A conference on Alaska’s fiscal crisis this week features more than a dozen state legislators and the state revenue commissioner, but is closed to the media.

Nathaniel Herz
Journalists covering the Legislature's special session later this month will have their credentials automatically revoked if they try to take photographs on Capitol grounds during a medical emergency, says a new rule released last week.Nathaniel Herz
Questions are being raised about a $16.7 billion natural gas property tax deal the Walker administration has reached with producers and whether the certainty it provides may come at the expense of local governments.Pat Forgey
Alaska Gov. Bill Walker is trying publicly and privately to build support and understanding for his plan to balance the state's budget — including politically unpopular measures like broad-based taxes or spending money from the Permanent Fund.Nathaniel Herz
Alaska Gov. Bill Walker and Lt. Gov. Byron Mallott are trying keep a new long-distance relationship going, courting the Obama administration in hopes of bringing August’s presidential promises to fruition. Erica Martinson
Alaska Gov. Bill Walker sent a sharp retort Friday to House Speaker Mike Chenault in response to an opinion piece Chenault published last week that criticized Walker’s approach to a special legislative session on a natural gas pipeline.Nathaniel Herz
Alaska campaign finance regulators are investigating a political fundraising group for which Gov. Bill Walker’s deputy chief of staff served as treasurer.Nathaniel Herz
Two House bills that are the focus of Alaska’s lawmakers -- on crude exports and Native energy -- drew veto threats from President Barack Obama Wednesday.  Erica Martinson

Former Gov. Frank Murkowski left public life almost 10 years ago, but he says he's still connected to Alaska's policymakers and business leaders. He wants to continue contributing his ideas and believes he can help.

Scott Jensen
Challengers defeated Juneau and Nome's incumbent mayors in municipal elections Tuesday, with several new faces also winning mayoral seats in open races across the state.Chris Klint