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My Turn: Disagreements over mining require dialogue

...and Alaska was very much involved in the assessment of the planned Kerr-Sulphurets-Mitchell Mine (KSM). The Alaska government will continue to be involved throughout the subsequent Mines Act and Environmental Management Act permitting processes...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-04-12/my-turn
Opinion
Lawmakers show no love to public media

...this cut goes through, Alaskans will no longer be able to watch what we do during the session. Transparency in Alaska government would be gone."His amendment failed. The subcommittee's budget also cut $1.2 million from the Public Defender...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-03-27/lawmakers-show-no-love-public-media
State | AK legislature
Bill to remove some online records

...The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner last year lauded Parnell's veto, calling it "an important development for Alaska government transparency." The newspaper's managing editor, Rod Boyce, said in a recent interview that he can understand...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-03-17/bill-remove-some-online-records
State | AK legislature
My Turn: A unique approach to housing pioneers

...But the problems of the Pioneer Homes are not just having cash on hand. We have that in many different pockets of Alaska government. The rainy day planning by the Legislature has been quite good, providing a fiscal cushion to work through our production...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-02-26/my-turn-unique-approach-housing-pione
Opinion
My Turn: Legislatiave wish list to help the disabled

...lowest bid to provide care. The Alaska government did not have a clue how many...contention that in 1956 the Alaska government willingly accepted a moral and...1950s, the first thing the Alaska government did was delegate most of its...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-11-20/my-turn-legislatiave-wish-list-help-d
Opinion
My Turn: Juneau Access road is a distraction

...investment in this costly and destructive capital project of very low probable benefit/cost merit:1. Both federal and Alaska government spending is in serious deficit. As we borrow from our children for today's capital projects, we must choose only...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-05-19/my-turn
Opinion
Comments period extended for Heintlzman Ridge peak name proposal

...Egan penned a letter on Jan. 3, 2013 in support of the naming. He wrote "Jon Scribner helped build the young Alaska government, setting an example of professionalism, dedication and hard work that today serves as a benchmark for government...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-06-17/comments-period-extended-heintlzman-
Outdoors
Empire editorial: Let's track those torpedoes, governor

...legislation despite glaring conflicts of interest. Palin still has her work cut out for her in terms of cleaning up Alaska government, and we hope she'll keep pressing forward. It should be an interesting 90 days. In her speech, Palin called...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/012008/opi_20080120011.shtml
Opinion
A mountain for Jon Scribner

...Sen. Egan penned a letter on Jan. 3 in support of the naming. He wrote "Jon Scribner helped build the young Alaska government, setting an example of professionalism, dedication and hard work that today serves as a benchmark for government...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2013-03-01/mountain-jon-scribner
Outdoors
Legislature OKs oil and gas tax bill

...field with an estimated 8 trillion cubic feet, could be a big beneficiary. Through tax credits and deductions, the Alaska government could pay as much as $4 billion to develop the field. That possibility grated several legislators. Exxon Mobil...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/081106/sta_20060811011.shtml
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