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Opinion: Measuring 'the road's' value without subsidies

...revenue for the Trust Fund is the 18.4 cents per-gallon tax we pay at the gas pump...spend other people's money. At eight cents per gallon, our state motor fuel tax is...Chamber of Commerce is calling for a 15-cent per gallon gas hike over three years...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-04-16/opinion-measuring-roads-value-without
Opinion
House speaker pushes for minimum wage bill

...requirement and reference to the minimum wage being $1 higher than the federal level.The Legislature in 2009 passed a measure stating that, beginning in 2010, the minimum wage had to be at least 50 cents more than the federal minimum wage.

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-04-11/house-speaker-pushes-minimum-wage-bill
State | AK legislature
Empire Editorial: It's time to draw the line

...schools. Setting firm boundaries saves planning time, and time is money, as we've heard so often.Beyond the dollars and cents, it's unproductive and inefficient for high school students to spend an hour riding the bus one way across town. That's...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-04-10/empire-editorial-its-time-draw-line
Opinion
Thumbs up, thumbs down

...planners have held two public meetings on CBJ's Wireless Telecommunications Master Plan, where participants put in their two cents on everything from cell tower height to location to camouflage. The city has 58 wireless telecommunications towers, not all...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-03-31/thumbs-thumbs-down
Local | Opinion
Company hopes to tap high winds for rural power with flying turbine

...village to village. The cost per kilowatt hour in Fort Yukon last year was 66 cents but the state's Power Cost Equalization subsidy program lowered that to 17 cents for residential customers.The company also sees uses for the technology at industries...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-04-01/company-hopes-tap-high-winds-rural-powe
State
Empire Editorial: Water is everywhere, but it's not free

...As it stands, an average homeowner is charged nearly $5 for every 1,000 gallons of water used. Cruise ships pay just 70 cents per 1,000 gallons. Considering it costs the city $3.25 to produce 1,000 gallons, the city has been taking a hefty loss...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-03-20/empire-editorial-water-everywhere-its
Opinion
Correction

...ships pay $18.06 for first 4,000 gallons, and then $2.43 per 1,000 gallons after that. Alaska Brewing Company and two fish processors in town pay $347.42 for the first 500,000 gallons and then 70 cents per 1,000 gallons.

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-03-21/correction
State | Local
Mayors seek assurances on gas line project

...property tax would be paid by the companies on each component of the project. It would be on a unit rate of throughput, such as cents per thousand cubic feet of gas. Also subject to consultation would be a series of impact payments paid by the companies to...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-03-07/mayors-seek-assurances-gas-line-project
State | AK legislature
Exxon Valdez spill effects linger

...drastically changed."The bottom fell out of the price of fish," he said. Pink salmon that sold for 80 cents per pound fell to 8 cents per pound. Consumers turned to farm fish or tuna out of fear of tainted salmon. His boat caught 2.5 million...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-03-24/exxon-valdez-spill-effects-linger
State
Legislature ponders buying one quarter of gas pipeline

...going forward," Fairclough said. "We don't want (municipal governments) to have a veto power where one holds out for 10 cents more and we don't have a project. We're all in this together."Sen. Lesil McGuire, R-Anchorage, introduced legislation...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-03-12/legislature-ponders-buying-one-quarter-
State | AK legislature

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