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Column: The 'rest of the story' on federal subsidies

...D-Anchorage, and Health and Social Services Commissioner Valerie Davidson pointed out, we've never turned away federal transportation funds that come with the same requirement for the state to contribute 10 percent on highway maintenance projects...
Building our state

...will be reconsidered. The value of this project to our future cannot be uderestimated. And like most other federal transportation projects it will be funded 90 percent by the feds.Sandy Williams Douglas
My Turn: Spending half a billion dollars is always a political decision

...economy, but that decision will take more dollars directly out of the state treasury because it means passing up federal transportation funds and forgoing competitive bids. A related political maneuver was the state's decision to make these two...
Federal transportation allotments cut into state's road-building funds

...Ottesen, director of program development at the Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities. The federal transportation bill is filled with funding for construction projects in Alaska, such as $229 million for the Knik bridge and...
Ex-congressman to address Chamber luncheon in Juneau

Federal spending in Alaska is in decline, with federal transportation dollars alone spent in state expected to shrink by 30 percent in the coming year. Former Minnesota congressman David Minge will...
One heck of a ride his very first funding request for new buses in the late 1980s. Kern had submitted a grant request to the federal transportation department.The department commissioner "called me and told me he had just signed off on my grant," Kern...
Senators propose 12-cent gas tax increase

...elections in November.Revenue from gas taxes and other transportation user fees hasn't kept pace with promised federal transportation aid promised to states. People are driving less per capita and cars are more fuel efficient, keeping revenue...
State scales back plan to privatize contracts

...scaled down, following complaints from unions and the discovery that it would result in a loss of millions in federal transportation dollars. The privatization plan was established by the Alaska Legislature this year under House Bill 313 by...
Habits of belugas are key part of Knik Arm bridge plan studies

...for another $200 million for the bridge in the federal transportation package. Congressional staff are meeting on...phase without further delay. The money in the federal transportation bill would be construction money," he said...
With new transportation funds, Douglas Indian Association looks to its members

...Council of Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska, the Douglas Indian Association has found itself with its own federal transportation funds - about $150,000. The association is asking its membership of about 600 to respond to a survey in order...


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