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New taxes, fund earnings thought to be fiscal solutions

...has nearly $27 billion in its two largest savings funds, more than 11 times this year's budget for providing basic state services. That's a mountain of cash - roughly $43,000 per resident - that is unmatched by any other state. But Alaska...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/102801/sta_budget2.shtml
News
Knowles releases '02 budget

...reserve account that has been used to cover deficits. Knowles' budget request is for $2.597 billion to cover basic state services, including education. That's an increase of $179 million, or 7.4 percent. Most of the increased spending...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/121401/sta_budget.shtml
News
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...think we're going to get it? Yes.'' Davies said the 2001 budget has a couple of problems though it covers basic state services pretty well. One of the major problems, he said, is its reliance on one-time funding sources such as federal...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/042800/Loc_budget.shtml
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...amazes me that people expect their precious free dividend but when asked to give up a small percentage of it to fund basic state services, they say no. Greedy, greedy, greedy. If you vote yes on Sept. 14, legislators will give themselves another...

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Responsible vote is `yes' on Sept. 14

...keep the state out of your pocketbook for as long as possible. Vote yes if you believe we need to adequately fund basic state services like roads, schools and public safety. Don't listen to the fear mongers. A yes vote on Sept. 14 is the right...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/090599/Ope_edit.html
Opinion
Word of mouth

...amazes me that people expect their precious free dividend but when asked to give up a small percentage of it to fund basic state services, they say no. Greedy, greedy, greedy. If you vote yes on Sept. 14, legislators will give themselves another...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/083099/Ope_word.html
Opinion
Empire editorial: Legislature, governor did 'people's work'

...proposals he outlined in his budget, he really had no choice but to present new short-term revenue sources to keep basic state services funded. He also proposed cuts in popular social programs such as the longevity bonus. In the feeding frenzy that...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/060803/opi_edboard.shtml
Opinion
My Turn: Vote 'no' on legislative/capital move

...complex in the Mat-Su Valley - followed by new buildings for the executive branch? Are we willing to forego basic state services to fund a move - perhaps through cuts to education or public safety? I think not. I can certainly think of a...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/103102/opi_myturn1.shtml
Opinion
Taxes are on the table for a long-range plan

...used savings to balance the state budget in all but two years since 1990. This year, $1 out of every $4 in basic state services will come from the account known as the Constitutional Budget Reserve. Even with no increase in state spending...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/110701/Loc_taxes.shtml
Local
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...keep the state out of your pocketbook for as long as possible. Vote yes if you believe we need to adequately fund basic state services like roads, schools and public safety. Don't listen to the fear mongers. A yes vote on Sept. 14 is the right...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/090599/Ope_edit.shtml

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