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House OKs funding for Capitol Hill

...getting underway on the spending bills. There, two panels gave initial approval to legislation funding veterans and energy programs.The measure contains a provision that freezes lawmakers' salaries at $174,000, a level that hasn't been increased...
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House to consider forming energy dept.

JUNEAU - A special House committee on energy is proposing legislation that would consolidate the state's energy programs under one department. The legislation, introduced Monday, would transfer the Alaska Energy Authority, the Alaska...
My Turn: 2014 election brings new Energy to U.S. Senate

...there were one. Economically-sound oil policies make it possible to pursue long-term, sustainable alternative energy programs.Perhaps because the export ban was passed in a spirit of promoting national security, many in Washington avoid...
Bill calls for Alaska Department of Energy

...intent is to streamline and consolidate Alaska's energy programs and eliminate waste and duplication of effort...second legislative session." The state currently has energy programs and agencies spread across several departments, tasked...
Volunteer Opportunity of the Week

...will meet with volunteers on the morning of the program to provide assignments. Challenge Days are powerful, high-energy programs in which youth and adult participants are guided through a series of experiential learning processes. The overall...
Sales tax extinguished

...Tourism marketing: $4 million Department of Community and Economic Development (administration): $100,000 Rural energy programs: $100,000 Department of Corrections: $1 million Pupil transportation: $4.3 million Arts Council: $466...
Outside editorial: Keeping it clean

...standard for renewable power generation fell by the wayside. Now, one of the federal government's few existing clean energy programs - grants for wind and solar developers approved as part of the 2009 stimulus package - may end in the coming weeks...
Yakutat hosting Energy Fair, looking for experts to talk on issues, programs

...gym. Rod Schug, Yakutat School District superintendent, said the "goal is to educate our community on the many energy programs that are available and more." Schug would like to extend the energy fair invitation beyond attendees; he's also...
Statewide sales tax hits the wall

...balance the state budget. A list of reductions by the administration includes cuts such as $100,000 from rural energy programs, $4.9 million from the capital budget, $300,000 from parks and historical preservation projects and $44 million...
UA budget won't cover operating costs to $326 million. Ripley says the appropriation includes money to expand health care education and outreach of energy programs through the UA Fairbanks Cooperative Extension Service.


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