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In Walker's budget proposal, Corrections and Health take biggest hits

...capital 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...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-01-25/walkers-budget-proposal-corrections-and
State | AK legislature
Alaska plans to revisit stalled ferry project later

...to see if it had any obligations to make terminal updates within a certain timeframe.The port is part of the Alaska Marine Highway System."I think now we're just in a period where the waters can calm and we can revisit this later," Eckert...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-01-23/alaska-plans-revisit-stalled-ferry-proj
State | AK legislature
Canada threatens to block project over US steel requirements

...project is on Canadian soil leased by the state in British Columbia. The port at Prince Rupert is part of the Alaska Marine Highway System.The vast majority of construction funding for the project is expected to come from the Federal Highway...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-01-20/canada-threatens-block-project-over-us-
State
Empire Editorial: Cut Prince Rupert

...are involved in one such problem right now. The Alaska Marine Highway wants to build a new ferry terminal in Prince Rupert...talking about cutting Prince Rupert as a stop on the Alaska Marine Highway.Cutting Prince Rupert would slice money from the...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-01-22/empire-editorial-cut-prince-rupert
Opinion
Cruise ships still king

...cruise ships will bring most of the state's visitors to Alaska, that other form of marine transportation - the Alaska Marine Highway System - will bring the least. More visitors came to Alaska through Canada on highways than came via ferries...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-01-22/cruise-ships-still-king
State
Southeast lawmakers talk budget and different words

...he has worked as a social studies and government teacher and a debate coach. He said he will look out for the Alaska Marine Highway System from his seat on the Transportation Committee.Besides co-sponsoring Kreiss-Tomkins' pesticides legislation...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-01-14/lawmakers-talk-budget-and-different-wor
State | Local | AK legislature
My Turn: Support the Alaska Marine Highway System, Gov. Walker

The Alaska Marine Highway Is an extremely important component of Alaska's transportation...communities. We do not need leaders in place who consider the Alaska Marine Highway a necessary evil.? Former Southeast Conference president Mike...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-01-12/my-turn-support-alaska-marine-highway
Opinion
My Turn: Eliminating Juneau access

...Transportation, the road only needs $9 million more from the state to be fully funded. Context is important. Alaska Marine Highway System (AMHS) ferries only recover 32 percent of their operating costs. Our neighboring Canadian and Washington...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-01-14/my-turn-eliminating-juneau-access
Opinion
State raises ferry rates starting Jan. 1

The Alaska Marine Highway System will raise most fares by 4.5 percent starting May 1...container vans alike and is the first significant change to the Alaska Marine Highway's rates since 2007."In 2005 AMHS revenues accounted for nearly...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-12-19/state-raises-ferry-rates-starting-jan-1
State | Local
Empire Editorial: Road Without End

...the crash in oil prices has made it cheap to drive even as it has taken away a place to drive. Moreover, the Alaska Marine Highway is announcing fare hikes just as the fate of the Road appears uncertain.Oil prices are expected to remain low...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-12-19/empire-editorial-road-without-end
Opinion

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