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.

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AK 2012 Archives


Alaska Gubernatorial Headlines 2012 Archives

Supreme Court rejects Alaska’s legislative districts (Anchorage Daily News, 12/28/12)
High court orders new redistricting for 2014 Alaska election (Alaska Dispatch, 12/28/12)
Pivotal year ahead for oil and gas (Alaska Journal, 12/27/12)
Governor’s office stumps for new ferries (Juneau Empire, 12/23/12)
Alaska will likely see more legislation from ALEC (Anchorage Daily News, 12/22/12)
School attack unlikely to change Alaska delegation’s opposition to assault weapons ban (Anchorage Daily News, 12/17/12)
Parnell rolls out ‘leaner’ budget proposal (Juneau Empire, 12/15/12)
AUDIO: Governor Parnell announces 2014 budget plan (APRN, 12/14/12)
Governor’s budget includes Unalaska projects (KUCB, 12/14/12)
Parnell proposes billion-dollar cut in capital projects (Anchorage Daily News, 12/14/12)
Parnell proposes $12.8 billion state budget for Alaska (Alaska Dispatch, 12/14/12)
Governor Parnell announces 2014 budget plans (KTUU, 12/14/12)
Alaska: Future swing state? (FiveThirtyEight, 12/5/12)
Treadwell: ‘No interest’ in primary against Parnell (Juneau Empire, 12/5/12)
Alaska lieutenant gov exploring US Senate run in 2014 (Alaska Dispatch, 12/1/12)
Parnell welcomes efforts of ARM Board to divest in Iran (Alaska Native News, 11/30/12)
Parnell details proposed public safety budget (Fairbanks Daily News-Miner, 11/29/12)
Hollis French defeats Bob Bell in contentious Alaska Senate race (Alaska Dispatch, 11/29/12)
Alaska campaign finance watchdog sued by Pebble mine foe (Alaska Dispatch, 11/28/12)
Gov. Parnell announces that comprehensive Chinook salmon research initiative added to 2014 budget (Alaska Native News,11/28/12)
EDITORIAL: Save the kings: Parnell salmon research initiative needs support (Fairbanks Daily News-Miner, 11/28/12)
Alaska official tells Interior leaders governor considers state-owned LNG plant (Alaska Dispatch,11/27/12)
Alaska governor wants student performance to play bigger role in teacher evaluations (Fairbanks Daily News-Miner, 11/27/12)
Municipal gas utility outlines wish list in letter to Gov. Parnell (Fairbanks Daily News-Miner,11/27/12)
Parnell wants student performance part of teacher evals (KTOO, 11/26/12)
Parnell considering state ownership of natural gas plant on North Slope (Fairbanks Daily News-Miner, 11/26/12)
Governor Parnell promotes higher teacher evaluation bar (Alaska Native News, 11/25/12)
Final Alaska election results tallied, but recounts may be on the way (Alaska Dispatch, 11/21/12)
Republicans announce Senate organization, leadership (Alaska Dispatch, 11/20/12)
Alaskans will rely on federal health insurance exchange model (Alaska Dispatch, 11/15/12)
Alaska letting feds establish health insurance exchange (AP, 11/15/12)
McGuire donations not against the law after all, APOC decides (Anchorage Daily News, 11/15/12)
Alaska increases estimate of salmon disaster (Juneau Empire, 11/14/12)
Fairbanks lawyer accuses board of ‘racial gerrymandering’ (Anchorage Daily News, 11/13/12)
Hollis French lead dwindles in Alaska Senate nail-biter for West Anchorage seat (Alaska Dispatch,11/13/12)
Obama’s strong showing in Alaska and other political tidbits (Alaska Dispatch, 11/12/12)
Olson joins Republicans in the Senate (Anchorage Daily News, 11/11/12)
House Dems announce leadership for 28th Alaska Legislature (Juneau Empire, 11/11/12)
More shuffling and buzz in Alaska’s state legislative chambers (Alaska Dispatch, 11/9/12)
UA Regents approved budget request (AP, 11/8/12)
Alaska has plenty to ponder with second Obama term (McClatchy, 11/8/12)
GOP claims control of Alaska Senate (AP, 11/8/12)
Oil tax reform a priority for new senate majority (KTUU, 11/7/12)
Republicans maintain control of state House (Anchorage Daily News, 11/7/12)
Boosted by election, all-Republican majority emerges in state Senate (Anchorage Daily News,11/7/12)
Voters in Alaska buck national trend and shift toward Republican leadership in state races (Alaska Dispatch, 11/7/12)
Young wins 21st term, Romney takes Alaska (Fairbanks Daily News-Miner, 11/7/12)
Alaska Senate: A tough night for bipartisan coalition (Alaska Dispatch, 11/6/12)
COMMENTARY: Food security does not come from the store (Juneau Empire, 11/6/12)
OPINION: The great oil tax debate: Don’t let Alaska’s oil be exploited by others (Fairbanks Daily News-Miner, 11/4/12)
OPINION: The great oil tax debate: ‘Our oil’ needs to be competitive to develop (Fairbanks Daily News-Miner, 11/4/12)
Special interest funds pour in for political ads in Alaska races (Fairbanks Daily News-Miner, 11/3/12)
Armstrong Oil and Gas chairman talks future of Alaska oil (Fairbanks Daily News-Miner, 11/3/12)
COMMENTARY: Bipartisan coalition puts Alaska first (Anchorage Daily News, 11/3/12)
COMMENTARY: Both Hollis French and the Senate coalition need to go (Anchorage Daily News,11/3/12)
COMMENTARY: Why Alaska needs oil-tax reform: It’s our oil, and it’s our future (Alaska Dispatch,11/3/12)
VIDEO: Local Republicans & Democrats upset about unidentified financial donors (KTUU, 11/3/12)
Vic Fischer calls governor and allies ‘lackeys,’ endorses Paskvan, Thomas and bipartisan group(Alaska Dispatch, 11/2/12)
Who cares whether Alaska Senate candidate Bob Bell broke the law? (Alaska Dispatch, 10/27/12)
COMMENTARY: Ask ACES defenders what they plan to do when the oil slows to a trickle(Anchorage Daily News, 10/27/12)
Obama raises more Alaska money than Romney (APRN, 10/17/12)
Parental notification before abortion ruled constitutional by Alaska judge (News & Observer,10/10/12)
Shameless Alaskan senator displays ignorance about subsistence’s role in rural Alaska (Alaska Dispatch, 10/5/12)
Alaska LNG pipeline: Commissioner Sullivan gives progress report (KTUU, 10/5/12)
TransCanada: No current plans to seek more state funds (Anchorage Daily News, 10/5/12)
Audio: State to participate in legal challenge of National Park Service authority (APRN, 10/5/12)
Oil company letter on gas pipeline progress shows little enthusiasm (Fairbanks Daily News-Miner,10/4/12)
Alaska plan intensifies gas race to Asia (The Globe and Mail, 10/4/12)
Energy firms move forward with Alaska pipeline (Wall Street Journal, 10/4/12)
Oil companies release proposed LNG pipeline plan (APRN, 10/4/12)
Commentary: Plenty of oil-tax horseplucky being spread around (Alaska Dispatch, 10/4/12)
Alaska gas pipeline now costs $65 billion? Maybe it’s time for state to seize control (Alaska Dispatch,10/4/12)
Proposed Alaska natural gas pipeline could cost more than $65 billion (AP, 10/3/12)
Senate candidate’s firm received more than $1 million from BP (Anchorage Daily News, 10/3/12)
Commentary: Vic Kohring speaks: ‘The Vic Kohring Catastrophe’ (Alaska Dispatch, 10/2/12)
Judge formally tosses Juneau man’s lawsuit against Palin (Anchorage Daily News, 10/2/12)
Fishing for truth in the feds’ latest Alaska halibut management plan (Alaska Dispatch, 10/1/12)
Alaska Dems demand full disclosure from Senate candidate Bob Bell (Alaska Dispatch, 10/1/12)
Alaska Democrats promote candidates opposing oil tax cuts (Anchorage Daily News, 9/28/12)
Alaska Dems’ new site targets Parnell, oil taxes (AP, 9/27/12)
Begich, Parnell exchange words over reserve (AP, 9/27/12)
Parnell, Sullivan promote Alaska LNG in Asia (Alaska Journal of Commerce, 9/26/12)
Democratic senators call for a halt to offshore Arctic leasing (Anchorage Daily News, 9/26/12)
Japanese consortium scouting Alaska LNG project (Alaska Dispatch, 9/26/12)
Backers of public energy utility make case to city governments (Fairbanks Daily News-Miner,9/26/12)
Commentary: Alaska has legal right to natural gas production (Alaska Dispatch, 9/26/12)
Alaska sees Asia driving annual $20 billion via pipeline (Bloomberg, 9/24/12)
Parnell in Asia, touting Alaska natural gas (AP, 9/24/12)
Sovereignty disputes intensify as Arctic sea ice recedes (Alaska Dispatch, 9/23/12)
Oil boom brings hope, anxiety to Alaska town (LA Times, 9/23/12)
Parnell wants to ‘facilitate efforts’ on natural gas for Fairbanks (Fairbanks Daily News-Miner,9/22/12)
Rally for ‘fair’ share of oil revenue planned (AP, 9/21/12)
Feds declare disaster for king salmon fisheries (Alaska Journal of Commerce, 9/21/12)
Parnell makes appointments to sex-trafficking task force (AP, 9/20/12)
Voter registration mostly steady so far (Juneau Empire, 9/20/12)
Regulations for abortion payments under review (AP, 9/20/12)
Could abortion become a priority for next Alaska Legislature? (Alaska Dispatch, 9/20/12)
State senators note absence of vouchers for heating fuel (AP, 9/18/12)
Coalition pushes cuts in state oil taxes (Anchorage Daily News, 9/18/12)
Group pushing for oil tax breaks has ‘elected’ not to disclose funding (Alaska Dispatch, 9/18/12)
Alaska revises estimates of king salmon disaster (AP, 9/15/12)
Commerce Sec declares Alaska salmon disaster (AP, 9/14/12)
Parnell signs scholarship legislation (KUCB, 9/14/12)
US Commerce Sec declares disaster for Alaska salmon fisheries (Alaska Dispatch, 9/13/12)
Miffed Alaska pulls out of National Petroleum Reserve planning (LA Times, 9/13/12)
Alaska governor faults US rules on petroleum reserve (Bloomberg, 9/12/12)
No more cooperation from Alaska on NPR-A development plans? (Alaska Dispatch, 9/12/12)
APOC says Senate candidate failed to disclose clients (Anchorage Daily News, 9/12/12)
Senate panel looks at rising fuel costs (AP, 9/11/12)
Ad blitz to target Senate Democrats (Anchorage Daily News, 9/10/12)
Legal Memo: Text messages are public records in Alaska (AP, 9/7/12)
Texts for business are public records, ruling says (Anchorage Daily News, 9/7/12)
Editorial: Text messages – part of the public record (Anchorage Daily News, 9/6/12)
Parnell keeps text messages secret (APRN, 9/6/12)
Parnell administration defends practice of not keeping text messages (APRN, 9/6/12)
Should text messages by Alaska government employees be accessible to public? (Alaska Dispatch,9/6/12)
Updated election results show Measure 1 with slim victory (AP, 9/5/12)
Even as oil production decline slows, Parnell demanding tax cut (Alaska Dispatch, 9/4/12)
Alaska to stockpile food, supplies in case of emergency (AP, 9/2/12)
Commentary: Were abortion rules drafted in the dark? (Anchorage Press, 8/30/12)
Alaska looking for ‘creative solutions’ for emergency food supply (Alaska Dispatch, 8/30/12)
Gov. Parnell accepts transportation commissioner’s resignation (Alaska Dispatch, 8/30/12)
Alaskans: Prepare for advertising blitz by ‘meaningful’ oil tax reform supporters (Alaska Dispatch,8/30/12)
Alaska election focus shifts to November (AP, 8/30/12)
Why is Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act so controversial? (Alaska Dispatch, 8/30/12)
Winners and losers in Alaska’s primary election (Alaska Dispatch, 8/29/12)
Parnell plans state food stockpiles, just in case (AP, 8/29/12)
Alaska voters reject coastal zone measure (Anchorage Daily News, 8/29/12)
Alaska primary elections full of surprises on Kenai Peninsula (Alaska Dispatch, 8/29/12)
Big spending pays off in Alaska primary election (Alaska Dispatch, 8/28/12)
GOP incumbents ousted in fight over Senate bipartisanship (Anchorage Daily News, 8/29/12)
Primary election sends Alaskans to the polls (Anchorage Daily News, 8/28/12)
Alaska pursuing unconventional shale oil development to fill its pipeline (Washington Post,8/26/12)
Fortune Hunt Alaska 2012: Alaska at the tipping point (Petroleum News, 8/26/12)
5 Dems seek party nod for US House race (Anchorage Daily News, 8/25/12)
Judge insists local leaders near Pebble Mine avoid conflicts of interest (Alaska Dispatch, 8/25/12)
A few key races you may have overlooked in Alaska primary on Tuesday (Alaska Dispatch,8/24/12)
Democrats: Local gas first (Alaska Native News, 8/24/12)
Parnell, delegation seek salmon disaster declaration (Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman, 8/23/12)
Follow the money to the hottest races in Alaska primary election (Alaska Dispatch, 8/23/12)
Long shots face long odds in quest to unseat Alaska Rep. Don Young (Alaska Dispatch, 8/23/12)
Both sides weigh in on Measure 2 (KTUU, 8/23/12)
Cook Inlet gas storage facilities not being used (APRN, 8/23/12)
Congressional delegation supports Cook Inlet disaster declaration (Peninsula Clarion, 8/23/12)
Video: Selling Alaska natural gas to Hawaii: What would it take? (KTUU, 8/23/12)
Alaska: Ballot opposition group still holds money edge (KTUU, 8/22/12)
Murkowski aide joining Parnell administration (AP, 8/22/12)
Senate incumbent wants to see terminus for natural gas line in Cook Inlet (Homer News, 8/22/12)
Coastal initiative opposition group still holds money edge (AP, 8/22/12)
Parnell concerned by fed’s welfare waivers (AP, 8/22/12)
Alaska pipeline: Governor reiterates pitch for lower oil taxes (KTUU, 8/22/12)
Video: Alaska sues over federal voting rights law (KTUU, 8/21/12)
Alaska legislative candidates clarify abortion views (Alaska Dispatch, 8/21/12)
Oil companies spend big against Alaska coastal initiative (Alaska Dispatch, 8/21/12)
APOC complaints filed over coastal zone initiative ads (AP, 8/21/12)
Property tax exemptions up for vote (Anchorage Daily News, 8/21/12)
Alaskans see pipeline threat from reserve proposal (AP, 8/20/12)
Why are Alaska Democrats leaving the party in ‘droves?’ (Alaska Dispatch, 8/20/12)
‘Vote No on 2′ ads fixed after complaint to APOC (AP, 8/20/12)
Ex-governors, towns split on coastal management issue (Anchorage Daily News, 8/20/12)
Alaska delegation critical of proposed NPR-A restrictions (Anchorage Daily News, 8/20/12)
Legislative races will decide Alaska Senate control (AP, 8/19/12)
Commentary: Initiative ensures Alaskans seat at table (Anchorage Daily News, 8/18/12)
Parnell seeks disaster status of upper Cook Inlet king fishery (Anchorage Daily News, 8/18/12)
Alaska Sea Party and ‘Vote No on 2′ groups file election complaints against each other (Alaska Dispatch, 8/17/12)
Teeth gnashing follows Cook Inlet fisheries disaster declaration (Alaska Dispatch, 8/17/12)
Knowles supports initiative for coastal zone management plan (AP, 8/14/12)
Ambler gunfire delays visit by Gov. Sean Parnell (KTUU, 8/13/12)
Gov. Parnell asks Salazar to push Point Thomson project (AP, 8/12/12)
Alaska Gov asks Salazar to expedite Point Thomson decision (Bloomberg, 8/12/12)
Parnell appoints lawyer to state Supreme Court (Juneau Empire, 8/10/12)
Congressional GOPers fear EPA will halt Pebble early (Anchorage Daily News, 8/10/12)
Alaska gov appoints Anchorage lawyer to state Supreme Court (Alaska Dispatch, 8/9/12)
Alaska GOP picnic mellow, despite party infighting (Alaska Dispatch, 8/9/12)
AP Interview: Alaska gov seeks spending restraint (CBS MoneyWatch, 8/9/12)
Opinion: Our oil — it is time for our investment (Juneau Empire, 8/9/12)
Panel taking comments on Alaska mine study (AP, 8/8/12)
Tariff fight resurrects dispute over Alaska pipeline’s life expectancy (Alaska Dispatch, 8/8/12)
Alaska residency ruling offers ammo to Pebble Mine opponents (Alaska Dispatch, 8/7/12)
A pitched battle for hearts, minds and dollars in Anchorage Senate race (Alaska Dispatch, 8/7/12)
Ex-Parnell official says governor’s office uses text messages to avoid disclosure (Anchorage Daily News, 8/5/12)
Alaska pushes back on federal involvement in mine (AP, 8/5/12)
Group forms to oppose Parnell’s proposed road to Ambler (Anchorage Daily News, 8/4/12)
Commentary: Alaska media gets punked by would-be state politicians (Alaska Dispatch, 8/4/12)
Commentary: Sarah Palin – A liberal tool to undermine conservative ideals? (Alaska Dispatch,8/4/12)
Opinion: Why is Palin AWOL on ACES? (Mat-Su Frontiersman, 8/4/12)
Is Alaska Gov. Parnell’s office testing to avoid disclosure laws? (Alaska Dispatch, 8/4/12)
Libertarian hopeful Gary Johnson gets warm welcome in chilly Alaska (Alaska Dispatch, 8/3/12)
Commentary: Save the Kings; ban factory trawlers (Anchorage Daily News, 8/3/12)
Opponents of coastal zone initiative leading in fundraising (AP, 8/1/12)
AVCP seeks clemency for subsistence fishermen (Delta Discovery, 8/1/12)
JULY 2012
Audio: Sen. Stevens will work for coalition’s continuation (KMXT, 7/31/12)
Shell Oil top contributor in campaign to stop Alaska coastal initiative (Alaska Dispatch, 7/31/12)
Alaska Senate races under way as campaign war chests fill up (Alaska Dispatch, 7/31/12)
Alaska GOP’s ‘old guard’ questions what happened to ‘new guard’ funds (Alaska Dispatch, 7/30/12)
Opinion: Governor Parnell plays politics on state health exchange decision (Juneau Empire,7/29/12)
Commentary: Governor’s slush fund has stench to it (Anchorage Daily News, 7/28/12)
Juneau’s Governor’s Picnic an annual affair (KTOO News, 7/29/12)
Alaska Medicaid-funded abortion regulation proposal unconstitutional? (Alaska Dispatch, 7/27/12)
Alaska group speak in support of Senate coalition (AP, 7/27/12)
Group supports candidates opposing large cuts to oil taxes (Anchorage Daily News, 7/27/12)
Audio: Backbone group announces support of Senate Bipartisan working group (APRN, 7/26/12)
‘Backbone’ announces official return to Alaska (Alaska Dispatch, 7/26/12)
Election fund steers  cash to Alaska Senate candidates pledging oil tax cut (Alaska Dispatch,7/24/12)
Alaska sees rising unemployment rates despite more jobs (Juneau Empire, 7/23/12)
Is Parnell punting on Alaska health care? (Alaska Dispatch, 7/23/12)
Foes of oil-tax cuts boost Senate coalition (Anchorage Daily News, 7/23/12)
Parnell plays cards close on Medicaid (Insurance News Net, 7/22/12)
Parnell administration examines low King Salmon run (KTVA, 7/22/12)
Backbone Alaska: Elections revive old campaign against oil industry influence (Alaska Dispatch,7/22/12)
Southwest Alaska tribal organization seeks clemency from Governor for Kuskokwim fishermen(KTUU, 7/22/12)
Team to tackle problem of disappearing king salmon (Juneau Empire, 7/22/12)
Cruise ship lines, Alaska officials question new air pollution limits (Washington Post, 7/22/12)
Backbone Alaska: ‘Owner State’ protectors prepare for another Crusade (Alaska Dispatch, 7/22/12)
Commentary: Parnell favors scare tactics over action (Anchorage Daily News, 7/21/12)
Alaskans wonder where the king salmon have gone (AP, 7/21/12)
Group will speak in support of bipartisan Senate coalition (Anchorage Daily News, 7/20/12)
Video: Parnell: Researchers, scientists to tackle poor king salmon runs (KTUU, 7/20/12)
Desperate Alaska salmon shortage leads to culture clash (Alaska Dispatch, 7/20/12)
Some of Alaska’s best and biggest rivers closed to king salmon fishing (AP, 7/20/12)
State-run health insurance exchange rejected the same day as final report released (SitNews, 7/19/12)
Parnell plays cards close on Medicaid (Alaska Journal of Commerce, 7/19/12)
Opinion: Parnell should study Vermont’s single payer plan (Juneau Empire, 7/19/12)
Fox News on Parnell health exchange decision (Fairbanks Daily News-Miner, 7/18/12)
Audio: Gov. Parnell letting federal government run health insurance exchange (APRN, 7/18/12)
Dem Party chair criticizes Parnell over health exchange decision (Anchorage Daily News, 7/18/12)
Parnell rejects idea of state-run health exchange (Anchorage Daily News, 7/17/12)
Parnell, who refused to apply for $1M federal grant on health exchange, says exchange should be funded by feds (Fairbanks Daily News-Miner, 7/17/12)
Governor: Federal government on hook for Alaska health insurance exchange (Alaska Dispatch,7/17/12)
Alaska mulls sending public employees to other states for cheaper health care (Alaska Dispatch,7/16/12)
Alaska looks at some bold moves to cut medical bills (Juneau Empire, 7/15/12)
Alaska sues feds over fuel standards for ships (Anchorage Daily News, 7/15/12)
Senators ask governor to let Alaskans know reasons behind health insurance increases (Insurance News Net, 7/14/12)
Alaska seeks oil taxes consultant (AP, 7/14/12)
Alaska governor to play role in legislative races (AP, 7/14/12)
Parnell administration seeks to hire oil taxes consultant (Anchorage Daily News, 7/14/12)
Lawmakers question why Greenpeace isn’t under scrutiny (Anchorage Daily News, 7/14/12)
Governor takes aim at Senate majority coalition (Anchorage Daily News, 7/14/12)
Alaska sues EPA for exemption from air pollution emissions regulation (Alaska Dispatch, 7/13/12)
State of Alaska blames feds for unplugged Arctic oil wells (Alaska Dispatch, 7/12/12)
Gov. Sean Parnell might reject Medicaid expansion (McClatchy, 7/12/12)
Proposed rule on abortion certification causes confusion (Anchorage Daily News, 7/12/12)
Parnell leery of Medicaid expansion in health overhaul (Anchorage Daily News, 7/12/12)
Alaska Senate coalition hot topic at forum (Fairbanks Daily News-Miner, 7/11/12)
Medicaid expansion would bring benefits, but at a cost (Alaska Journal, 7/11/12)
Begich asks Parnell to declare fishery disaster (Alaska Public Radio, 7/10/12)
Tea party goes after Alaska’s bipartisan Senate coalition (Anchorage Daily News, 7/9/12)
Committee weighs in on ethics of pre-election pledges (AP, 7/9/12)
Opinion: Expanding Medicaid in Alaska will require vocal voters (Alaska Dispatch, 7/9/12)
Sen. Begich calls for state disaster declaration over failed Western Alaska King Salmon runs (KTUU, 7/8/12)
Federal agency seeks disclosure on Alaska health care costs (Fairbanks Daily News-Miner, 7/8/12)
Alaska legislator vows to get to bottom of high gas prices (Alaska Dispatch, 7/6/12)
Opinion: Uninsured Alaskans will have to fight (Bristol Bay Times, 7/6/12)
New fiscal year rings in with oil prices dipping (Alaska Journal of Commerce, 7/6/12)
Alaska officials cautious on Court ruling (Alaska Journal of Commerce, 7/6/12)
Kodiak launch pad waits on Lockheed (Fairbanks Daily News-Miner, 7/1/12)
Health care for thousands at stake in Alaska governor’s Medicaid decision (Alaska Dispatch, 7/1/12)
JUNE 2012
Two nominees picked for Alaska high court vacancy (AP, 6/29/12)
Alaska lawmakers respond to Supreme Court health care ruling (KTVA, 6/28/12)
Some Alaskans relieved by health care ruling (APRN, 6/28/12)
Alaska healthcare: A breakdown of the law and what happens next (KTUU, 6/28/12)
Parnell: It will take time to assess Supreme Court ruling (Alaska Journal of Commerce, 6/28/12)
Will Alaska opt out of health-care law’s Medicaid expansion? (Alaska Dispatch, 6/28/12)
Justice Dept OK clears way for fall election in Alaska (Alaska Dispatch, 6/27/12)
Which lawyer will Parnell choose as next Alaska Supreme Court justice? (Alaska Dispatch, 6/26/12)
Court won’t yet consider Alaska’s challenge to Voting Rights Act (Alaska Dispatch, 6/26/12)
Citizens United: Will limitless fundraising mold next Alaska Legislature? (Alaska Dispatch, 6/25/12)
State challenges federal voting rights requirement (APRN, 6/22/12)
More Alaska redistricting litigation? AG challenges Voting Rights Act ‘preclearance’ (Alaska Dispatch, 6/21/12)
State of Alaska opposes redistricting lawsuit, federal preclearance (KTUU, 6/21/12)
13-day special session cost expected to exceed $468,000 (Anchorage Daily News, 6/21/12)
Gov.Parnell signs several crime bills in Anchorage (KTUU, 6/19/12)
Permanent Fund hasn’t sold holding in firms linked to Iran (Anchorage Daily News, 6/17/12)
Native leaders ask to meet with Governor over King Salmon crisis (KTUU, 6/17/12)
Alaska governor’s Iran divestment call falters (Fairbanks Daily News-Miner, 6/15/12)
Gov. Parnell signs bills expanding AIDEA finance ability (Alaska Journal of Commerce, 6/14/12)
Alaska’s Pebble Mine will spell trouble for Northwest salmon (Crosscut, 6/13/12)
Anchorage tea party group plans candidate forum (AP, 6/12/12)
Greenpeace vs. Shell: Dueling vessels head for Arctic from Seattle (KPLU, 6/11/12)
Party split stalls Republican convention (Anchorage Daily News, 6/10/12)
Anger as Alaska GOP fails to get quorum (AP, 6/9/12)
APOC opens the way to no-limit spending (Anchorage Daily News, 6/9/12)
Board chairman: Courts to blame for election map problems (Juneau Empire, 6/8/12)
Rift among Alaska Republicans continues heading into meeting (Anchorage Daily News, 6/8/12)
Natives sue to stop Alaska from holding ‘illegal’ primary election (Alaska Dispatch, 6/8/12)
Commentary: Alaska GOP needs to come together or risks falling apart (Alaska Dispatch, 6/7/12)
Groups form association to fight coastal zone ballot measure (AP, 6/7/12)
Audio: Governor visits Ketchikan (KRBD, 6/7/12)
Gov. signs fisheries loan fund into law (Juneau Empire, 6/7/12)
Alaska militia leader denies conspiring to kill officials (Juneau Empire, 6/6/12)
Audio: Gov. Parnell: On creating economic opportunity (KCAW, 6/6/12)
Hearings on Alaska coastal zone initiative planned (Anchorage Daily News, 6/5/12)
Senators who didn’t support oil-tax cut slapped with F’s by business groups (Alaska Dispatch, 6/1/12)
Critics nitpick Alaska governor over labor nominee’s GED (Alaska Dispatch, 6/1/12)

MAY 2012
Governor acts to create Native language council (Juneau Empire, 5/31/12)
Disclosures: Alaska oil tax lobbying totaled more than $1 million (Alaska Dispatch, 5/31/12)
Outgoing GOP chair says no to redoing convention (AP, 5/31/12)
Gov Parnell says natural gas will help Interior cut energy costs (Alaska Dispatch, 5/31/12)
Gov. Parnell signs tax incentive bill while in Fairbanks today (Alaska Native News, 5/30/12)
Governor signs one bill encouraging movies, gas and oil, fuel tanks and high tech (APRN, 5/30/12)
Parnell says natural gas is Interior Alaska’s future (Fairbanks Daily News-Miner, 5/30/12)
Governor signs economic stimulus bill while in Fairbanks (Fairbanks Daily News-Miner, 5/30/12)
Oil industry opened the checkbooks to influence Alaska legislators (McClatchy, 5/30/12)
Countering ‘hype’ and ‘myths’ surrounding Endangered Species Act in Alaska (Alaska Dispatch, 5/29/12)
Parnell signs 3 bills affecting rural Alaska (AP, 5/29/12)
Parnell signs Alaska Native language legislation (Fairbanks Daily News-Miner, 5/29/12)
New Alaska GOP boss Russ Millett calls on party to reconvene convention (Alaska Dispatch, 5/26/12)
Governor: Energy relief will come to Interior Alaska — eventually (Fairbanks Daily News-Miner, 5/22/12)
Upheaval in state GOP appears far from over (Anchorage Daily News, 5/20/12)
Higgins resigns Democratic leadership to run for Alaska House seat (Anchorage Daily News, 5/14/12)
Hijackers of Alaska GOP did Begich a huge favor (Anchorage Daily News, 5/5/12)
Parnell’s game board choices display his misjudgment (Anchorage Daily News, 5/4/12)
State raises concerns about Pebble Mine study (Juneau Empire, 5/4/12)
Redistricting map solutions elusive as court battle looms (Anchorage Daily News, 5/2/12)
Parnell picks former Gatto aide to fill House seat (Juneau Empire, 5/2/12)
Parnell says he’ll approve extra $50M for education (Fairbanks Daily News-Miner, 5/2/12)
Paul supporters stir Alaska GOP convention (Anchorage Daily News, 5/1/12)
Gov. Parnell nominates replacement for former Rep. Carl Gatto (Alaska Dispatch, 5/1/12)
APRIL 2012
Much left undone, Alaska Legislature ends special session (Alaska Dispatch, 4/30/12)
Alaska House adjourns, ending special session (Alaska Dispatch, 4/30/12)
House considering next step on special session (AP, 4/29/12)
Ron Paul’s Alaska payback (Politico, 4/29/12)
Senators booed by Ron Paul supporters at Alaska GOP convention (Alaska Dispatch, 4/29/12)
Commentary: Parnell has nine months to travel from impotent to impressive (Alaska Dispatch, 4/28/12)
Opinion: Governor’s education, tourism initiatives good for Alaskans (Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman, 4/28/12)
Parnell was unprepared to sell oil-tax reform bill (Anchorage Daily News, 4/28/12)
Commentary: ‘New’ vs. ‘old’ oil myth: Chilkoot Charlie approach to tax reform will fail (Fairbanks Daily News-Miner, 4/28/12)
Despite tough questions, oil tax hearings served public purpose (Fairbanks Daily News-Miner, 4/28/12)
Alaska GOP chair Randy Ruedrich out? Joe Miller angling for spot in leadership? (Alaska Dispatch, 4/28/12)
AK GOP’s new chair: ‘God prevailed’ in victory by Ron Paul supporters (Alaska Dispatch, 4/28/12)
Commentary: Death of Parnell’s oil tax cut, ain’t seen nothin’ like it (Alaska Dispatch, 4/27/12)
Committee to hire experts to advise on energy (AP, 4/27/12)
Alaska Senate ends special session (Anchorage Daily News, 4/27/12)
Passions rise in Capitol (Juneau Empire, 4/27/12)
In Alaska, where oil is king, gov’s plan to offer oil companies a tax break hits a wall (AP, 4/27/12)
Anticipation in the Capitol (Anchorage Daily News, 4/26/12)
Opinion: Bad bill bites the dust (Anchorage Daily News, 4/26/12)
Alaska Senate abruptly adjourns, calling Parnell’s actions ‘unauthorized’ (Alaska Dispatch, 4/26/12)
Oil industry plans to continue push for Alaska tax change (AP, 4/26/12)
While seeking tax cut, ConocoPhillips’ Alaska earnings soar (Alaska Dispatch, 4/25/12)
Parnell ‘quits’ push for billions in tax breaks to Alaska oil producers (Alaska Dispatch, 4/25/12)
Parnell pulls oil taxes from special session (Anchorage Daily News, 4/25/12)
For some lawmakers, special session is tedious (AP, 4/25/12)
Prospects look grim for oil tax cut proposed by governor (Anchorage Daily News, 4/25/12)
It may be too late for another legislative redistricting plan (AP, 4/24/12)
Tax plan gives money back to oil companies, consultant says (Anchorage Daily News, 4/24/12)
GOP supporter of oil tax cut blasts ‘half-baked bill’ (Fairbanks Daily News-Miner, 4/21/12)
Commentary: Revenue commissioner needs to go beyond talking points to defend oil tax cut plan (Fairbanks Daily News-Miner, 4/21/12)
Commentary: Contract for oil’s value: State system puts politics at the table (Fairbanks Daily News-Miner, 4/20/12)
Legislature moves against sex trafficking (Juneau Empire, 4/20/12)
Governor’s oil tax plan meets legislative opposition (Alaska Public Radio, 4/20/12)
Senators grill Parnell team about oil-tax bill (Anchorage Daily News, 4/20/12)
Here’s how the largest element in the governor’s tax cut bill would work (Fairbanks Daily News-Miner, 4/20/12)
Alaska’s Revenue Commissioner gets tough questioning from state senators (KTUU, 4/20/12)
Parnell: Tax reform must include existing fields (Juneau Empire, 4/20/12)
Alaska GOP warned to stop meddling with Ron Paul delegates (Alaska Dispatch, 4/20/12)
Commentary: Why Alaska shouldn’t reconsider death penalty (Alaska Dispatch, 4/20/12)
Alaska Permanent Fund makes a comeback as markets rebound (Alaska Dispatch, 4/20/12)
Sean Parnell: The Manchurian Governor? (Alaska Dispatch, 4/19/12)
Human trafficking bill passed by Alaska Legislature (Alaska Native News, 4/19/12)
No hurry-up in Juneau as special session gets under way (Anchorage Daily News, 4/19/12)
Sex trafficking bill overshadowed by oil taxes, but part of special session (AP, 4/19/12)
Legislature back to work on oil taxes, two other pending bills (Juneau Empire, 4/19/12)
Opinion: Help for autistic children, scholarships have long reach (Anchorage Daily News, 4/19/12)
With a bit more vigor, oil tax debate resumes in Juneau (Alaska Dispatch, 4/19/12)
Human trafficking bill advances, other measures stall in special session (KTUU, 4/19/12)
Alaska governor introduces oil tax bill (AP, 4/19/12)
Special session gets underway (Alaska Public Radio, 4/18/12)
State says governor’s oil tax cut would range from $6.5B to $7.7B over six years (Fairbanks Daily News-Miner, 4/18/12)
Editorial: Time to act: Legislature has a chance to help Alaska’s future (Fairbanks Daily News-Miner, 4/18/12)
Mixed reviews for Alaska’s school funding increase (Juneau Empire, 4/18/12)
Special session gets off to underwhelming start (KTUU, 4/18/12)
Why call them special sessions when they happen so often? (Alaska Dispatch, 4/18/12)
Governor says capital budget vetoes will be minimal (Anchorage Daily News, 4/18/12)
Parnell gets $2.9B capital budget (Anchorage Daily News, 4/17/12)
Parnell, legislators prepare for busy special session (Anchorage Daily News, 4/17/12)
Commentary: Hang on, here we go again with another special session (Alaska Dispatch, 4/17/12)
Educators give mixed reviews on school funding increase (Anchorage Daily News, 4/17/12)
Legislature adjourns; special session up next (Anchorage Daily News, 4/16/12)
Parnell plans to introduce new oil tax legislation (Anchorage Daily News, 4/16/12)
Special Session: Alaska lawmakers to focus on in-state gasline, oil taxes, sex trafficking (Alaska Dispatch, 4/16/12)
AK Senate oil-tax bill appears dead in House (The News Tribune, 4/15/12)
House kills the Senate’s oil-tax bill (Anchorage Daily News, 4/15/12)
AK House passes law that would kill Senate oil tax reform (Alaska Dispatch, 4/15/12)
Senate OKs traditional retirement plan for public employees (Juneau Empire, 4/15/12)
Senate passes oil tax bill aimed at production hike (AP, 4/15/12)
Opinion: Oil tax deadlock (Anchorage Daily News, 4/14/12)
Senate moves new oil tax reform measure (Anchorage Daily News, 4/14/12)
Oil tax-reform inches forward (KTUU, 4/14/12)
As clock ticks, pipeline, education, retirement and autism bills linger (KTUU, 4/14/12)
Alaska senator says oil tax bill is a ‘win,’ but sows confusion among oil industry (Alaska Dispatch, 4/14/12)
Senate passes tax credit for ‘new’ oil — bill now head to House (KTUU, 4/14/12)
Alaska Senate passes tax reform, but Big Oil still not happy (Alaska Dispatch, 4/14/12)
Alaska Legislature’s countdown to destiny — with much left to do (Alaska Dispatch, 4/13/12)
Bill offering state workers choice of retirement systems clears committee (Alaska Dispatch, 4/13/12)
Parnell: Action needed on in-state gas project (AP, 4/13/12)
In-state gasline bill loses steam (APRN, 4/13/12)
Editorial: The Senate’s appropriate response (Juneau Empire, 4/13/12)
Pace picks up as Leg enters last three days; deadlock over oil taxes continues (Alaska Journal of Commerce, 4/13/12)
Bills moving quickly as session nears close (Alaska Journal of Commerce, 4/13/12)
Parnell: AIDEA could help finance icebreaker if feds drop ball (Alaska Dispatch, 4/13/12)
Alaska state senators delay vote on oil tax bill (AP, 4/13/12)
Senate passes scholarship bill (AP, 4/12/12)
Senate passes capital budget (AP, 4/12/12)
Editorial: The Big Picture: Oil tax reform justified by information at hand (Fairbanks Daily News-Miner, 4/12/12)
Oil tax vote delayed (Anchorage Daily News, 4/12/12)
Senate approves merit-based scholarship program (Fairbanks Daily News-Miner, 4/12/12)
Senate passes capital projects budget (APRN, 4/11/12)
Legislature rejects Parnell board pick (AP, 4/11/12)
Video: Gov. Sean Parnell sets conditions on Special Session (KTUU, 4/11/12)
Board of Game nominee backed by Parnell, Outdoor Council shot down (Alaska Dispatch, 4/10/12)
Alaska Senate passes energy voucher bill (AP, 4/10/12)
$2.6B Senate capital budget boosts port, not bridge (Anchorage Daily News, 4/9/12)
Issues remain unresolved as end of session looms (AP, 4/8/12)
Senator has issue with Parnell tax plan (AP, 4/3/12)
Editorial: There’s still time for the legislature to act on Coastal Management (Juneau Empire, 4/1/12)
Shell drilling plan fails to account for risk factors in Arctic, report says (Juneau Empire, 4/1/12)
MARCH 2012
Oil groups agree on Alaska gas project (Financial Times, 3/31/12)
Alaska, gas firms clear way for pipeline (Wall Street Journal, 3/31/12)
Alaska’s Point Thomson settlement raises hopes for fabled gasline (Alaska Dispatch, 3/30/12)
Commentary: WSJ goes overboard on gas pipeline story (Fairbanks Daily News-Miner, 3/30/12)
Point Thomson settlement seen as path to gas pipeline (Alaska Public Radio, 3/30/12)
Parnell confirms deal on Point Thomson gas leases (AP, 3/30/12)
Commentary: ‘Alignment’ on gas line not like straightening car wheels (Fairbanks Daily News-Miner, 3/30/12)
Alaska deal aims to develop Point Thomson (Bloomberg Businessweek, 3/30/12)
Senate committee advances scholarship bill Parnell opposes (Anchorage Daily News, 3/30/12)
Stevens defends Senate on approach to oil tax changes (Anchorage Daily News, 3/30/12)
Senate leader advises wary friendship with oil and gas industry (Juneau Empire, 3/30/12)
Parnell: Oil tax plan must include investment pledge (AP, 3/30/12)
Memo details Alaska oil, gas industry lobbying (AP, 3/29/12)
Commentary: Cut tax only on new oil (Fairbanks Daily News-Miner, 3/29/12)
Stevens calls Parnell’s oil tax cuts ‘an historic gamble,’ defends Senate plan (Fairbanks Daily News-Miner, 3/29/12)
Commentary: Alaska can, and should, take politics out of collecting oil revenue (Alaska Dispatch, 3/28/12)
Anchorage’s powerful business community stands behind Parnell on oil tax reform (Alaska Dispatch, 3/28/12)
Gov. Parnell working on ‘meaningful’ reform with the oil industry (KTVA, 3/28/12)
Roadblocks ahead for Alaska gas tax suspension (Bloomberg Businessweek, 3/28/12)
Researchers plan study of Alaska school finances (Fairbanks Daily News-Miner, 3/28/12)
Governor at odds with the Senate over scholarship money (Alaska Public Radio, 3/28/12)
Alaska governor denies kids and teens health care because of his fears of abortion funding (RH Reality Check, 3/27/12)
Rally in Fairbanks calls for lowering Alaska’s oil tax to boost production (Fairbanks Daily News-Miner, 3/27/12)
Anchorage Democrat seeking support for health insurance program (Juneau Empire, 3/27/12)
Opinion: Reducing oil taxes – that can be compared to car-buying strategies (Juneau Empire, 3/27/12)
Little support for fuel tax suspension, House leader says (Anchorage Daily News, 3/27/12)
Sean Parnell still works for the oil companies (The Mudflats, 3/26/12)
Commentary: Alaska oil-tax reform: The future is in our hands (Alaska Dispatch, 3/18/12)
Editorial: Negligible effect: Senate consultants assess legislation’s impact honestly (Fairbanks Daily News-Miner, 3/18/12)
Oil tax rally scheduled for this month (Fairbanks Daily News-Miner, 3/17/12)
‘Rally for Reform’ seeks changes to oil taxes (Anchorage Daily News, 3/17/12)
House to hold oil tax hearings before getting Senate bill (Anchorage Daily News, 3/17/12)
Consultant: Oil tax system doesn’t encourage new development (Anchorage Daily News, 3/16/12)
Senator urges oil tax reform, but pans governor’s plan (Juneau Empire, 3/16/12)
House sends $9.5 billion operating budget to Senate (Anchorage Daily News, 3/16/12)
BP chief says progress being made on gas deal, oil tax change still needed (Alaska Journal of Commerce, 3/16/12)
BP Chief: Parties on track to meet pipeline deadline (Juneau Empire, 3/15/12)
Alaska should change oil taxes now, says BP executive (AP, 3/15/12)
House Finance takes up operating budget (Juneau Empire, 3/14/12)
Alaska school choice: Should state money be used to fund private schools? (Alaska Dispatch, 3/13/12)
Parnell official pitches governor’s oil tax reform (Fairbanks Daily News-Miner, 3/13/12)
Poll: Half of Alaskans believe state oil taxes are too low or about right (Alaska Dispatch, 3/13/12)
Alaska governor pulls support for scholarship bill (Anchorage Daily News, 3/12/12)
‘Recess’ won’t set GOP-led Alaska House back (Anchorage Daily News, 3/10/12)
Senators urge discipline of Ted Stevens’ federal prosecutors (LA Times, 3/8/12)
Parnell wants $30M in one-time funding for schools (Anchorage Daily News, 3/8/12)
Parnell: Game-changing tax reform needed (Peninsula Clarion, 3/7/12)
House passes supplemental budget (Anchorage Daily News, 3/6/12)
Senate oil-tax plan lacks commitments, Parnell says (Anchorage Daily News, 3/5/12)
House will take time needed to address oil taxes, speaker says (Anchorage Daily News, 3/5/12)
Senate committee advances oil tax bill (Peninsula Clarion, 3/3/12)
Oil tax bill takes shape, moves to finance (APRN, 3/3/12)
Governor, state senators trade barbs on oil tax reform (KTUU, 3/2/12)
Contentious Senate oil tax bill leaps from one committee to the next (Alaska Dispatch, 3/2/12)
Senate oil tax reform plan advances with concessions (Anchorage Daily News, 3/2/12)
Separate accounting for oil companies is a tax increase, Parnell says (The News Tribune, 3/2/12)
Concerns over rights panel nominee surprised Parnell (The News Tribune, 3/2/12)
Governor, legislators trade jabs about ‘lies’ (Juneau Empire, 3/2/12)
Parnell pushes tax cuts for lower pump prices (Juneau Empire, 3/2/12)
Parnell, legislators discuss Interior Alaska energy solutions (Fairbanks Daily News-Miner, 3/2/12)
State R&D tax credit plan needs better explanation (Fairbanks Daily News-Miner, 3/2/12)
Exxon concerned with ‘lack of urgency’ on taxes (CBS Moneywatch, 3/2/12)
Senate bill would cut oil taxes by $200 to $250 million (Fairbanks Daily News-Miner, 3/2/12)
Video: Battle over oil taxes takes strange twist (KTUU, 3/1/12)
Parnell prefers to let voters decide coastal zone (The News Tribune, 3/1/12)
Gov. Sean Parnell strikes back at claims on tax credit bill (KTUU, 3/1/12)
Governor’s nominee for human rights panel abruptly resigns (The News Tribune, 3/1/12)
AG nominee urges challenges to ‘federal encroachments’ (Juneau Empire, 3/1/12)
More detail provided on $5 billion investment (Anchorage Daily News, 3/1/12)
Alaska oil tax debate: Are industry threats any different this time? (Alaska Dispatch, 2/29/12)
House panel advances Parnell’s AG pick to vote (Anchorage Daily News, 2/29/12)
Was Alaska’s governor deceptive in oil tax bill remarks? State senators think so (Alaska Dispatch, 2/28/12)
Senators seek tax guarantee for when oil prices are low (Anchorage Daily News, 2/27/12)
Pebble Mine opponents see environmental study as slanted (Anchorage Daily News, 2/27/12)
Senate panel tackles multiple amendments to oil tax bill (Anchorage Daily News, 2/27/12)
Alaska oil tax myths, surprise, remain busted (Alaska Dispatch, 2/26/12)
Palin frustration seen in last batch of emails (Anchorage Daily News, 2/24/12)
New report reveals vast stores of Alaska shale oil and gas (Alaska Dispatch, 2/24/12)
Scrutiny pushed Palin to exasperation, emails reveal (Anchorage Daily News, 2/24/12)
Palin on Alaska job: ‘I can’t take it anymore’ (AP, 2/23/12)
Alaska releases last batch of Sarah Palin e-mails (Washington Post, 2/23/12)
Murkowski to Alaska Legislature: ‘ANWR will happen’ (Alaska Dispatch, 2/23/12)
Commentary: Pedro van Meurs to The Concerned: ‘I am ready to be governor’ (Alaska Dispatch, 2/22/12)
Will Alaska be the last frontier for same-sex marriage? (Anchorage Daily News, 2/20/12)
House speaker conflicted over proposed energy vouchers (Anchorage Daily News, 2/20/12)
Alaska energy voucher proposal offers relief for high home heating costs (Alaska Dispatch, 2/18/12)
Is Sarah Palin again thinking about running for president? (Alaska Dispatch, 2/17/12)
Fights over school funding, oil taxes loom in Legislature (Alaska Journal of Commerce, 2/17/12)
Lawmakers’ bill establishes coastal management program (Anchorage Daily News, 2/17/12)
State faces long road to 1 million barrels (Juneau Empire, 2/16/12)
Alaska bill that would give pension option advances (Fairbanks Daily News-Miner, 2/16/12)
Alaska’s oil taxes too high, too complex, consultant tells legislators (Alaska Journal of Commerce, 2/16/12)
Editorial: A greater goal: Governor’s million-barrel target is worth setting (Fairbanks Daily News-Miner, 2/16/12)
Myth-busting claims in Alaska’s oil tax debate: Part 2 (Alaska Dispatch, 2/15/12)
Gov. Sean Parnell: State Senate Education proposal is ‘ultimate giveaway’ (KTUU, 2/15/12)
Senate Finance Committee to take up Parnell Scholarship fund (KTUU, 2/15/12)
Alaska’s film tax credit debate: The sequel (Alaska Dispatch, 2/15/12)
Consultant tells Senate panel Parnell’s oil tax plan not viable option to ACES (AP, 2/15/12)
State faces long road to 1 million barrels of oil (Anchorage Daily News, 2/15/12)
Parnell blasts Senate education ‘giveaway’ (Juneau Empire, 2/15/12)
Parnell demands senators pass oil tax bill (Juneau Empire, 2/15/12)
Parnell oil tax plan not viable, consultant says (Anchorage Daily News, 2/14/12)
Myth-busting claims in Alaska’s oil tax debate, Part 1 (Alaska Dispatch, 2/14/12)
Analyst says trans-Alaska pipeline flow can grow (Bloomberg Businessweek, 2/14/12)
Parnell: Let the people decide coastal zone (Anchorage Daily News, 2/14/12)
State oil industry in ‘harvest mode’ at maximum rate, consultant argues (Fairbanks Daily News-Miner, 2/14/12)
New tax ‘architecture’ presented to Senate (Alaska Public Radio, 2/13/12)
Alternatives to Parnell oil tax cut (APRN, 2/13/12)
Consultant says state needs major political, fiscal changes to increase oil production (Fairbanks Daily News-Miner, 2/13/12)
Trial challenging Alaska abortion notification law begins (Anchorage Daily News, 2/13/12)
Ex-assistant AG, union organizer face charges (Anchorage Daily News, 2/10/12)
Alaska lawmakers head for DC to lobby for ANWR drilling (Anchorage Daily News, 2/10/12)
Alaska House resolution aims anger at feds over old Arctic wells (Anchorage Daily News, 2/10/12)
Senate passes education funding increase (Anchorage Daily News, 2/10/12)
Pension bill would spread risk of health care cost increases (Anchorage Daily News, 2/9/12)
Judge orders release of report on Stevens prosecutors (Anchorage Daily News, 2/9/12)
Education funding bill clears Senate hurdle (Anchorage Daily News, 2/9/12)
Bill would require ultrasound before abortion (Anchorage Daily News, 2/8/12)
Redistricting board plans appeal of judge’s decision (Anchorage Daily News, 2/7/12)
Rural Alaska air travel subsidies survive budget cuts (Anchorage Daily News, 2/7/12)
Judge orders redistricting board to redraw 4 districts (Anchorage Daily News, 2/4/12)
Parnell supports divestment of holding with Iran connection (Anchorage Daily News, 2/2/12)
Governor isn’t inclined toward equity infusion for pension (Anchorage Daily News, 2/1/12)
Democrats introduce resolution against unlimited campaign spending (Anchorage Daily News, 2/1/12)
Rural lawmaker wants council on Alaska Native languages (Anchorage Daily News, 2/1/12)
Rural educators say state is out of step with their needs (Anchorage Daily News, 2/1/12)
Donations to Palin PAC drop in second half of 2011 (Anchorage Daily News, 1/31/12)
Parnell’s state trip to Europe, Israel cost around $20,000 (Anchorage Daily News, 1/31/12)
Coordinator: Gas pipeline is possible (Juneau Empire, 1/20/12)
Gov. Parnell has controversial stance on school funding (KTVA, 1/20/12)
Parnell balks at increased formula funding for Alaska schools (Anchorage Daily News, 1/20/12)
Parnell hints at one-time education bump (Juneau Empire, 1/20/12)
Opinion: Oil taxes, gas lines (Anchorage Daily News, 1/19/12)
Parnell: Pipeline timeline borne of frustration (Anchorage Daily News, 1/19/12)
Governor sets ‘roadmap’ for gas development (Alaska Public Radio, 1/19/12)
Parnell’s oil, gas plans get mixed response (Juneau Empire, 1/19/12)
Parnell calls on Legislature to move ahead on several fronts (Anchorage Daily News, 1/19/12)
Commentary: Alaska polarized by oil tax bill (Anchorage Press, 1/19/12)
Parnell defends not placing wildlife official on leave (Alaska Public Radio, 1/19/12)
Decoupling makes return to Alaska Legislature (CBS, 1/19/12)
Parnell waiting for answers from oil CEOs (Alaska Public Radio, 1/19/12)
Video: Parnell responds to critics of oil tax reform, education policy (KTUU, 1/19/12)
State of the State recap (KTUU, 1/19/12)
Transcript of Gov. Parnell’s 2012 State of the State address (Alaska Dispatch, 1/18/12)
Legislators return to Juneau (Juneau Empire, 1/18/12)
Editorial: 90 days: Legislature opens with a big agenda (Fairbanks Daily News-Miner, 1/18/12)
Stage set for bruising battle over how Alaska taxes oil companies (Alaska Dispatch, 1/18/12)
AK Senate president wants oil tax bill (Anchorage Daily News, 1/17/12)
How much to save? That’s the question facing Alaska lawmakers as they return to Juneau (Washington Post, 1/16/12)
Gov. Parnell appoints new Alaska attorney general (Anchorage Daily News, 1/13/12)
Rossi resignation resonates with Alaska wildlife biologists (Alaska Dispatch, 1/12/12)
Alaska wildlife conservation director charged with helping illegally kill bears (Alaska Dispatch, 1/12/12)
Conference of Young Alaskans rebukes Parnell oil tax reduction plan (Alaska Dispatch, 1/12/12)
New Alaska AG named by governor (Alaska Dispatch, 1/12/12)
Abortion initiative ruled unconstitutional (Anchorage Daily News, 1/11/12)
Ruling could loom large in oil tax debate (Anchorage Daily News, 1/8/12)
29 bills prefiled prior to Alaska Legislative session (Alaska Dispatch, 1/7/12)
BP, ConocoPhillips endorse LNG project as best for North Slope gas (Alaska Journal of Commerce, 1/6/12)
New constitutional proposal aimed at boosting savings (Juneau Empire, 1/5/12)
Alaska governor seeks ‘alignment’ from oil companies on exporting gas to Asia (Alaska Dispatch, 1/5/12)
Dem lawmaker seeks constitutional amendment to cap oil revenue spending (KTVA, 1/5/12)
Top oil CEOs meet with Gov. Parnell in Anchorage (Alaska Public Radio, 1/5/12)
Exxon Mobil, Conoco, BP explore Alaska LNG export project (Alaska Dispatch, 1/5/12)

Alaska oil tax debate: Politics or economics? (Alaska Dispatch, 1/4/12)
State officials visit China to spark interest in LNG export (Alaska Journal of Commerce, 1/4/12)
Alaska’s major oil producers converge for rare meeting with state lawmakers (Alaska Dispatch, 1/4/12)
Rumors swirl about looming Alaska natural gas project announcement (Alaska Dispatch, 1/2/12)
APOC: Treadwell ad services didn’t violate campaign law (Anchorage Daily News, 1/2/12)
Time for legislators, governor to demand straight talk on life expectancy of trans-Alaska pipeline (Fairbanks Daily News-Miner, 12/31/11)
Joe Miller not ruling out another run for office (Fairbanks Daily News-Miner, 12/31/11)
Outstanding Alaska political stories of 2011 (Alaska Dispatch, 12/30/11)
Judge says Alaska pipeline has proven reserves until 2065; puts value at more than $9 billion (Fairbanks Daily News-Miner, 12/30/11)
Judge increases value of trans-Alaska oil pipeline (Fairbanks Daily News-Miner, 12/30/11)
Outstanding Alaska political stories of 2011 (Alaska Dispatch, 12/30/11)
Few Democrats line up to take on Congressman Young (Anchorage Daily News, 12/29/11)
Make Alaska Competitive Coalition says former legislator was wrong in statement on pipeline shutdown (Fairbanks Daily News-Miner, 12/29/11)
Application of Endangered Species Act in Alaska a cause for concern? (Alaska Dispatch, 12/28/11)
Allen gets sneak peek at report on prosecutorial misconduct at Stevens trial (Alaska Dispatch, 12/27/11)
Commentary: AGIA’s arbitration out-clause too unlikely to consider (Alaska Dispatch, 12/26/11)
Forecast: Oil flow will be down but revenues up (Anchorage Daily News, 12/25/11)
Fairbanks school chief: Governor’s budget will have impact (Fairbanks Daily News-Miner, 12/25/11)
Proposed budget good news for commercial fisheries (Anchorage Daily News, 12/24/11)
Parnell includes shale oil money in 2013 budget (Anchorage Daily News, 12/24/11)
Commentary: Beware Gov. Parnell’s oil tax ‘shell game’ (Juneau Empire, 12/23/11)
Homer still fighting for gas line (Peninsula Clarion, 12/22/11)
Gasline left off capital budget (Homer Tribune, 12/21/11)
Pebble Mine opponent Gillam fined for flying candidates to villages (Anchorage Daily News-Miner, 12/20/11)
Coastal management would cost $5.4 million, state estimates (Anchorage Daily News, 12/19/11)
Sides form for oil tax battle in Alaska Senate (Anchorage Daily News, 12/18/11)
Audio: AK Senate leader Stevens calls out special interest groups (KMXT, 12/18/11)
To fuel our future, we need to go further, fast (Anchorage Daily News, 12/17/11)
Editorial: Restraint needed – Governor’s budget recognizes future uncertainty in revenue (Fairbanks Daily News-Miner, 12/18/11)
Gov. Parnell proposes $12.1B spending plan (Bloomberg Businessweek, 12/16/11)
Governor’s budget sets priorities for Alaska, Legislature (Alaska Dispatch, 12/15/11)
Should Alaska consider Arctic shipping to get natural gas to market? (Alaska Dispatch, 12/11/11)
High taxes cut the flow of Alaska’s lifeblood: oil (Anchorage Daily News, 12/10/11)
Opinion: The pipeline we actually need (New York Times, 12/10/11)
Alaska’s North Slope lease op gets over 300 bids (The Alaska News, 12/9/11)
Gov. Parnell’s 2013 budget funds scholarship, school construction (Alaska Native News, 12/9/11)
Parnell proposes $4.9M for emergency food caches (Alaska Public Radio, 12/9/11)
Commentary: Alaska gas for Alaskans: Natural gas liquids (Alaska Dispatch, 12/9/11)
Alaska officials bask in glow of $21M oil lease sale (Alaska Dispatch, 12/8/11)
Gov Parnell makes push for a road to Tanana (Fairbanks Daily News-Miner, 12/7/11)
Coastal zone program campaign set to start gathering signatures (Anchorage Daily News, 12/7/11)
Survey of state senators shows oil tax plan faces tough road (Homer News, 12/7/11)
ARM Board urges action on pension costs (Homer News, 12/7/11)
US, Alaska lease sales nab $24M in high bids (CBS Money Watch, 12/7/11)
Parnell wants $10M to plan road to Tanana (Anchorage Daily News, 12/7/11)
Parnell prioritizes pioneer roads in Alaska 2012 budget preview (Alaska Dispatch, 12/6/11)
Parnell previews resource development for 2013 budget (Fairbanks Daily News Miner, 12/6/11)
Parnell calls payroll tax increases ‘ludicrous’ when unemployment fund solvent (AP, 12/6/11)
Parnell calls for payroll tax relief (Anchorage Daily News, 12/6/11)
Governor declares disaster for Western Alaska storm (Anchorage Daily News, 12/6/11)
Coastal Zone measure clears hurdle (Anchorage Daily News, 12/6/11)
Parnell, Egan oppose UI rate hikes (Juneau Empire, 12/6/11)
Alaska UI increase under review to benefit employers and their employees (The Alaska News, 12/6/11)
Parnell issues disaster declaration for huge November storm (Alaska Dispatch, 12/5/11)
Paskvan’s questions on oil tax deserve attention from governor (Fairbanks Daily News Miner, 12/3/11)
Alaska lawmaker asks right questions on oil tax plan; Parnell administration needs to supply answers (Fairbanks Daily News Miner, 12/3/11)
Commentary: Bypass mail, defense cuts may hit Alaska hard (Anchorage Daily News, 12/2/11)
Survey: Tough road for oil tax plan (CBS Money Watch, 12/2/11)
Oil tax survey results inconclusive (APRN, 12/2/11)
ARM board struggles with $11B in debt (Juneau Empire, 12/2/11)
Pebble mine opponent faces probe over discounted plane rides (Alaska Dispatch, 12/2/11)

Alaska Gubernatorial Headlines 2009-2011