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My Turn: Fix the budget, but not at the expense of long-term prosperity

As falling global oil prices mean less revenue in Alaska, our elected leaders need to make sound budgetary decisions that solve the short-term problem without forgoing investments essential to the long-term...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-01-25/my-turn-fix-budget-not-expense-long-t
Opinion
Empire Editorial: Whatever you do, don't panic

...forever. We have our rainy day fund, and we have a message: Don't panic.That's as much a message for our elected leaders as it is a reminder to ourselves. Thanks to our reserves, we don't have to immediately gouge cuts from Alaska's...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-12-14/empire-editorial-whatever-you-do-dont
Opinion
My Turn: Bristol Bay salmon are in the spotlight, and rightly so

...mining interests. However, Pebble Partnership, its lawyers and other Pebble Mine supporters, including some of our elected leaders, are determined to play a high-risk game with our salmon and livelihoods, which are not theirs to gamble.We...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-12-12/my-turn-bristol-bay-salmon-are-spotli
Opinion
My Turn: Advertising and the art of truth

...honest truth in advertising.Indeed, if the art of compromising is vital to making sound public policy, then our elected leaders should all practice the art of making sure the people can see the truthfulness in the political rhetoric they're forever...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-11-21/my-turn-advertising-and-art-truth
Opinion
Letter: Juneau is better off because of Cathy Munoz

...catchy slogans, fancy yard signs and bumper stickers. It is vital to Southeast Alaska's success that we demand our elected leaders have a vision for Juneau, as well as proven qualities such as leadership skills, integrity and reason.I write...

http://juneauempire.com/letters/2014-10-22/letter-juneau-better-because-cathy-mu
Letters
Empire Editorial: Congratulations to the victors

...city's 24,401 registered voters mailed in absentee ballots and visited the polls to decide the newest crop of elected leaders. While we're happy to see an improvement over last year's paltry 19 percent turnout, it's still the second-lowest...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-10-08/empire-editorial-congratulations-vict
Opinion
My Turn: Alaskans can't afford not to elect Mead Treadwell to the US Senate

...Sullivan would be. We need a strong contrast from Begich - a conservative candidate who is a vetted and proven and elected leader like Mead Treadwell.Lastly, regarding Joe Miller: I supported Joe in his campaign against Sen. Murkowski. I was...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-08-15/alaskans-cant-afford-not-elect-mead-t
Opinion
Empire Editorial: A taxing dilema

...shortfall and reevaluating sales tax exemptions are two of the most difficult decisions that could be asked of our elected leaders, but that's the job they signed up for. Taxing smokers to avoid contention with other parties over tax exemptions...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-10-14/empire-editorial
Opinion
Hecla continues support for UAS Pathways to Mining

...Directors in conjunction with the annual shareholder meeting. The event brought together business, academic and elected leaders from throughout Alaska. This was the second $300,000 gift from Hecla. This first contribution in 2011 enabled...

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2014-06-15/hecla-continues-support-uas-pathway
Neighbors
My Turn: Transboundary impacts on Southeast fishing

...place to protect Alaskan waters and we are not being consulted as these B.C. mines move forward. We look to our elected leaders to use their leverage and negotiate protections for our livelihoods and the cornerstone of our economy. Our Alaska...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-03-02/my-turn-transboundary-impacts-southea
Opinion

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