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ANALYSIS: An Alaska oil price of close to $70 per barrel means rock-bottom revenue for the state, and a tax rate so low that it's conceivable some new oil development projects would pay nothing in production taxes.

Dermot Cole
In a 30-minute phone conversation, Republican U.S. Sen.-elect Dan Sullivan spoke about his efforts to set up his new office, his first steps once he’s sworn in, and whether he’d support a government shutdown over President Barack Obama’s executive action on immigration.Nathaniel Herz
The Alaska Public Offices Commission Wednesday rejected marijuana activist Charlo Greene's objection to a subpoena related to an investigation into whether she violated campaign finance laws; Greene says she does not intend to comply.Suzanna Caldwell
The Alaska Division of Elections announced the certification of three ballot measures Wednesday, beginning the 90-day countdown to the enactment of the measures passed by voters, including legalization of marijuana. Laurel Andrews
Incoming governor Bill Walker continued to flesh out his cabinet on Tuesday, announcing new appointments as the clock ticked toward Monday's inauguration, including naming his law partner Craig Richards as attorney general.Alex DeMarban
A number of committees submitted numerous ambitious goals for the incoming administration of Gov.-elect Bill Walker, including possibly suspending some of the state's numerous mega-projects pending financial review and balancing the state's budget by the end of his term.Alex DeMarban

A number of committees submitted numerous ambitious goals for the incoming administration of Gov.-elect Bill Walker, including possibly suspending some of the state's numerous mega-projects pending financial review and balancing the state's budget by the end of his term.

Alex DeMarban
The Alaska green rush is underway, with three different marijuana trade shows planned in Anchorage starting in March 2015. Laurel Andrews,Suzanna Caldwell
Alaska's Gov.-elect, Bill Walker, will be sworn into office in the state capital, leading to sighs of relief in Juneau, which is still smarting from former Gov. Sarah Palin's decision to be inaugurated in Fairbanks.Pat Forgey
Republican Dan Sullivan will be Alaska’s newest U.S. senator, but outgoing Sen. Mark Begich said he’ll work in Washington until the last minute to push through legislation that will benefit Alaska.Alex DeMarban

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