Legislature passes gas tax increase to fund spill cleanup

...158, proposed by Rep. Cathy Munoz, R-Juneau, suggested a cent-per-gallon increase. It passed the House by a single vote...senators cut the proposed tax increase by five hundredths of a cent, to provide what DEC has truly asked for, said Sen. Peter...
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Fliers get a bit of relief as summer airfares fall

...the Bureau of Transportation Statistics. With U.S. airlines burning through 42 million gallons of fuel a day, that 90-cent savings adds up quickly: $14.7 billion for the entire year if prices remain at these levels.Travelers are only seeing a...
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House passes fuel tax by a hair

...A bill sponsored by Rep. Cathy Munoz, R-Juneau, places a cent-per-gallon tax on refined fuel at the wholesale level. The...the next fiscal year without the tax. SPAR is funded by a 5 cent-per-barrel tax on crude oil, but with steadily declining...
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Downtown Juneau's endless cycle: Housing versus parking longer exists," Mead said in November 2014.Consultation on a new parking plan is underway, but the future of the 75-cent public parking spaces up the hill from the destroyed Gastineau building is still uncertain.The new bid notice for the North...
Switch to diesel will only cost you 'fractions of a cent'

...Electric Light & Power Co. customers will only see 'fractions of a cent' in added cost to their monthly electric bill as a result of...cost to customers."In this case, it will be fractions of a cent," Driscoll said.AEL&P initially thought the outage was...
The Road's new price tag: $4 million

...sure thing, Woodrow said.The $3.8 million is only a realistic goal if construction ends up costing "not a cent more, not a cent less" than that estimate, he said."There's no way to know the actual cost of the project until you put each...
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Fairbanks imposes 5-cent plastic bag tax

FAIRBANKS - The Fairbanks Borough Assembly has approved a 5-cent tax on plastic bags to reduce litter. Money from the tax will go directly into a fund reserved for recycling programs as they...
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Plans suspended to double wind turbines at Fire Island

...cents a kilowatt-hour, slightly higher than the cost of gas-fired power generation but less than the project's 9.7-cent rate for Phase 1.But utilities say that 6.2 cents comes with added costs as the power is moved throughout the transmission...


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