The Sunday Minefield – December 3, 2017
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Despite the end of the 4th legislative special session, it’s been a busy week in Alaska politics. The most exciting news by far was from D.C. The tax bill, passed by the U.S. Senate early Saturday morning, included a provision … Read More

The Actual Alaska LNG Gasline Deal With China
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The State of Alaska, along with the Alaska Gasline Development Corporation (AGDC) recently signed a gasline deal with a Chinese oil and gas company, Sinopec, a Chinese sovereign wealth fund, Chinese Investment Corporation, and the Bank of China. The Alaska … Read More

Alaska Republican Party Chairman Nominates New Vice-Chair
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Alaska Republican Party (ARP) Chairman Tuckerman Babcock has named a replacement for the party’s vice-chair. Babcock has recommended Jon Faulkner of Homer. Faulkner is currently the ARP Chairman for District 31. He unsuccessfully challenged Representative Paul Seaton in the Republican … Read More

Governor Walker Secretly Signs SB 54 Into Law
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Multiple sources have confirmed that Governor Bill Walker secretly signed Senate Bill (SB) 54 into law on Sunday. It goes into effect at midnight. However, there have been no press releases and several legislators I spoke with were unaware the … Read More

The Sunday Minefield – November 26, 2017
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I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving. Now that the holiday weekend is at its end, I hope you enjoy this week’s Sunday Minefield. The 4th special session has ended. Rather than gaveling out like the senate, the house just … Read More

The Sunday Minefield – November 19, 2017
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Well, it has been a very busy week in Anchorage. When I started the Sunday Minefield (way back in October) my biggest concern was not having enough content. Actually, it is trying to decide what to include and what to … Read More

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