State of the State
Governor Mike Dunleavy delivered his first State of the State address since being sworn into office on January 22. In his half-hour speech, the governor reiterated several campaign promises including a reduction in crime, protecting the Permanent Fund Dividend (and providing PFD back-pay to state residents), and instituting a balanced budget. This week we present Governor Dunleavy’s first State of the State address.
In This Issue
Mining in 2019: The Year in Review
Following a year when metal prices were both up and down—sometimes dramatically; when international trade squabbles spooked investors to both enter and exit the metals markets; and when mining companies started the year cautiously bullish but ended it cautious bearish, those involved in Alaska mineral exploration, development, and production are once again asking themselves: “Where did we succeed, where did we fail, and where do we go from here?”