Monthly Archives: June 2013

Alaska Fiscal Policy| Casey Reynolds nails it: The Governor isn’t a fiscal conservative at all …

Casey Reynolds ShowOn Tuesday of this week (June 25, 2013) the Anchorage Daily News published a letter to the editor from Sharon Leighow, Governor Parnell’s Press Secretary, responding to a Compass piece published earlier in the month from Bella Hammond, former Governor Jay Hammond’s widow. 

In the earlier piece, Ms. Hammond urged Alaskans to sign the petition currently circulating in the state seeking the repeal of SB 21, the Governor’s recent oil tax bill (and which the Administration prefers to call the “More Alaska Production Act”).  Ms. Hammond argued that absent repeal, Alaska faces a difficult economic future. Continue reading

On the … heck I am hosting The Dave Stieren Show Friday …

The Dave Stieren Show on AM 750 KFQDFrom 2 – 5pm Friday — tomorrow as I write this and probably this afternoon as many of you read it — I will be guest hosting The Dave Stieren Show.

The show is broadcast on AM 750 KFQD/ FM 103.7  if in Anchorage.  For those Continue reading

Alaska LNG| Federal Export Legislation …

An excellent overview of the federal permit requirements related to the export of Alaska LNG, prepared by the Institute of the North.  Listen closely; there will be a closed book test at the end.

A Conference on Investment in Alaska …

Investment in Alaska (6.7.2013)Joe Perkins of Stoel Rives and I have been working with Law Seminars International over the last couple of months to put together a conference on oil, gas and mining investment in Alaska.  With the passage of SB 21, oil & gas investors once again are giving Alaska projects a hard look.  While dipping recently, long term increases in prices have done the same on the mining side.

The conference is an effort to provide a forum for discussing the issues surrounding investment in Alaska.  The goal is to help current and potential investors better understand the current investment climate in these sectors, and to provide a forum to discuss the gains made to date, and the additional work that remains to be done, to help bring additional focus to Alaskan opportunities. Continue reading