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Alaska Editorial: Time for Alaskans to engage in budget process

The following editorial first appeared in the Peninsula Clarion:The commissioner of the state Department of Revenue was in Kenai this week to give a presentation on the scope of Alaska's fiscal crisis - and looking for input from...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-07-28/alaska-editorial-time-alaskans-engage
Opinion
3 things to watch in the Legislature

...National Guard members released last September, said the current code lacks teeth.Robert Doehl, deputy commissioner of the state Department of Military and Veterans Affairs, said Forrest Dunbar, a judge advocate general officer, is working...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-03-23/3-things-watch-legislature
State
Edna Bay is newest Alaska city

...making it Alaska's newest second-class city and the first to incorporate in a decade.Susan Bell, commissioner of the state Department of Commerce, Community and Economic Development, signed the certificate of incorporation for the city...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-10-17/edna-bay-newest-alaska-city
Local
Years of allegations, months of investigation

...properly administering justice" - and requests and receives the resignation of Katkus, who is also the commissioner of the state Department of Military and Veterans Affairs. Brigadier General Mike Bridges will serve as interim acting commissioner...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-09-05/years-allegations-months-investigation
Local
Ferry worker union rejects tentative contract

...binding arbitration. He also noted the union could strike.In announcing the tentative deal in June, the commissioner of the state Department of Administration, Curtis Thayer, called the proposal balanced and fair.Department spokesman Andy Mills...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-08-15/ferry-worker-union-rejects-tentative-co
State
UAS vies to reinstate superintendent certification program

...they're getting a nod from the board that says this seems like a good idea for you to pursue," Deputy Commissioner of the state Department of Education and Early Development Les Morse said in an interview. "We can't approve it until (they...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-05-02/uas-vies-reinstate-superintendent-certi
Local
The cost of travel by sea

...it's getting cut."There is a push to cut back on the ferries' operating budget," said Pat Kemp, the commissioner of the state Department of Transportation. "The only option we have left right now is to reduce service."About $3.5 million...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-04-13/cost-travel-sea
State | Local | AK legislature
Minimum wage bill passes state House

...The subject of the photograph is Ed Flanagan, the chair of Alaskans for a Fair Minimum Wage and a former commissioner of the state Department of Labor. Alaskans for a Fair Minimum Wage is the group behind the initiative effort to raise the state...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-04-14/minimum-wage-bill-passes-state-house
State | AK legislature
Governor cuts prisoner transportation program funds

...prisoner transport as a state duty. The contract was signed by the municipal manager of Anchorage and commissioner of the state Department of Corrections at the time. In the years after the agreement was signed, Anchorage police continued to...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/070305/sta_20050703015.shtml
News
AlaskaDigest

...Eagle River home and waited for them. She shot Patti Godfrey and her husband Glenn Godfrey, the former commissioner of the state Department of Public Safety. The woman, Karen Brand, then shot and killed herself. Glenn Godfrey died at the scene...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/081604/sta_akdigest.shtml
News

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