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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...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-04-17/legislature-passes-gas-tax-increase-fun
State | AK legislature
House passes fuel tax by a hair

...at 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...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-04-09/houses-fuel-tax-passes-hair
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...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-03-05/capitol-hosts-controversial-medicaid-sp
State | AK legislature
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...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-03-26/oil-prices-jump-almost-5-percent-tensio
State
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...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-01-28/district-considers-deficit-atop-deficit
Local
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...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-12-14/state-launches-program-track-firewood-m
State
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...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-02-27/police-fire-friday-feb-27-2015
Local
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...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-01-29/school-budget-crunch-guide-2016
Local
Gas prices are dropping with oil prices - sort of

...they've been since October 2010.Alaska's gas and heating oil prices do mirror the global oil economy, but it's...percent and marketing and distribution are 8 percent.Heating oil works the same way. Juneau's Taku Oil Sales has been...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-12-05/gas-prices-are-dropping-oil-prices-sort
Local
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...

http://juneauempire.com/letters/2014-08-06/letter-fiscal-certainty-works-both-wa
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