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Tough budget decisions remain

JUNEAU - It took two special sessions for Alaska legislators to agree to a budget after a crash in oil prices contributed to a severe reduction in the state's available revenue.Barring...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-07-01/tough-budget-decisions-remain
Local
Tough budget decisions remain in Alaska

JUNEAU - It took two special sessions for Alaska legislators to agree to a budget after a crash in oil prices contributed to a severe reduction in the state's available revenue.Barring...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-06-30/tough-budget-decisions-remain-alaska
State
My Turn: Why I'm restoring Alaska Hire requirements

...I know what good construction jobs mean for our state and for the economic security of Alaskans. For decades, Alaska legislators and governors worked together on Alaska hire requirements to ensure that Alaskans get hired for Alaska jobs. I...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-06-14/my-turn-why-im-restoring-alaska-hire-
Opinion
Alaska legislators, get it together

I have taken many moments over the last five months to take the time to sit down and send you my thoughts as an Alaska resident and mother of two children in the hopes that some if not all of you would reciprocate.

http://juneauempire.com/letters/2015-05-27/alaska-legislators-get-it-together
Letters
My Turn: Time to revisit rural education

...regional employment and establishment of strong local economies networked with regional villages. It is past time for Alaska legislators to change our current system of rural public education delivery. Alaska has seen a parade of teachers and administrators...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-04-30/my-turn-time-revisit-rural-education
Opinion
House passes bill pushing back annual disclosure deadline

JUNEAU - The state House passed legislation Wednesday that would push back by two months the date by which Alaska legislators and other public officials must file annual financial disclosures.HB 65 would move the filing deadline from March...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-03-19/house-passes-bill-pushing-back-annual-d
State | AK legislature
Empire Editorial: Alaska legislators have quit while behind

Despite the plans of Gov. Bill Walker, despite the wishes of almost all of Alaska's 736,732 people, Alaska's legislators have quit.

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-05-03/empire-editorial-alaska-legislators-h
Opinion
Gov: No Medicaid reform without expansion

...of health care costs for newly eligible recipients through 2016, stepping down to 90 percent by 2020.But some Alaska legislators worry about adding more people to a system they see as broken. Medicaid, as it stands, is widely seen as unsustainable...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-04-14/gov-no-medicaid-reform-without-expansio
State
State raises ferry rates starting Jan. 1

...ADOT&PF Deputy Commissioner Reuben Yost in a statement explaining the reason for the rate increase.Last year, Alaska legislators requested an analysis of AMHS rates and tariffs, with a report due by February 2015. The preliminary results of...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-12-19/state-raises-ferry-rates-starting-jan-1
State | Local
Empire Editorial: A vote on trust

...biggest bribery scandals in state history. In court, we learned how he used "gifts" to manipulate the votes of Alaska Legislators, many of whom were willing to sell their integrity for trinkets.You might say these illegal acts were the actions...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-08-17/empire-editorial-vote-trust
Opinion

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