'Unity ticket' minted on Friday of decision develop a plan to nurse the state's budget back to health in a few years.Democrats and Republicans in the Alaska Legislature need to come together and "acknowledge we're in a fiscal crisis and start acting that way," Walker said...
My Turn: History shows Walker and Mallott made the smart move

...Last time I checked, President Obama had nothing to do with the main topics addressed by the governor and the Alaska Legislature. Obama had no role in deciding to give a "no strings attached" tax deal to profitable international corporations...
Empire Editorial: Keep information flowing free

...flow of information last week. On Thursday, Gov. Sean Parnell vetoed Senate Bill 108, a measure approved by the Alaska Legislature that would have restricted public access to criminal court records. The day before that, new Juneau schools superintendent...
Empire Editorial: Waking up from Alaska's aerospace dream

...years ago, Alaska Aerospace (the state-owned corporation that operates Kodiak Launch Complex) began asking the Alaska Legislature for cash to make ends meet. This year, the corporation received $6 million in operating expenses and $2.4...
Empire Editorial: A vote on trust

...Tuesday, you will tell the Alaska Legislature to try again.The oil by voting "Yes." The Alaska Legislature will be charged with creating...credits, but we believe the Alaska Legislature must find some middle ground...
On Ballot Measure 1, how much does money really matter?

...the past eight months, some in the 'Yes' camp believe TV messaging is actually a weakness. Rules passed by the Alaska Legislature in 2010 require that the top three contributors to political ads be revealed in the message."They're seeing...
State | SB21
An Alaskan Idiot's Guide to voting on SB 21 produces.? ... the Alaska Legislature screwed up, so the best thing...their hands and back into the Alaska Legislature.? ... it's a bit strange...The perfect tax system the Alaska Legislature will create two years after...
My Turn: If Ballot Measure 1 is about jobs, families and our future - vote 'Yes'

...the state predicts that with SB 21, oil tax revenue in 2015 will collapse to $1.7 billion. At this rate, the Alaska Legislature is projected to use up all our savings by 2018. This year alone we had a $2.3 billion deficit and struggled...
The history of oil wealth

...companies recognized ELF II was unsustainable, the Alaska Legislature enacted the Petroleum Profit Tax in 2006, a proposal...after ACES began.Under Gov. Sean Parnell, the Alaska Legislature enacted another new tax regime, called the More...
University of Alaska Anchorage will prioritize programs

...evaluators said the recommendations will likely be used to justify program cuts in light of decreased funding from the Alaska Legislature.Programs that were identified for further growth were Alaska Native, women's and international studies. Of...


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