• Forecast
  • News Tip
  • Categories
Temperature Precipitation
Estimated read time

Pipeline bill advances from Senate Resources

By Associated Press 8:14 AM February 25, 2014

Committee chair Cathy Giessel said this project is a legacy that can be left for future generations.

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) – A bill aimed at advancing a liquefied natural gas project in Alaska has moved from the Senate Resources Committee.

The committee version made some changes to what Gov. Sean Parnell proposed. For example, the Resources version says the fixed royalty rate for gas cannot fall below 12.5 percent and that confidential information related to contract negotiations shall be shared with the Legislature in executive session or under confidentiality agreements, rather than “may.”

Committee chair Cathy Giessel said this project is a legacy that can be left for future generations.

She said fiscal issues and those surrounding property taxes and creation of a subsidiary of the Alaska Gasline Development Corp., need to be looked at more closely. She expressed confidence the Senate Finance Committee would do that.

(Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

Latest Stories

  • News

    Alaska Supreme Court Justice Fabe to retire

    by Associated Press on Oct 06, 15:42

    Alaska Supreme Court Justice Dana Fabe plans to retire next year. Fabe, who was the first woman appointed to serve on the court and the first woman to serve as chief justice, intends to retire June 1. The Alaska court system released news of Fabe’s planned retirement on Tuesday. Fabe, who was appointed to the […]

  • News

    Walker hired consultants ahead of Obama visit

    by Associated Press on Oct 06, 15:18

    Gov. Bill Walker’s administration spent $50,000 on Washington, D.C., consultants to help prepare them for a visit by President Barack Obama. The expenditures were revealed in public records requests by The Associated Press. They also came at a time when the state is struggling with a multibillion dollar deficit. Perkins Coie was hired to work […]

  • News

    Planning and Zoning Commission approves controversial road project, with conditions

    by Bonney Bowman on Oct 06, 13:45

    The Planning and Zoning Commission voted to approve the design of the controversial U-Med District road project, but with some additions to address safety and flooding concerns. The commission heard public testimony Monday night about the plan, which extends Bragaw Road into the district with a goal of easing congestion for drivers coming from the […]

  • DayBreak

    Fall fashion: Shoes

    by Daybreak Staff on Oct 06, 11:35

    It’s the time of year for transition. It’s not too cold to go full winter boot just yet, but it’s not warm enough for ballet flats either. Kari Skinner with the Anchorage Fifth Avenue Mall joined Daybreak Tuesday with some boot options that will help you put your best foot forward this season. “If you’re […]

  • DayBreak

    Travel Tuesday: October activities close to Anchorage

    by Daybreak Staff on Oct 06, 11:17

    Many parts of Alaska had an early blast of winter last week, but the calendar still says fall. October is a great time to grab a hoodie and the kids for some fun before winter officially arrives. Tuesday, Erin Kirkland with AK On the Go, joined Daybreak with some family-fun activities and destinations the whole […]

  • Crime

    Anchorage police seek man wanted on multiple felony warrants

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Oct 06, 9:25

    ANCHORAGE – Anchorage police are looking for a 51-year-old man wanted on multiple felony warrants. James Daren Withrow is wanted on warrants for criminal mischief, stalking and violation of a domestic violence protective order. “Withrow is believed to be responsible for multiple cases of felony vandalism after damaging the property of at least five homes […]

  • News

    Inmate dies at Kenai correctional facility

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Oct 06, 8:49

    An investigation is underway after an inmate died at a Kenai correctional facility Sunday. Paul Heppner, 45, died at the Wildwood Correctional Facility Sunday shortly before 5 p.m., according to a release from the Alaska Department of Corrections. Heppner, of North Pole, was booked for driving under the influence and third-degree assault charges. He had […]

  • News

    ‘Fairbanks Four’ wants convictions overturned

    by Associated Press on Oct 06, 7:08

    Four men who claim they were wrongly convicted of killing a Fairbanks teenager in 1997 are seeking post-conviction relief. The so-called “Fairbanks Four” were sentenced in the death 18 years ago of John Hartman. Three of those convicted are still serving time while one is on parole. The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reports (http://is.gd/2cja0g) they are […]