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: Government shutdown won't happen

...time and approved a fully funded budget. Our spending plan included smart reductions while funding all critical government services, including education, public safety, health and welfare, and transportation. Including cuts to the capital...
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...
My Turn: Time to complete Governor Hammond's vision

...could be used for essential government services."The two-sentence constitutional...needed to pay for essential government services.The earnings reserve has...necessary to maintain state government services.Beginning now, it is time...
Sealaska rebounds from huge loss, but its operations remain in the red

...lands, reducing expenses, creating a streamlined government services function and supporting economic development in...members.Sealaska's No. 5 goal is streamlining government services. Its environmental management, construction management...
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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Letter to the Editor: Weathering the storm

...access private capital through sale or lease of underutilized or inefficiently managed assets, we can devolve government services, and we can access financial resources through the issuance of bonds. Governor Walker, ladies and gentlemen...
My Turn: Urgent need for a sustainable budget

...expense of future Alaskans, who will bear the brunt of income and sales taxes to maintain even a minimal level of government services.Second, sustainable budgets smooth Alaska's revenue stream. Rather than running from one side of the state's...


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