Politics

Neva Egan, Alaska's initial first lady, died Wednesday in the Juneau Pioneer Home. She was 96. She came to Alaska as a teacher in 1937.Mike Dunham
The governor wants oil tax bills decided this session.Patti Epler
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The widow of former Gov. William Egan passed away Wednesday in Juneau.Patti Epler
Person connected to Sarah Palin's political action committee says reports of the group not working in Iowa "are inaccurate."Craig Medred
Gov. Sean Parnell told legislators in his State of the State speech Wednesday night that he wants lower taxes on the oil companies and hopes to impose a state spending limit to avoid a "spending frenzy" by lawmakers.Sean Cockerham | Tribune Media Services
Leaders of the Alaska Senate Bipartisan Working Group were non-committal about some of Gov. Parnell's legislative agenda and wondered whether subsidies earmarked for a gas line might not be better spent on schools, roads and infrastructure.Patti Epler
Alaska Gov. Sean Parnell touched on several campaign themes in his first State of the State address as an elected governor, and delivered another shot across the bow to the federal government with regard to resource development. Patti Epler
"With the federal government thwarting job potential on public lands, it is up to the state to look for every opportunity to foster business investment, and grow private sector jobs," Gov. Sean Parnell told Alaskans Wednesday. Here's his full speech.Sean Parnell
The federal government has offered some interesting new rules for summer fishing in Alaska waters.Craig Medred