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Gov. signs first tax increase in 10 years

...The new law places a cent-per-gallon tax on refined fuel at the wholesale level. The tax includes gasoline and heating oil but not aviation fuel or fuel used by the Alaska Marine Highway.The fuel tax will fund the state Department of Environmental...
Legislature passes gas tax increase to fund spill cleanup

...Environmental Conservation.The Senate voted 13-7 on Friday to increase the pump price of gasoline, marine fuel and heating oil by 0.95 cents per gallon.House Bill 158, proposed by Rep. Cathy Munoz, R-Juneau, suggested a cent-per-gallon...
State | AK legislature
House passes fuel tax by a hair the wholesale level. The tax includes gasoline and heating oil but not aviation fuel or fuel used on the Alaska Marine...amendment to the bill that would have removed the tax from heating oil sales.The average Alaska driver would pay about $5...
State | AK legislature
Capitol hosts controversial Medicaid speaker

...ability to thrive on $20,000, it's clearly coming from someone who has never had to pay ... $11 a gallon for heating oil or $9 a gallon for milk when it's on sale at the grocery store," Davidson said. "Many people in our rural communities...
State | AK legislature
District considers deficit atop deficit

...they are going to hit us with one million because of falling oil prices, we should at least get $100,000 back in heating oil expenses," Miller said.Check the Thursday issue of the Juneau Empire for a full summary of the four 2016 budget scenario...
Oil prices jump almost 5 percent as tensions mount in Yemen

...drops.In other futures trading on the NYMEX:- Wholesale gasoline rose 4.5 cents to close at $1.882 a gallon.- Heating oil rose 5.9 cents to close at $1.788 a gallon.- Natural gas fell 5.1 cents to close at $2.672 per 1,000 cubic...
Police & Fire for Friday, Feb. 27, 2015

...on Teal Street caused by burnt cooking and a report of heating oil odor at a residence Forest Lane. CCFR followed their noses into a crawl space and found some heating oil under the house. A monitor fitting was found leaking...
School budget crunch guide for 2016

...through grants. Saves $56,278.? Updates from union negotiations. Saves $249,750.? Temporary decrease in heating oil prices. Saves $111,000.? Reductions in paper waste and other supplies. Saves $120,000.? Decrease district budget...
Letter: Fiscal certainty works both ways

...saying they need "fiscal certainty" in order to stay in Alaska. The day any of us are promised fiscal certainty for heating oil or at the gas pump is the day we talk about fiscal certainty at the oil well.The multimillion-dollar ad campaign...
State launches program to track firewood moisture

...program, the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reported.The burning of wood and coal as an alternative to high-priced heating oil is a major source of fine particulates, a chronic Fairbanks wintertime pollutant linked to heart attacks and decreased...


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