Ferry budget add-backs reconsidered

Proponents of the Alaska Marine Highway System who celebrated a recent funding add-back...caucus has asked for additional funding for the Alaska Marine Highway System, among other bargaining chips.The conference...
State | AK legislature
Alaska Legislature has multiple paths to resolving fiscal impasse - including a government shutdown

...minority's requests include an add-back to education funding, Medicaid expansion and increased funding for the Alaska Marine Highway System among other things, House minority spokesman Mike Mason said in an interview Sunday.Tuck said Monday...
State | AK legislature
Legislature passes gas tax increase to fund spill cleanup

...fiscal year without help.The proposed tax increase will not affect the cost of aviation fuel or fuel for the Alaska Marine Highway. Micciche said the FAA controls taxes on fuel sold at FAA-regulated airports, and "frankly, it was more trouble...
State | AK legislature
Legislature delays final word on Alaska Marine Highway budget

...Transportation and Public Facilities budget Wednesday - but skipped over the 30 line items that dealt with the Alaska Marine Highway System.The conference committee left those items open for a meeting later this week. Committee member Rep. Les...
State | AK legislature
Legislators reverse $1.75M in cuts to Alaska Marine Highway

The Alaska Marine Highway System was thrown a life preserver Saturday afternoon when a committee restored $1.75 million in spending.The conference committee...
State | AK legislature
Empire Readers' Council Editorial: Hammering Southeast Alaska

...the state and draconian cuts in subsidies to the Alaska Marine Highway System, to the potential repeal of daylight savings...Thursday the Senate voted to reduce subsidies to the Alaska Marine Highway System in Fiscal Year 2016 by a whopping $12 million...
Tlingit, Haida tribes meet

...and a promise to reach out to Alaskans to find answers to the questions facing the state - including about the Alaska Marine Highway."We don't have all the answers," Walker said. "But we know where to find them."CCTHITA President Richard...
Domestic violence prevention dollars deleted

...which budgets it will tackle, but it is expected to be dealing with some tough topics, including education and Alaska Marine Highway System funding and state worker salary increases.Once the conference committee finishes its pass through the operating...
State | AK legislature
House passes fuel tax by a hair

...fuel at the wholesale level. The tax includes gasoline and heating oil but not aviation fuel or fuel used on the Alaska Marine Highway.If the bill passes the Senate and is signed by Gov. Bill Walker, it would be the first tax increase for the...
State | AK legislature
Alaska ferry sailings uncertain with possible budget cuts

...might have to be canceled if funding is not restored to the proposed budget for fiscal year 2016, according to Alaska Marine Highway System officials.The Marine Highway System could face about $11 million in cuts to its budget, the Ketchikan...


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