Sealaska announces dividend, shares plans for 2016 and beyond

...sties.Mallott said natural resources and timber is just one leg of Sealaska's platform, the other two being government services, and seafood and organic foods. He said Sealaska officials have spent the last 18 months looking at every aspect...
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My Turn: Reflections of Alaska's fiscal situation

...existed to spend on myriad projects and increasing government services.Setting aside significant wealth for the future...individuals, and he willingly sought to increase government services when necessary. At the same time, he had a well-developed...
My Turn: 'Indian Country' would succeed where state failed

...creating small footprints of Indian Country, the tribes will become eligible for federal funds to support the basic government services they petition the state in vain to provide.Indian Country in Alaska has been around for a very long time. Metlakatla...
Empire Editorial: Happy birthday, U.S. Coast Guard

...through the Northwest Passage when the war ended.Today, the Coast Guard is one of the most prominent federal government services in Alaska. Coast Guardsmen, ships, helicopters and aircraft are on scene when a fishing vessel sinks, when...
Alaska Editorial: Time for Alaskans to engage in budget process

...willing to do without.Likewise, during a recent conference in Fairbanks, attendees ranked nearly every state government service a priority.In the coming months, something's got to give. There just isn't enough money in the state to...
Lack of ferries drastically cuts Tenakee Springs' summer business

...the ferry is special thing. It's not; it's the road system in Southeast Alaska. It's a very basic part of government service."? Contact CCW staff writer Mary Catharine Martin at
My Turn: Solving Alaska's budget problem of Alaskans at the forum could only find another $20 million to cut without hurting critical and needed government services. Although we do not have an out-of-control spending problem, most participants felt strongly that the search...
Empire Editorial: Budget models have uncalculated risks

...result in sales tax losses for communities, which in effect would trickle down to local funding for education and government services. Some small businesses will struggle to keep their doors open because of less spending and others will close up...
My Turn: Ax the timber budget

...clearcut the timber program budgets and reallocate that money to the needs of schools and ferries and other essential government services. ? Paul Olson is an attorney and commercial fisherman in Sitka who serves as director of the Greater Southeast...
Senators: Everything but taxes, PFD on table to fix budget

...boosters "are almost universally unpopular with citizens, who often have an entitlement mentality with regard to government services and to their (lack of) responsibility to pay for those services," the Legislative Finance analysis stated...
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