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My Turn: With session over, there's much to be happy about

...opposition to this improvement, which is baffling. This is the highway from the airport to the Capitol, the heart of Alaska's government. There's no sense in it remaining poorly lit.This year's capital budget also provides funds to repave Egan...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-04-27/opinion-session-over-theres-much-be-h
Opinion
Studies: Alaska lags in transparency

...bodies as accountable as they could.? According to the Better Government Association's 2013 Integrity Index, Alaska's government transparency was 35th in the country, with a score of 53 out of 100. Coming in last was Montana with a score...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-03-21/studies-alaska-lags-transparency
Local
Research holds the key to Alaska's future

...Alaska. The SCoR report makes great reading. It describes past successes, and its recommendations will help Alaska's government, academic, business and nonprofit communities cooperate in research that can only bring positive change to our...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-02-21/research-holds-key-alaskas-future
Opinion
Alaska Editorial: A big gas line remains possible, fiscal stability necessary

...selling that gas.It won't sell it, though, if it can't find a buyer. Buyers want cheap, reliable gas. Alaska's government can't change the cost of an 800-plus-mile pipeline by much, but it can make itself more reliable by committing...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2013-12-04/alaska-editorial-big-gas-line-remains
Opinion
Glitches reported with Alaska's government-run health exchange

JUNEAU - Officials urged patience Tuesday - and a focus on the bigger picture - as glitches were reported with the rollout of the new online health insurance marketplace in Alaska.

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-10-02/glitches-reported-alaskas-government-ru
State
City Attorney Hartle to retire from CBJ

...Sanford highlighted Hartle's assistance to the CBJ as it has pushed back on repeated efforts to move the seat of Alaska's government elsewhere in the state."He's been a true, dedicated person to fighting the capital move issue and making...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2013-04-23/city-attorney-hartle-retire-cbj
Local
Strategies to prepare Alaska for the economic marathon

...Research Foundation Inc. and the Alaska Office of Management and Budget FY12 ?FY22 forecast. With 90 percent of Alaska's government funded by oil revenues, there is a "fierce urgency of now" to diversify Alaska's revenue streams. The good...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2012-10-28/strategies-prepare-alaska-economic-ma
Opinion
My Turn: Mines need to pay their fair share

...mining-related income leaves the state while taxes and royalties from metal mining contribute less than 0.1 percent to Alaska's government revenues. Mining provides only 0.5 percent of Alaska jobs. A reasonable way for Alaska to recoup some of the...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/052003/opi_myturn2.shtml
Opinion
My Turn: Dividend is not a handout

...derived from Alaska oil. No one would dare suggest that those shareholders relinquish their dividends to support Alaska's government - yet no one accuses them of greed or robbery. Why, then, are Alaskans expected to willingly relinquish the...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/071503/opi_myturn.shtml
Opinion
Battle is on for biggest Senate district

...candidates vying to represent rural Southeast residents in the state Senate have very different approaches to running Alaska's government. Democratic incumbent Georgianna Lincoln of Rampart, who has served 12 years in the state House and Senate...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/082002/sta_legsenaterace.shtml
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