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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
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Public calls for more in capital budget

...base amount. If state and federal support decreases, he warned, the City and Borough of Juneau could be forced to cut services."You who came up through the ranks - school board members, assembly members, mayors - know how important this is...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-04-01/public-calls-more-capital-budget
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Capital Transit seeks fare increase

...Duncan said.The fare increase is meant to offset cuts to Capital Transit's budget, Duncan said. Rather than cut service, he said, the city decided to increase revenue.The fare increase is expected to bring about $155,000 in additional...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2012-05-03/capital-transit-seeks-fare-increase
Local
Capital Transit fare increase approved

...Public Works Director, Kirk Duncan, said the fare increase offset cuts to Capital Transit's 2013 budget.Rather than cut service, he said, the city decided to increase revenue.The fare increase is expected to bring about $155,000 in additional...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2012-06-06/capital-transit-fare-increase-approved
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...right for their patients. Congress has to do what's right for all Americans. Neither should be looking for ways to cut services or push costs higher. The Cleveland Plain Dealer, June 19 Tax cut consequences In its haste to pass a big tax cut...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/062001/Ope_EditorialRoundup.shtml

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