Dec. 10, 2018 In this Issue: NPR-A oil production will hit state budget by $250 million/year Mechanical contractors, others busy in Southcentral:Earthquake refocuses attention on building standards Energy:Juneau’s AEL&P to remain U.S.Delay for Tacoma LNG fueling Health Care:Payment problems for nonprofits Infrastructure:Emmonak dock to be completed Telecom:New satellite contract is signed Politics:New Gov. Dunleavy fills out his leadership teamFeige at Natural Resources; MacKinnon at DOTPF; Tangeman at Revenue Quick at Administration, Crum at H&SS; Brune at Environmental ConservationClarkson is AG; Price…
Nov. 26, 2018 In this Issue: PoliticsWelcome, Governor-elect DunleavyOil prices, production both decline; could PFD plan imperil budget?Dunleavy set to take over; cliffhangers on House, Senate organizationWhat business is telling Gov.-elect Dunleavy Tourism, from Scott Habberstad (Alaska Airlines)Minerals groups, from Karen Matthias (Alaska Producers Council)Timber, from Owen Graham (Alaska Forest Association)Fisheries, from Ricky Gease (Kenai River Sportsfishing Association)Oil and gas, from Karen Moriarty (Alaska Oil and Gas Association) Health Care:80th-percentile rule changeACA enrollment expected upAlaska care is most costly Energy:Low…
Kenai looks at tourism tax hike but there may be some push back.
In Alaska Fisheries news we will be discussing Alaska’s importance to Seattle, the crab harvest outlook, a surge in mariculture interest, and push for Alaska seafood exemption.
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Ketchikan may seek investors in dock expansion plans
Ketchikan to boost taxes, utility rates to increase employees’ pay
Nome hikes its property tax to increase local school contribution
Fairbanks utility rates rise to fund construction, maintenance
Southcentral contractors hustling with earthquake repairs
Southeast Alaska in drought; hydro levels being watched
Southcentral utilities now intervenor on Chugach-ML&P proceeding
State has new air quality study underway in Juneau
State supplies drinking water to Yakutat after contamination found
Increased discharges in Cook Inlet a worry for fishermen
A second special session is beginning in early July, the PFD still has everyone in a gridlock, mainly over the amount of the PFD $3,000 or less.
Alaska wage and salary employment going up, which is continuing trend of small monthly gains that show the state’s recession may have ended.
ANWR Lease sale is starting airborne geophysical surveys will help in bid preparation. and ASRC wants to sell Placer. The oil Search continues with Pikka. The state resurrects SALSA. Tepid show at Cook Inlet sale as well as the Squabble over well bonds.
State “fast” ferries now for sale
Alaska Healthcare payments to providers continue, Medicaid contract to PCG, Inc., Interior tribal health care expanding.