Alaska Arctic

Margaret Kriz Hobson



Margie is the Alaska correspondent for E&E, where she specializes in Alaska energy and environmental issues, climate change and politics. She joined the company in 2010 after two decades as the energy and environmental correspondent at National Journal. Margie began her career as a general assignment reporter for the Suburban Trib, a now-defunct subsidiary of the Chicago Tribune. She also covered environmental issues for the Bureau of National Affairs. From 2005 to 2006, she was a Nieman Fellow at Harvard University. She has a bachelor's degree in journalism from the University of Illinois and a master's degree from American University.

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Governor warns of 'gravest fiscal crisis in state history'

In a nervous but straightforward State of the State address late Wednesday, Alaska Gov. Bill Walker (I) delivered a blunt warning to the Legislature that the nation's most oil-dependent state faces "the gravest fiscal crisis in state history" due to low oil prices and a lack of new sources of revenue.