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Assembly raises sales tax cap to $12,000

...recent budget deficits. The ordinance also calls for the cap to be adjusted every two years in accordance with the Consumer Price Index, as measured in Anchorage. Currently single purchases of an item or service are taxed by the city up to the...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-04-28/assembly-raises-sales-tax-cap-12000
Local
Montgomery Burns strikes again!

...is why I finally moved away.Alaska Electric Light and Power does not want competition. Competition ALWAYS causes consumer prices to be lower. Lower prices means less profits for AEL&P, plain and simple. Norman Rokeburg is a slimy ex-legislator...

http://juneauempire.com/letters/2015-04-23/montgomery-burns-strikes-again
Letters
Wash. minimum wage jumps to $9.32 an hour in 2014

...hour, reflects a change in the consumer price index, according to the state...each year based on the federal consumer price index for urban wage earners and...wage based on inflation and the consumer price index, labor officials said...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-12-31/wash-minimum-wage-jumps-932-hour-2014
State
American oil companies call for end to export ban

...refineries.Lifting the ban, experts say, is likely to have a bigger effect on individual refinery profits than on consumer prices."It probably doesn't change the retail price at the pump, but it may change the incentive for refiners," says...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-01-08/american-oil-companies-call-end-export-
State
Alaska lawmakers agree on increasing per-student funding, but not on amount

...the district whole.The Democratic proposal, SB147, calls for a $404 increase in 2015 and it ties the BSA to the consumer price index, ensuring automatic rises to keep pace with inflation."We should be funding education first," said Sen...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-03-02/alaska-lawmakers-agree-increasing-stude
State | AK legislature
With inflation checked, a new round of federal spending can create millions of new jobs

...inflation-paranoids haven't noticed, but the Fed hasn't created any inflation problem in the United States: the Consumer Price Index is currently running at just 1.7 percent annually.We don't have a federal public debt problem either, at...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2012-07-06
Opinion
Democrats propose education funding increase

...95 would raise it to keep up with increases in the Consumer Price Index for the Anchorage metropolitan area since 2011...right now with a bill like this and tying it to the Consumer Price Index is that in an era of declining revenues, we're...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-01-30/democrats-propose-education-funding-inc
State
State Senate spurns minimum wage increase

...for the wage to continue going up with the Anchorage consumer price index. "It probably is time we adjust the minimum...Republican. Therriault said some economists believe the consumer price index overstates inflation, and it would be better...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/051602/sta_legwages.shtml
News
State Briefs

...wage from $5.65 to $7.15 per hour and increased the minimum wage every year after that based on the national Consumer Price Index. Rokeberg's bill only removes the inflation-proofing component of the law passed in 2002 but leaves intact...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/072203/sta_briefs.shtml
News
AEL&P seeks rate hike

...for Juneau homes each month Before rate hike : $93 After rate hike : $98 Inflation figures based on an Anchorage consumer price index show costs of goods rising 12 percent in the last five years. "It's time to let the rates reflect what the...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/081905/loc_20050819036.shtml
News

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