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My Turn: Reflections on Governor Walker's Conversations with Alaskans

...general public) which means we had no power to enact - only to advise. Or, more accurately, give permission to our elected leaders to consider a broader range of options than they have this legislative session.? The fiscal choices we make will change our...

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2015-06-15/my-turn-reflections-governor-walker
Neighbors
Letter: Thanks, Assembly, for supporting public education

...School District to the maximum local contribution amount for the FY16 budget. This action is sending a very clear message that supporting public education is a priority of Alaska's capital city and its elected leaders.Steve SueWingJuneau

http://juneauempire.com/letters/2015-04-30/letter-thanks-assembly-supporting-pub
Letters
Empire Editorial: Lawmakers want one more big meal before tightening belts

...swallow when the Legislature takes away Alaskan jobs but refuses to part with its toys. We expect better from our elected leaders and for them to set the example of what living within our means should look like. Otherwise they'll gorge, and...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-04-17/empire-editorial-lawmakers-want-one-m
Opinion
My Turn: University of Alaska celebrates centennial milestone

...history, and we will do so again as we grapple with Alaska's current fiscal challenges.A century ago, Alaska's elected leaders stood up for what later became the University of Alaska. Today, we look forward to the next 100 years with that...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-03-09/my-turn-university-alaska-celebrates-
Opinion
My Turn: Preserve the Permanent Fund amid cuts

...could continue to be divided up for dividends to eligible Alaskans, or it could be spent in any other manner that our elected leaders agreed would be in the best interests of all Alaskans given the circumstances of the day.The issue of whether the...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-03-30/my-turn-preserve-permanent-fund-amid-
Opinion
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
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

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