7/11) Legislators supporting deadline for gasline project (Alaska Public Radio, 2/7/11) Opinion: TansCant-ada: the beginning of the end? (Alaska Dispatch,2/7/11) State, Fairbanks react to earmark moratorium (Fairbanks Daily News-Miner, 2/4/11) Parnell rules out earmark requests (Juneau Empire, 2/4/11) Parnell: Enacting health care may violate oath (Washington Post, 2/3/11) Parnell want $160M for unexpected expenses (Anchorage Daily News, 2/3/11) Alaska must accept ‘new reality’ on earmarks, governor says (Anchorage Daily News, 2/3/11) Parnell seeks legal advice on enacting health overhaul (Anchorage Daily News, 2/3/11) Gov. Parnell defends gas tax, abandons earmarks (KTUU, 2/3/11) Parnell asks Alaska AG how to duck health care reform (Alaska Dispatch, 2/3/11) Parnell backs Shell, blasts EPA (Fairbanks Daily News-Miner, 2/3/11) Alaskans reluctant to accept end of earmarks (Anchorage Daily News, 2/2/11)

JANUARY 2011

The Alaska Performance Scholarship’s rural riddle (Alaska Dispatch, 1/31/11) Lawmakers to review tax credits (Anchorage Daily News, 1/29/11) Fired director targets Parnell administration in new blog (Anchorage Daily News, 1/28/11) Parnell blasts federal plan to add protection to BLM land (Fairbanks Daily News-Miner, 1/28/11) Alaska promises release of Palin emails by May 31 (Reuters, 1/27/11) Parnell oil tax cut carries $10 billion price tag, former revenue official says (Fairbanks Daily News-Miner, 1/27/11)Parnell’s definition of ‘deficit’ raises ire (Juneau Empire, 1/26/11) Alaska health insurance exchange proposed in Legislature (Alaska Dispatch, 1/26/11) Plan to cut gas tax a hard sell in Juneau (KTUU, 1/26/11) Alaska encourages investment to create jobs statewide (GovMonitor, 1/25/11) Editorial: Governor makes great choices for new regents(Fairbanks Daily News-Miner, 1/24/11) Push to move capital from Juneau gets no momentum (Anchorage Daily News, 1/23/11) Alaska Legislature: What are lawmakers up to? (Alaska Dispatch, 1/23/11) State unemployment rate edging closer to nation’s (Juneau Empire, 1/23/11) Interior local leaders stress need for energy help after Parnell’s speech (Fairbanks Daily News-Miner, 1/23/11) Parnell: ‘Our state is on sound footing’ (LA Times, 1/21/11) What to expect in the upcoming legislative session (Alaska Journal of Commerce, 1/14/11) Parnell intends to keep his raise (Anchorage Daily News, 1/10/11) Commission approves $20K raise to $145K for governor (Anchorage Daily News,1/9/11) Trans-Alaska oil pipeline remains shut down after leak discovered Saturday (Alaska Dispatch, 1/8/11) State budget includes $10.5M toward roads to resources (Alaska Journal of Commerce, 1/7/11) Parnell warns of too much federal control (KTUU, 1/7/11) Commission decides to boost guv’s pay by $20K (Anchorage Daily News, 1/7/11)Governor outlines strategy to fight federal overreach (SitNews, 1/6/11) Lt. Gov named to advisory position he advocated (Fairbanks Daily News-Miner, 1/6/11) Alaska oil production falls (Juneau Empire, 1/6/11) Property tax measure heralds start of 2012 campaign season (Alaska Dispatch, 1/5/11) Panel deals shell a setback in the Arctic (Wall Street Journal, 1/5/11) Shell Oil faces another setback in Beaufort, Chukchi seas (Alaska Public Radio, 1/4/11) Parnell wants to tap into energy fund to build proposed dam(Fairbanks Daily News-Miner, 1/3/11) Timing is everything: Federal rules on Shell air permits changed days after approval (Fairbanks Daily News-Miner, 1/3/11)

DECEMBER 2010

2011 budget proposal includes $871M for transportation, heavy on federal subsidies (Alaska Journal of Commerce, 12/31/10) State plans internal review of election handling(Anchorage Daily News, 12/30/10) Native group slams Parnell’s Fish and Game pick (Anchorage Daily News,12/29/10) Federal judge seeks Arctic offshore moratorium answer (Alaska Dispatch, 12/28/10) Resume inflation won’t help acting Fish and Game commissioner (Alaska Dispatch, 12/28/10) Parnell’s office: Palin e-mails won’t be released until May (Des Moines Register, 12/28/10) Rare earth elements: Alaska’s resource future? (Alaska Dispatch, 12/27/10) Parnell puts emphasis on coordination in first Fish & Game budget (Alaska Journal of Commerce, 12/23/10) Alaska to sue over federal polar bear protection (Anchorage Daily News, 12/22/10) Alaska to sue over polar bear protection (Washington Post, 12/21/10) Political science at Alaska Fish & Game (Alaska Dispatch, 12/21/10) Parnell’s budgets totals $11 billion in 2012 spending (Alaska Journal of Commerce, 12/17/10) Alaska sidestepped recession in 2010; stocks up cash reserves (Alaska Journal of Commerce, 12/17/10) Federal energy analysts dropping AK natural gas line, citing costs (Fairbanks Daily News-Miner, 12/16/10) Parnell focuses on resource development in budget (Anchorage Daily News, 12/16/10) Parnell unveils $11B spending plan (Juneau Empire, 12/16/10) Audio: No funding for new ferry included in budget proposal (KFSK, 12/16/10) Alaska sues over fishing regulations designed to protect sea lions (LA Times, 12/15/10) Editorial: Parnell’s budget (Anchorage Daily News, 12/15/10) Interior Alaska infrastructure projects total $100 million in new budget(Fairbanks Daily News-Miner, 12/15/10) Parnell, Treadwell sworn into office in quiet ceremony (Alaska Journal of Commerce, 12/10/10) Editorial: Parnell approves new education commissioner (Juneau Empire, 12/10/10) Starting gun – Parnell is governor in his own right (Fairbanks Daily News-Miner, 12/6/10) Parnell takes on ‘fish wars’(Kenai Peninsula Clarion, 12/5/10) Revenue Commish: State in strongest financial position ever (Anchorage Daily News, 12/4/10) Parnell to wade into Southcentral ‘fish wars’(Alaska Journal of Commerce, 12/3/10)

NOVEMBER 2010

Alaska forecasts budget surplus (Fairbanks Daily News-Miner, 11/30/10) Parnell appoints new attorney general (Alaska Dispatch, 11/30/10) Editorial: Habitat rule for polar bears isn’t worth it (Fairbanks Daily News-Miner, 11/28/10) State to accept federal education dollars (Kenai Peninsula Clarion, 11/28/10) Parnell: Interior’s climate-change polar bear decision hinders oil drilling (The Hill, 11/25/10) Parnell to fight polar bear habitat designation (Alaska Dispatch, 11/24/10) Audio: Interior Dept designates critical polar bear habitat (Alaska Public Radio Network, 11/24/10) Parnell names new revenue, health and social services chiefs (Alaska Journal of Commerce, 11/24/10) Alaska moving to new era as congressional earmarks fade (Anchorage Daily News, 11/22/10) Cabinet shuffle: Governor’s overhaul sends message of fresh start (Fairbanks Daily News-Miner, 11/19/10) Parnell names attorney general to natural resources post (Anchorage Daily News, 11/18/10) Opinion: What’s the matter with Alaska? (Huffington Post, 11/17/10) Commission recommends 40% pay raise for AK governor (Anchorage Daily News, 11/12/10) +++ Cabinet shakeup indicates Parnell’s intent to change state’s policies (AK Journal of Commerce, 11/11/10) Parnell’s cabinet picks may face confirmation battles (Fairbanks Daily News-Miner, 11/11/10) Parnell commissioner purge includes gas pipeline leaders (Anchorage Daily News, 11/10/10) Editorial: Parnell making a break from Palin past (Anchorage Daily News, 11/9/10) Parnell wins in Juneau, where GOP usually fares poorly (Juneau Empire, 11/4/10) Parnell starts top government shakeup (Alaska Dispatch, 11/3/10) Parnell to reevaluate staff as part of transition(Anchorage Daily News, 11/3/10) Parnell soundly defeats Berkowitz in governor’s race (KTUU, 11/2/10) Parnell wins his own term as Alaska governor (Anchorage Daily News, 11/2/10) Berkowitz uses Palin, Miller in attack ad (Politico, 11/1/10)

OCTOBER 2010

Guber candidates gear up for campaign’s final days (KTUU, 10/31/10) Berkowitz changes direction on oil industry (Juneau Empire, 10/31/10) Berkowitz: Alaska needs a different approach to developing its valuable resources (Anchorage Daily News, 10/30/10) Governor hopefuls emphasize their differences (Alaska Dispatch, 10/30/10)Parnell: keeping oil flowing, building gas pipeline are top economic priorities (Anchorage Daily News, 10/30/10) Editorial: Parnell, Young and non of the above (Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman, 10/30/10) Gubernatorial candidates debate Alaska tax policy (Bloomberg Businessweek, 10/29/10) VIDEO: Parnell: ‘Only God knows’ how old earth is(Huffington Post, 10/29/10) Governor candidates debate tax policy (Anchorage Daily News, 10/28/10) Parnell waiting on legal challenges to health reform (Fairbanks Daily News-Miner, 10/28/10) Berkowitz and Walker share vision for Alaska (Anchorage Daily News, 10/27/10) Alaska needs protection from tea party agenda (Anchorage Daily News, 10/27/10) Health care for all Alaskans is an issue in campaign (Anchorage Daily News, 10/27/10) Berkowitz makes his pitch to the Arctic (The Arctic Sounder,10/26/10) Parnell highlights education, economy s top priorities (The Arctic Sounder, 10/26/10) APOC rejects Berkowitz complaint on ads (KTUU, 10/26/10) Parnell continues, adds to Palin agenda (Anchorage Daily News, 10/24/10) Berkowitz: status quo under Parnell not working (Christian Science Monitor, 10/23/10) Racism invades Alaska governor debate (Fairbanks Daily News-Miner, 10/23/10) Candidate Q&A: Oil and gas tax (Anchorage Daily News, 10/23/10) Sean Parnell: ‘Action, not words’(Anchorage Daily News, 10/22/10) Ethan Berkowitz: ‘Energize Alaska’ (Anchorage Daily News, 10/21/10) Candidate Q&A: Role of tribal govts (Anchorage Daily News,10/21/10) Parnell, Berkowitz talk about Kodiak issues (Kodiak Daily Mirror, 10/20/10) Guber candidates spar during student forum (Anchorage Daily News, 10/19/10)Commentary: 2010 – the year of the stealth candidate (Anchorage Daily News, 10/19/10) Parnell still ahead in latest poll (Alaska Dispatch, 10/17/10) Berkowitz, Bill Walker to join forces on pipeline issues (Fairbanks News Miner, 10/16/10) Walker commits to helping Berkowitz on pipeline (Anchorage Daily News, 10/16/10) Parnell backs oil tax changes (Alaska Dispatch, 10/15/10) Berkowitz backs away from dramatic change in oil tax plan (Juneau Empire, 10/14/10) Parnell, Berkowitz debate resource development, taxes (Anchorage Daily News, 10/13/10) Alaskans’ blood sport – campaigns head into final weeks (Alaska Journal of Commerce, 10/8/10) Parnell unveils slate of public safety initiatives (Alaska Dispatch, 10/8/10) Berkowitz ad on pipeline draws heat from Parnell (Anchorage Daily News, 10/6/10) Berkowitz reports collecting $208,002 (Juneau Empire, 10/5/10) ‘Parnell got rolled,’ Berkowitz ad contends (Alaska Dispatch, 10/5/10) Berkowitz: Parnell should investigate Miller’s hunting license (Anchorage Daily News,10/1/10) Heat beneath the governor’s race (Fairbanks Daily News-Miner, 10/1/10) Berkowitz pitches ‘independent’ AG plan (Fairbanks Daily News-Miner, 10/1/10)Berkowitz: Make AG an independent office (Alaska Dispatch, 10/1/10)

SEPTEMBER 2010

The Moore Report: New Poll numbers (Anchorage Press, 9/30/10) Parnell should say how he would have plugged $1B budget hole (Fairbanks Daily News-Miner, 9/30/10)Parnell takes on National Park Service (Alaska Dispatch, 9/30/10) Walker considers, rejects write-in campaign for gov (Juneau Empire, 9/28/10) 2002 income tax vote comes back to haunt Berkowitz (Fairbanks Daily News-Miner, 9/28/10) Clear differences emerge between Parnell, Berkowitz in gov race (Fairbanks Daily News Miner, 9/26/10)Berkowitz sounds like Republican in this race (Anchorage Daily News, 9/25/10) Candidates: oil is declining, so what do we do? (Anchorage Daily News, 9/25/10) Parnell, Miller ride ‘constitutional conservative’ wave in Alaska election (Alaska Dispatch, 9/24/10) These are strange days for the GOP in Alaska (Alaska Dispatch, 9/24/10) Gubernatorial candidates trade barbs over economy (Bloomberg Businessweek, 9/23/10) Berkowitz aims to shrink corporate income taxes (Anchorage Daily News, 9/22/10) New poll has Parnell solidly ahead (Alaska Dispatch, 9/22/10) How should Alaska bolster oil production? (Alaska Dispatch, 9/22/10) Investing PFD in gas line will not cost jobs, professor says (Anchorage Daily News, 9/21/10) Walker may be making gov run as write-in after all (Alaska Dispatch, 9/20/10) Parnell, Berkowitz on oil (Alaska Journal of Commerce,9/17/10) Walker reconsiders write-in campaign (KTUU, 9/17/10) Opinion: Parnell fumbles with pipeline while industry ready to play (Alaska Journal of Commerce, 9/17/10)Berkowitz proposes lifetime hunting, fishing licenses (Anchorage Daily News, 9/17/10) Putting the past aside, old rivals team up to take on Parnell (Alaska Dispatch, 9/16/10)Walker: Write-in campaign doesn’t seem like ‘a winning strategy’ (Alaska Dispatch, 9/15/10) Parnell, Berkowitz meet in gubernatorial forum (Peninsula Clarion, 9/15/10)Walker won’t pursue write-in candidacy (APRN, 9/15/10) Parnell wants hold-the-line operating budget (Bloomberg Businessweek, 9/14/10) Walker close to decision on governor’s race (Anchorage Daily News, 9/10/10) Own a piece of the pipeline, Pt 2 (Alaskan Advocate, 9/9/10) State sues feds to end offshore drilling moratorium (KTUU, 9/9/10) Own a piece of the pipeline, Pt 1 (Alaskan Advocate, 9/8/10) Audio: Benson pitches pipeline “ownership” on campaign trail (KFSK Radio, 9/8/10) New Rasmussen: Parnell still the favorite (Alaska Dispatch, 9/3/10) Alaska Independence Party mulls backing Walker for governor (KTUU, 9/3/10) AFL-CIO endorses Berkowitz (Alaska Dispatch, 9/2/10) Alaska goes ‘on the offensive’ over Endangered Species Act (Alaska Dispatch, 9/2/10) Will Bill Walker run on the AIP ticket? (Alaska Dispatch, 9/1/10)Berkowitz, Parnell camps trade barbs after Miller win (Alaska Dispatch, 9/1/10)

AUGUST 2010

Can Alaska curb its appetite for blue-state pork? (LA Times, 8/30/10) Berkowitz wants Alaskans to invest individually in gas pipeline (Alaska Dispatch, 8/27/10) Bill Walker considering a write-in candidacy (Alaska Dispatch, 8/26/10) Juneau charts its own path in state races (Juneau Empire, 8/26/10) Alaska voters have clear choice in governor’s race (Anchorage Daily News, 8/26/10) Parnell scores comfortable GOP primary win (KTUU, 8/25/10) Palin cast long shadow over state’s primary election (Alaska Journal of Commerce, 8/25/10) Barbs begin between Parnell, Berkowitz (Anchorage Daily News, 8/25/10) Audio: Addressing Alaskans: Democratic gubernatorial debate (KSKA, 8/12/10) French campaign solicits Juneau’s Democrats (Juneau Empire, 8/12/10) GOP governor debate pushed back (Alaska Dispatch, 8/11/10) Parnell suspends campaign after Stevens plane crash (APRN, 8/10/10) Opinion: Do Alaskans have ‘governor fatigue’? (Anchorage Daily News, 8/9/10) GOP race heating up as Parnell faces two primary rivals (Anchorage Daily News, 8/8/10) Parnell’s long history with oil and gas (Alaska Dispatch, 8/8/10) Berkowitz plans no TV buy before primary (Anchorage Daily News,8/8/10) Oil tax a key issue in Dem guber race (Juneau Empire, 8/6/10) Oil taxes divide French and Berkowitz (Anchorage Daily News, 8/6/10) Opinion: Parnell stomps on Constitution, voters should respond (Alaska Journal of Commerce, 8/6/10) Parnell: habitat designation won’t help polar bears, but will kill Alaska’s jobs (Washington Post,8/6/10) TV viewers to see even more of Parnell, Walker as primary approaches (Alaska Dispatch, 8/6/10) Republican gubernatorial candidates debate economy (KTUU, 8/4/10) Parnell, French garner most Juneau contributions (Juneau Empire, 8/4/10) Rep. Young told he won’t be indicted after years-long investigation (New York Times,8/4/10) GOP guber candidates agree they don’t like feds, but disagree on oil taxes & budget (Anchorage Daily News, 8/4/10) Walker files 2nd AGIA records request on pipeline open season (Alaska Dispatch, 8/3/10) Why isn’t Palin endorsing Parnell? (Alaska Dispatch, 8/1/10)

JULY 2010

Natural gas pipeline project moves forward (Anchorage Daily News, 7/31/10) Gas pipeline dispute continues at debate (Juneau Empire, 7/30/10) GOP candidates debate in Juneau (Anchorage Daily News, 7/29/10) Guber candidates react to Therriault resignation (Alaska Public Radio Network, 7/29/10) Parnell, Berkowitz hold fundraising leads(Juneau Empire, 7/28/10) Berkowitz leads French in Democratic donations (Alaska Dispatch, 7/27/10) Opponents: Parnell politicizing gas pipeline open season (KTVA, 7/25/10) Alaska gov restores calm after stormy Palin tenure (Washington Post, 7/25/10) Parnell’s first year in office is one of quiet service (Anchorage Daily News, 7/25/10)Parnell wants to limit new agency spending (CNBC, 7/23/10) Dems French and Berkowitz divided over oil taxes (Anchorage Daily News, 7/21/10) Pipeline official defends secrecy (Juneau Empire, 7/21/10) Berkowitz going rogue on ACES (Alaska Dispatch, 7/21/10) Samuels wants Parnell to dismiss energy adviser (Fairbanks Daily Miner,7/17/10) Poe unimpressed with remaining candidates (Anchorage Daily News, 7/16/10) Samuels: Parnell illegally hired more than one legislator (Alaska Dispatch, 7/16/10) Oil taxation splits Dem guber wannabes (Anchorage Daily News, 7/14/10) Facing an uphill fight, both Dems are determined to win (Anchorage Press, 7/14/10) Samuels says gas website ‘campaign tool’ for rival (Anchorage Daily News, 7/13/10) GOP candidates put down ‘sharp instruments’ (Alaska Dispatch, 7/13/10) Commentary: Samuels resume doesn’t show ‘leadership’ (Alaska Dispatch, 7/11/10) Parnell turns down request to open TransCanada records (KTUU, 7/8/10) There will be mud – two serious primary contenders ready to take on Parnell (Anchorage Press, 7/7/10) Democrats need not apply (Anchorage Press, 7/7/10) Guber race heats up in Fairbanks debate (Alaska Dispatch, 7/7/10) Gubernatorial candidates tout pipeline, policy at Fairbanks forum (Fairbanks Daily News-Miner, 7/7/10) Ex-lawmaker quits as Parnell’s military advisor due to constitutional questions (News Tribune, 7/4/10) Opinion: If we want more oil, Parnell is not the right guy (Anchorage Daily News, 7/3/10) GOP guber contenders to square off in debate (Mat-Su Frontiersman, 7/1/10)

JUNE 2010

Alaska AFL-CIO endorses Walker in GOP gov contest (KTUU, 6/28/10) Walker to file records request against Parnell (Alaska Dispatch, 6/24/10) Candidates weigh in on seafood (Anchorage Daily News, 6/20/10) Parnell zapped for energy fund cuts (Alaska Journal of Commerce, 6/18/10) BP and Alaska: best frenemies? (Alaska Dispatch,6/17/10) Parnell: “Action” speaks to voters (Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman, 6/17/10) Parnell calls for compensation for Alaskans (Alaska Dispatch, 6/17/10) Parnell plans for Alaska’s energy future (KTUU, 6/16/10) Poe dropping out of Dem race (Anchorage Daily News, 6/15/10) Opinion: Parnell has violated spirit of state constitution (Anchorage Daily News, 6/15/10) GOP challengers accuse Parnell of dodging debates (KTUU, 6/13/10) Effort to call Senate back in session falls short (Bloomberg Businessweek, 6/11/10)Parnell skips Wasilla debate – challengers attack (Anchorage Daily News, 6/11/10) Poe, French & Berkowitz tell Dems they can beat Parnell (Anchorage Daily News, 6/10/10)Berkowitz: BP’s troubles mean Alaskans must plan (Anchorage Daily News, 6/10/10) Democrats wrestle with Parnell over KidCare (KTUU, 6/8/10) Parnell takes “state business” to Focus on the Family (Alaska Dispatch, 6/8/10) Parnell targets cruise ship projects for vetoes (Juneau Empire, 6/6/10) Opinion: Parnell’s capital budget vetoes wise decisions (Anchorage Daily News, 6/5/10) Parnell slashes $300M from state budget (Juneau Empire, 6/4/10) Parnell announces cuts to capital, operating budget (KTUU, 6/3/10) Berkowitz to Parnell: “real men” don’t pick on kids (Alaska Dispatch, 6/3/10) Parnell speaks out on ballot initiatives (Kodiak Daily Mirror, 6/2/10) Editorial: Parnell signs campaign disclosure law that French pushed (Anchorage Daily News, 6/2/10)

MAY 2010

Commentary: Walker’s pipeline plan is best for Alaska (Alaska Dispatch, 5/29/10) A look at the governor’s race (Alaska Standard, 5/28/10) Ethics panel allows campaigning on state-paid trips (Anchorage Daily News, 5/27/10) GOP challengers slam Parnell for avoiding debates (Fairbanks News Miner, 5/27/10) Parnell “frustrated” over offshore drilling delay (KTVA, 5/27/10) Berkowitz announces guber run (KTUU, 5/26/10) Challengers say Parnell blurred roles of campaign & office (Juneau Empire, 5/26/10) Guber hopefuls “talk fish” at Kodiak debate (SitNews, 5/24/10) Parnell touts scholarship plan at Fairbanks debate (Anchorage Daily News, 5/24/10) Editorial: Donors to open govt initiative should be public (Anchorage Daily News, 5/24/10) Poll: big leads for Berkowitz, Parnell (Juneau Empire, 5/23/10) Commentary: The pipeline shell game – who is right? (Alaska Dispatch, 5/22/10) Financial details help fill in candidate profiles (Anchorage Daily News, 5/21/10) Audio: Samuels talks revenue, tourism (KCAW, 5/20/10)Dems: Parnell shouldn’t raise money until budget’s done (KTUU, 5/19/10) Clock ticking as Parnell reviews capital budget (Anchorage Daily News, 5/17/10) New poll puts Parnell way, way up (Alaska Dispatch, 5/12/10) Poe wants Dems to unite behind a candidate (Juneau Empire, 5/10/10) Democrats leave state convo upbeat (Anchorage Daily News, 5/10/10) Berkowitz hits campaign trail (Juneau Empire, 5/7/10) Parnell vetoes bill that would have “decoupled” gas and oil taxes (Alaska Journal of Commerce, 5/7/10)Opinion: Parnell fails to address concerns about healthcare lawsuit (Alaska Journal of Commerce, 5/7/10) Poe says he sees the “big picture” for Alaska (Alaska Star, 5/6/10)Guber candidates offer divergent views on gas pipeline (Anchorage Daily News, 5/6/10) French asks Parnell to strengthen coastal management after BP spill (KTUU, 5/5/10)

APRIL 2010

Open season for natural gas pipeline begins (KTUU, 4/30/10) Parnell, Samuels spar over spending (Anchorage Daily News, 4/30/10) Parnell files for re-election (KTUU, 4/30/10) Audio: Parnell vetoes separating oil and gas taxes (Alaska Public Radio Network, 4/29/10) Guber hopefuls debate at UA-Anchorage (KTUU, 4/23/10) In Alaska, governor’s blandness becomes an asset (New York Times, 4/22/10) Alaska joins health care lawsuit against federal govt (Anchorage Daily News, 4/21/10) Candidates speak to budget, energy, states’ rights (Juneau Empire, 4/18/10) Legislature passes $3B capital budget – Parnell plans vetoes (Alaska Dispatch, 4/18/10) Parnell jousts with challengers over health care, budget (Anchorage Daily News, 4/16/10) Parnell’s scholarship plan may force an additional special session (Anchorage Daily News, 4/15/10) Poe: natural gas hub in Fairbanks a good start for Alaska’s energy independence (Anchorage Daily News, 4/14/10) Legislature faces big issues in closing days (Anchorage Daily News, 4/13/10)Gubernatorial candidates strive to distance themselves from Palin (Christian Science Monitor, 4/12/10) Parnell urges restraint in adding expensive new projects to state budget(Anchorage Daily News, 4/9/10) Addressing Alaskans: Sean Parnell talks about his goals (KSKA Public Radio, 4/8/10) Parnell urges lawmakers to pass his “economic growth” agenda (Business Week, 4/8/10)

MARCH 2010

Audio: Poe talks about why he’s running (KFSK public radio, 3/30/10) Parnell urges legislators to keep oil tax breaks (Anchorage Daily News, 3/30/10) Samuels supports bullet gas line, education reform (Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman, 3/29/10) Candidates try to keep campaign costs down (KTUU, 3/29/10) Democrats spar over gas pipeline in gov race (KTUU, 3/19/10) The myth of Alaskan exceptionalism (Alaska Dispatch, 3/19/10) Bullet line will be issue in GOP primary (KTUU3/18/09) Parnell joining fight against EPA over greenhouse emissions (Anchorage Daily News, 3/18/10) Lawmakers debate imposing capital spending limit (Anchorage Daily News, 3/17/10) Public is being misled over gas pipeline plans (Alaska Dispatch, 3/5/10) Lawmakers propose rules on corporate campaign financing (Alaska Dispatch, 3/2/10) Legislature rushes to finish budget work (Juneau Empire, 3/2/10) Lawmakers uncertain on bond options (Fairbanks Daily News Miner, 3/1/10)

FEBRUARY 2010

Alaska’s great gas tax dilemma (Alaska Dispatch, 2/26/10) Gas pipeline no sure bet for future revenue (Anchorage Daily News, 2/25/10) Legislatures hear conflicting views over gas and oil taxes (Anchorage Daily News, 2/23/10) Lawmakers aim to curb corporate spending in state campaigns (Anchorage Daily News, 2/20/10) All-Alaska pipeline drives Walker’s gov bid (Juneau Empire, 2/19/10) NPR interview with Parnell over SE Alaska issues (KSTK Radio, 2/17/10) Parnell faces well-funded primary challengers(Politico, 2/17/10) GOP challenger Samuels has more campaign cash than gov (Anchorage Daily News, 2/16/10) Berkowitz: eliminate oil taxes; stimulate production (Juneau Empire, 2/16/10) Hollis denounces oil industry ads on lost jobs (Juneau Empire, 2/11/10) Lawmakers mull how SCOTUS Citizen United decision affects state campaign finance laws (Anchorage Daily News, 2/11/10) State forecasts $2.2 billion surplus (Homer News, 2/10/10)

OCTOBER 2009

Parnell: Alaska can meet US energy needs (Wall Street Journal, 10/02/09)

SEPTEMBER 2009

Parnell ready to spend money Palin rejected (Alaska Dispatch, 9/30/09) Gas pipeline advocate jumps into gov race (Alaska Dispatch, 9/28/09) Hollis speaks out on marriage equality (Bent Alaska, 9/24/09) Permanent Fund payout is $1305 (Atlanta Journal Constitution, 9/23/09) French wants to “move past Palin” (KFSK Radio, 9/18/09) Parnell urges feds to open up outer shelf to oil drilling (Anchorage Daily News, 9/17/09) Alaska Legislators propose lobbying campaign against cap-and-trade (Alaska Dispatch,9/16/09) A culture of corruption - the ghost of Sarah Palin haunts Alaska (Huffington Post, 9/12/09) Democratic goober field competitive (Anchorage Press, 9/9/09) Berkowitz jumps into 2010 gov race (CQ Politics, 9/9/09) Palin pursuer French declares run for gov (KTUU, 9/2/09)

AUGUST 2009

Poe: equal rights for gays will be good for economy (Anchorage Daily News, 8/30/09) Parnell holds first annual Governor’s Picnic in Juneau (Juneau Empire, 8/21/09) Did Palin-obsessed blogs forever change Alaska’s politics? (Anchorage Press, 8/19/09) Legislators defy Palin, override stimulus veto (KTVA, 8/1o/09) One Day legislative session to be held to vote on overriding Palin stimulus veto (Alaska Journal of Commerce, 8/7/09) Attorney General outlines ethics reform proposal (Fairbanks Daily News-Miner,8/6/09)

JULY 2009

Parnell’s style a cool contrast from Palin (Alaska Journal of Commerce, 7/31/09) New AK gov more popular than Palin (CQ Politics, 7/31/09) New guv works to mend relations with capital city (Juneau Empire, 7/30/09) Palin steps down, Parnell sworn in (FoxNews, 7/26/09) Palin’s ethical problems (Juneau Empire, 7/26/09) Parnell has new style, same challenges (Anchorage Daily News, 7/25/09) Palin’s mid-term resignation will come with costs to AK taxpayers (Breaking News 24/7, 7/25/09) In Alaska, “qiviters” never win (New York Times, 7/24/09) Palin leaves office with cloudy future (Reuters, 7/24/09) Poe and French make guv runs official (Anchorage Daily News, 7/22/09)Parnell not even in office yet, GOP sizing him up (Ballotbox, 7/17/09) Oil industry optimistic about new governor (Alaska Journal of Commerce, 7/17/09) Legislature may need special session to confirm new Lt. Governor (Fairbanks Daily News Miner, 7/11/09) Alaska Dispatch: Bidding Sarah Adieu (Alaska Dispatch, 7/10/09) Palin’s departure opens doors for other AK politicians (Breaking News 24/7, 7/8/09) Murkowski “deeply disappointed” with Palin decision (Alaska Public Radio Network, 7/6/09) What was she thinking? Maybe she wasn’t (Alaska Dispatch, 7/5/09) Alaska awaiting Palin’s decision (Politico, 6/24/09)

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