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Juneau sales tax income perks up

...the Assembly was hoping for more, the amount - $43.4 million - is a small bit more...than one half of a percent of the total amount. He was also happy that, however modest the increase, the amount is higher than last year's."I'm...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-08-21/juneau-sales-tax-income-perks
Local
Browns not ready to name starting QB

...of making it. Then, you're risking the chemistry and the cohesion if you have the wrong guy there."There is a decent amount of time left still until Pittsburgh. These were under ideal circumstances that we could name this week, and again, I'm...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-08-20/browns-not-ready-name-starting-qb
Sports
Man pleads guilty to embezzling labor union funds

...In total, prosecutors said he willfully embezzled, stole and illegally converted union funds to his own personal use in the amount of $41,770.The funds had been collected as dues from union members and were supposed to be used to cover union expenses...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-08-19/man-pleads-guilty-embezzling-labor-unio
Local
Exploring the 'what ifs' of SB 21, ACES

...investment levels, SB 21 and ACES would bring in about the same amounts of revenue.The estimate showed that in the current year...based on any "uncertainties surrounding the timing and the amount of future production volumes.""As these projects become...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-08-17/exploring-what-ifs-sb-21-aces
State
My Turn: It's a matter of trust; vote 'yes'

...it Tuesday.2. With SB21, the oil companies get a greater share of the profits of Alaskans' oil revenue by decreasing the amount of taxes they pay the State of Alaska, with the hopes the oil companies will produce more oil out of the goodness of their...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-08-18/its-matter-trust-vote-yes
Opinion
My Turn: Gov. Parnell should seek long-term oil production increases

...SB21 to ACES is revenue neutral to the state. I did so to highlight the problem with how SB21 changed tax incentives. If the amount of taxes paid has not changed, the only possibility is that the tax burden shifted between oil companies. In a nutshell SB21...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-08-18/gov-parnell-should-seek-long-term-oil
Opinion
Empire Editorial: A vote on trust

...those who have suffered damage from the spill."Through two decades of legal battles, Exxon successfully fought to reduce the amount of penalties it owed to Alaska fishermen. This was legal, but this is not how you build trust.Other Alaska oil companies...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-08-17/empire-editorial-vote-trust
Opinion
My Turn: 'Yes' vote gives Alaska time to get it right

...helping industry at low prices, and requiring investment in the state for a company to qualify for tax credits that reduced the amount of tax owed.SB21 was designed to encourage production, primarily in the large existing fields. SB21 has a flat tax with...

http://juneauempire.com/letters/2014-08-17/my-turn-yes-vote-gives-alaska-time-ge
Letters
Empire Editorial: Thumbs up, thumbs down

...doing the tallying now, and the official winners of the derby will be announced Tuesday afternoon.Thumbs down to record amounts of rain. Juneau saw more than 3 inches of rain in the first 10 days of August, about double the norm for the period. This...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-08-11/thumbs-thumbs-down
Opinion
Peterson Lake Trail sees continued improvements

...said Executive Director Erik Boraas.On the Forest Service side, trail improvements have been funded by "little short amounts of money kind of bursting in from year to year," Dilger said.They intend to eventually finish improvements on all 4.3...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-08-15/peterson-lake-trail-sees-continued-i
Outdoors

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