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By Rachel Woldholz, APRN - Anchorage

The scheduled debate on a bill overhauling Alaska’s oil and gas tax credits never happened on Wednesday.

Speaker of the House Mike Chenault (sha-NALT) pulled the bill, saying that it didn’t have enough votes to pass.

Members of the Republican-led House majority are unhappy with a provision of the bill that changes tax credits in Cook Inlet. But members of the Democratic minority also don’t like the bill. They say it’s too generous to industry.

Feb. 6, 2016

Utility companies project $2-to-6 million in savings to south-central residents

By Zachariah Hughes, Alaska Public Media

3/3/15 - Tuluksak again without power

Mar 2, 2015

$600,000 need to fix problems caused by poor management, maintenance

Tuluksak residents are now on the backup to the backup electric generator. The state flew out a second generator over the weekend after part of the fan assembly failed Thursday, leaving the community without power for days for the second time in four months. Power was restored Sunday. Alaska Energy Authority Policy and Outreach Manager Emily Ford says the latest failure is not a complete surprise.

    

Japanese consider Alaskan Liquefied Natural Gas a possible alternative to nuclear power

The state of Alaska is appealing an Anchorage Superior Court ruling allowing a ban on commercial setnet fishing in Cook Inlet to go forward.

Construction of the railroad link between the city of Houston and Port MacKenzie is over budget and way behind schedule. Matanuska Susitna Borough officials blame timing of state funding, and litigation for the delays.

A new law drops a proposed public-private partnership for Knik crossing funding. The plan now is for to use public funds, two-thirds of which will be repaid with $5 one-way tolls collected from bridge users. Funding and construction is also being transferred from the Knik Arm Bridge and Toll Authority to the Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities.

Next year's operating and capital budgets total $12.8 billion, $400,000 less than this years, but still with a $1.4 billion dollar deficit.

A member of Fairbanks team that's been in control of the Funny River firefighting efforts describes some challenges and successes.

Next year's operating and capital budgets total $12.8 billion, $400,000 less than this years, but still with a $1.4 billion dollar deficit.

A member of Fairbanks team that's been in control of the Funny River firefighting efforts describes some challenges and successes.

The Anchorage Dispatch reports that Alaska's largest city produces 58 million gallons of sewage a day, and much of it ends up being pumped into adjacent Cook Inlet after less treatment than is usually required by federal standards.