"On the state portion do we expect the Legislature being involved or employees of administration? Help me out," said Huggins, R-Wasilla. "Who are the parties of the state?"
Revenue Commissioner Patrick Galvin has been in the AGIA hot seat before.
"We've testified a number of times we don't see any additional modifications," he said Wednesday. "I think you can look at history of this discussion."
But Huggins wasn't the only senator still looking for answers.
"Wouldn't we have been better off to negotiate with TransCanada than have them put in offer and we just accept it," Sen. Bert Stedman of Sitka asked.
Department of Natural Resources Commissioner Marty Rutherford took a turn in the hot seat. When questioned about other efforts to bring natural gas to Alaskans and market she had this to say, "We worked for 2 1/2 years. These were good faith efforts."
At one point Sen. Lyda Green asked Rutherford about her work history, probing to find if the commissioner had previous business dealings with TransCanada.
Tuesday Democrats accused senators of filibustering. But Wednesday at least one said he was determined to get the job done.
"I'm willing to stay here all night and work all morning in order to honor the commitment you made to get this out of this committee today," said Sen. Fred Dyson, R-Eagle River."
Lawmakers had to move quickly because if AGIA didn't make it out of committee, it wouldn't make it out of Juneau alive.
The House backed the Palin administration's recommendation to award a license to TransCanada last week. The Senate has until midnight Saturday to approve the bill.
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