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My Turn: Smaller PFD check is a nudge in the right direction

...Palin's rebate proposal wasn't made until two months after Snettisham was back online. So the Juneau Unplugged Energy Relief Fund was established to help the less fortunate pay their electrical bills. The point I'm trying to make is that most...
Legislature finishes up operating budget districts. The grants are intended to go toward "student safety and security enhancements," as well as to energy relief and other fixed costs in smaller school districts.Rep. Lindsey Holmes, R-Anchorage, said there are schools in...
Assembly uneasy with requests for funding increases

...if there is no change in the law (if the governor vetoes SB 84), if SB 84 passes and if it passes along with the energy relief bill.If there is no change, the city's contribution to the district will fall by $204,000 and the total district...
Real energy relief - now's my suggestion: Until we get affordable energy relief, the Governor should authorize the discounted sale of royalty...workers Outside of Alaska;? It will provide real energy relief using something we all own - our oil.Can this work...
Taxpayers scramble to meet deadline, pay. Just because we got that extra jing," he said, referring to last year's Permanent Fund dividend and energy relief package. "I just got done at noon today. So I'm a procrastinator all the way around." Kathe Lenz, a retiree...
Rebate programs stimulate economy many levels," he said. "It is taking money we are making primarily from saleable oil and putting it back into energy relief. It really has a tremendous affect all over Alaska." The weatherization program is open to all Alaskans whose incomes...
Too soon to judge

...popular with Alaskans in the Bush and Southeast - unless the ballot question is expanded to offer them some prospect of energy relief. The other issue here - whether to spend surplus Permanent Fund earnings on any part of government and if so, on...
Interior lawmakers want to see cheap energy arrive sooner a place where we can build out a distribution system."Rep. Bob Miller, D-Fairbanks, says Fairbanks needs energy relief soon."(The big pipeline is) going to be an absolute godsend for Fairbanks and the Interior," he said. "But...
My turn: Alaskans stand to benefit from energy stimulus funds

...weatherization and energy development programs in Alaska she is threatening to turn away as much as $55.5 million for energy relief from the Federal American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. Not only would these funds help Alaskans improve efficiency...
Personal income in Alaska drops 3.2 percent

...biggest reason for the change. The state enhanced last year's record dividend of $2,069 with an extra $1,200 for energy relief to Alaskans. The lack of such payments accounted for most of the decline in this year's first quarter. The bureau...


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