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Jobs, taxes and buildings: Behind CBJ's austerity offensive

...city budget will become clear over the next few days as the state finalizes its own budget. "Juneau is a financially strong and stable economy, but we do need to make some adjustments to get back on a sustainable path," he said.

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-04-20/jobs-taxes-and-buildings-behind-cbjs-au
Local
House approves workers' compensation changes

...and Medicare rates are already given a regional geographic adjustment for Alaska and Medicaid rates are also adjusted for higher-cost...within the state. The conversion factor would make additional adjustments, but just how that will work is unclear.Critics in the...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-04-18/house-approves-workers-compensation-cha
State | AK legislature
The cost of travel by sea

...The first is a cost-of-living adjustment mandated in 1977. Currently, the contract...the state also have cost-of-living adjustments depending on where the workers live...current employees' cost-of-living adjustments while allowing a new rate to be set...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-04-13/cost-travel-sea
State | Local | AK legislature
House speaker pushes for minimum wage bill

...than the federal minimum wage, whichever was greater. But a year after passing the bill, lawmakers stripped the inflation adjustment requirement and reference to the minimum wage being $1 higher than the federal level.The Legislature in 2009 passed a measure...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-04-11/house-speaker-pushes-minimum-wage-bill
State | AK legislature
Panel puts more money for education in budget

...an increase of about $400 for next year, with subsequent adjustments for inflation. Supporters say a $400-per-student increase...included a $3.4 million reduction in state agency travel; adjustments for tentatively agreed-upon bargaining contracts for several...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-03-30/panel-puts-more-money-education-budget
State | AK legislature
U.S. relationships with Asia-Pacific region: A confluence of imperatives for Alaska

...revenues on North Slope oil production. History shows that an economy may be rich in resources but if it is not modern, adjustments become hard when external shocks hit (Argentina is a case in point). In the haze of a new Asian dawn over the global stage...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-04-01/us-relationships-asia-pacific-region-
Opinion
Senator proposes oil tax changes he calls fairer

JUNEAU - A Sitka senator proposed adjustments to Alaska's oil tax system Friday that he said are aimed at making it fairer to the state.Republican Sen. Bert Stedman said...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-02-23/senator-proposes-oil-tax-changes-he-cal
State | AK legislature
Bill would cut Alaska ferry workers' salaries

...would strip state ferry workers of their cost-of-living adjustment.The sponsor of the bill, Sen. Fred Dyson, R-Eagle...Engineers Beneficial Association, said cost-of-living adjustments have traditionally been discussed in bargaining.Goldrich...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-03-06/bill-would-cut-alaska-ferry-workers-sal
State | AK legislature
Board of Game meeting scheduled in Achorage

...regions.Proposals have been submitted by the ADF&G, local fish and game advisory committees and the general public seeking adjustments to statewide provisions for hunting and trapping regulations. The public is encouraged to review the proposal topics available...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-03-07/board-game-meeting-scheduled-achorag
Outdoors
Falcons clipped in OT

...offense effectively," Blasco said. "They got the ball down to the block on that set, and we didn't make the defensive adjustments like we should have."A Josh Palmer basket off the Falcons' full-court press was followed by a Lee dunk. Two more miscues...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-03-21/falcons-clipped-ot
Sports

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