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Lawmakers to scrutinize budget, pot and Medicaid

...R-Soldotna, said he'd like to keep it that way."In order to do that, we have two choices, and that is to cut services or ask Alaskans how they want to pay for those services that are outside of our core constitutional responsibility as...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-01-19/lawmakers-scrutinize-budget-pot-and-med
State
My Turn: Alaska first, not the Koch Brothers or Karl Rove

...Legislature and administration.As to the "other" Sullivan, Mayor of Anchorage, he plays the phony conservative who cuts services in Anchorage, knowing full well that $20-30 million can easily be gotten from the Legislature to help its citizens...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-11-02/my-turn-alaska-first-not-koch-brothers-
Opinion
Most seniors support equal taxes

...Juneau Commission on Aging, said the Assembly should "increase revenue in a way that's fair, and cut services. But please don't cut services for education and way of life."She presented her own plan to exempt food, fuel and electricity...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-10-24/most-seniors-support-equal-taxes
Local
CBJ tax hike is taken off the table

...finalized the city's fiscal year 2015 budget, way ahead of its June 15 deadline. At the end of the day, the Assembly cut services and dipped into the general fund balance to make up for a $6 million shortfall.The decision must still be approved...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-05-09/cbj-tax-hike-taken-table
Local
If Congress wants Postal Service to be a self-sustaining operation, it has to loosen its micromanaging grip

...Internet has largely replaced the written letter and printed invoice - but is not allowed to bring in new revenue or cut services.The final financial straw was a 2006 law requiring the Postal Service to pre-fund retiree health benefits 75 years...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2013-10-10/if-congress-wants-postal-service-be-s
Not For Web
Lawmakers wax philosophic on proposal to tax tire sales

...sales tax plan that was rejected by the House on Saturday, gave his definition of "the magic budget." "Don't cut services, roads, airports, schools - don't cut those," Whitaker said. "Don't tax, just balance the budget. I have...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/052003/sta_legtiretax.shtml
News
Officials: Failure to renew sales levy would tax city

...levy on the Oct. 3 ballot. "We would have to make some pretty tough budget decisions if it didn't pass. Would we cut services? Would we increase property taxes?" said Craig Duncan, city finance director. "We're talking about a huge impact...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/072806/loc_20060728019.shtml
News
Native convention opens in Fairbanks

...survive until spring. More than 13 villages have already shut down their municipal governments and 39 more have had to cut services such as police and road maintenance this year in order to pay bills, said Kevin Ritchie, executive director of the...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/101805/sta_20051018014.shtml
News
Commissioner says no cuts for elderly

...residents that the Murkowski administration is not planning budget cuts for the elderly. "There is no effort afoot to cut services to seniors," Gilbertson said. Gilbertson also said that Gov. Frank Murkowski intends to work with the Legislature...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/121003/sta_agebenefit.shtml
News
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...in property taxes, Egan said, the city would have to stop providing something. ``We would have to cut programs, cut services and eliminate jobs,'' he said. ``It's directly related to police, fire, things like that.'' He said cities...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/040299/Loc_budget.shtml

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