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Juneau pools won't change hands just yet

...responsible for hiring a new aquatics manager and other staffing such as lifeguards. City and Borough of Juneau Finance Director Bob Bartholomew told the Treadwell Task Force in December that an empowered board for the ice rink would cost the...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-01-25/juneau-pools-wont-change-hands-just-yet
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Walker to release budget early

...in December. Finance committees will be hearing budget presentations by OMB Director Pat Pitney and Legislative Finance Director David Teal this week.Thompson said the House has not identified specific places where government spending can be...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-01-22/walker-release-budget-early
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Lawmakers to scrutinize budget, pot and Medicaid

...situation in a special speech Thursday night.The size of the budget hole is unprecedented, according to Legislative Finance Director David Teal. The current year deficit is estimated at $3.5 billion, up $2.1 billion from May, when the 2015...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-01-19/lawmakers-scrutinize-budget-pot-and-med
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City seeks final public input on tax exemptions

...according to city numbers. Some of those exemptions are state and federal mandates and cannot be altered, city finance director Bob Bartholomew said in a past Empire report. The city's senior sales tax exemption program allows residents and non-residents...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-01-04/city-seeks-final-public-input-tax-exemp
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Some seniors predict exodus without tax exemptions

...garbage services. It's like, you take some from us, then take more from us in our exemptions," she said.CBJ Finance Director Bob Bartholomew told seniors they would continue to receive an exemption, "... it would just be smaller than...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-01-09/some-seniors-predict-exodus-without-tax
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Sitka hospital to request loan from city

...Comer said.The hospital's problems have been accumulating over the past year, according to Gorman and city finance director Jay Sweeney.A number of factors are behind the financial woes, according to Comer. They include a low collection...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-12-23/sitka-hospital-request-loan-city
State
Task force says no to empowered Treadwell board

...and Borough of Juneau Assembly would need revision before the next Treadwell meeting on Wednesday, Dec. 10.CBJ Finance Director Bob Bartholomew presented an analysis on the estimated $115,800 required for an empowered board. Task force members...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-12-04/task-force-says-no-empowered-treadwell-
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Local cost of smoking may float higher

...That means the proposed increase will only apply to packs of cigarettes, which will now have a $3 excise tax.Finance Director Bob Bartholomew clarified that this will be in addition to the $2 state tax and the 5 percent city sales tax already...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-11-13/local-cost-smoking-may-float-higher
Local
Walker names first Cabinet picks

...Fairbanks. Hoffbeck formerly served as a petroleum property assessor for the state and as a North Slope Borough finance director.Walker takes office Dec. 1. In an interview Friday, he said he is examining positions and not looking at a wholesale...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-11-24/walker-names-first-cabinet-picks
State
Seniors prepare for tax exemption cuts

...Nankervis said.Nankervis, Becker and Assemblywoman Kate Troll came to an agreement on an option presented by CBJ Finance Director Bob Bartholomew. Under the proposal, all seniors would be exempt from sales taxes on food, electricity and heating...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-12-05/seniors-prepare-tax-exemption-cuts
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