OPINION: Every Alaskan has his or her own idea of the right size for state government. That's why the process is public, painful and essential to resolving the state's budget gap and keeping our economy afloat.
OPINION: On Dec. 4, the governor and the states project leaders at the Alaska Gasline Development Corporation will face a tremendous question. Their 'yes' vote will continue the critical work being done to advance this project.
OPINION: The Alaska Legislative Council has decided to take a stand, not against Alaskans, not against health care, not against President Obama and not against Medicaid, but on behalf of the checks and balances embodied in our constitution.
OPINION: We will not let thousands of Alaskans lose their paychecks starting July 1 as Gov. Bill Walker has threatened. That is not the right thing to do. We in the legislative majority will lead Alaska out of this fiscal crisis.
Energy talk in Alaska is centered on whether we have a large-diameter or bullet-line-type natural gas pipeline, or the potential of the Watana hydroelectric generation facility on the Susitna River. This focus makes it easy to overlook the need for energy generation all over Alaska.
Our seniors are, and have been, required to participate in a federal program that does not adequately reimburse our primary care doctors for the expenses of providing decent services.
A recent Daily News editorial said, "The Legislature has a chance to pass some good renewable energy initiatives next year." The fact is that the state Legislature has led the way in the arena of renewable energy, and unlike other states, has put money behind its words.
The State Legislature has led the way in the arena of renewable energy, and more importantly, unlike other states, has put money behind its words.