Empire Editorial: Working class cuts call for working class testimony

...House Finance Committee stand to hit working-class individuals the hardest. Think about the cuts to the Alaska Marine Highway System, schools and health care. If you're retired, you may not care as much about schools. You probably have...
Juneau testifies against budget cuts

...Department of Natural Resources' timber program, cuts discussed (in no particular order) were those to the Alaska Marine Highway System; local Parents As Teachers and Best Beginnings programs; the Juneau School District; local public media...
State | AK legislature
Eliminating ferry bars

...comment on responses from the Alaska Marine Highway System management to questions our...otherwise subsidized nature of the Alaska Marine Highway System, the bar service stands out...are all bartenders for the Alaska Marine Highway System.
Empire Editorial: Thumbs up, Thumbs down for March 3, 2015

...Alaska House committee - despite the objections of Southeast lawmakers - has hacked $9.5 million from the Alaska Marine Highway System budget. It seems to us that the responsible parties have forgotten an important fact: You can't have a...
Empire Editorial: $1 per tank would buy a working ferry system

...chaired by Rep. Steve Thompson, a Republican from Fairbanks - recommended a $9.5 million cut to the Alaska Marine Highway System budget.Such a large cut will take the Malaspina and Kennicott out of service for months at a time. The state's...
Ferry system budget slashed in committee

The Alaska Marine Highway System's budget - and ferry service to several dependent communities - was dealt a significant blow Thursday morning when the House...
State | AK legislature
Family of cut-ups

...Fridays and Saturdays. They allow each other flexibility, which works well since Gerry Sr. also works for the Alaska Marine Highway System and kids can bring some unpredictability."I love it," Gerry Jr. said. "It's pretty laid back. That's...
Alaska Airlines to maintain essential service in SE

...and August.The EAS renewal comes as the other major method of transportation to Southeast communities - the Alaska Marine Highway System - is facing budget cuts. Some proposed changes to AMHS service that would affect these communities, as reported...
DOT commissioner brings back two deputies

...up again with the department Monday.DOT usually has one deputy commissioner each for state highways, the Alaska Marine Highway System and aviation. Deputy Commissioner John Binder will stay with the department and continue to oversee air transportation...
State | AK legislature
In Walker's budget proposal, Corrections and Health take biggest hits budget - 75 percent slimmer than that of FY 2015 - Walker eliminated $12 million in funding for general Alaska Marine Highway System vessel and terminal rehabilitation. Walker has proposed a capital budget of $150 million, including $8...
State | AK legislature


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