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House offers bill for Perm Fund draw

...consideration. ... The concern I have with that approach is it locks up $4.9 billion into the Permanent Fund in these times when revenues are really uncertain."My first priority is I don't want people to lose their jobs, I don't want...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-05-26/house-offers-bill-perm-fund-draw
State | AK legislature
My Turn: Anger over education cuts are justified

...90 percent of the health care costs for tens of thousands of uninsured Alaskans. Should ideology trump common sense in these times when "we're burning the wood on our lifeboats," according to Sen. Lyman Hoffman, who previously compared the...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-04-26/my-turn-anger-over-education-cuts-are
Opinion
My Turn: Medicaid expansion makes sense for many reasons

Why does it make sense to take on Medicaid expansion in these times of fiscal challenges and diminished budgets? Aren't we supposed to be tightening our belts right about now, boring new holes...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-04-14/my-turn-medicaid-expansion-makes-sens
Opinion
Letter: Constitution - Smon-stitution: Who Cares?

...explain just how critical and valuable our constitution is will give you pause for thought (and hopefully action) in these times of grid-lock, rigidity in thinking, campaign finance and "participatory democracy" (oh, what a splendid concept...

http://juneauempire.com/letters/2014-09-18/letter-constitution-smon-stitution-wh
Letters
'Average reader' wants median numbers

...signifies the arithmetic mean, and often masks a few very high incomes lumped together with a lot of very low ones. In these times of real wage stagnation, growing inequality and booming profits, that term should raise a red flag. Please dig into...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2013-10-22/average-reader-wants-median-numbers
Opinion
Senate rejects pay raises for top state officials

...Kevin Meyer, who carried the bill on the floor, said he believed the recommendations had merit. "It's just that, in these times of tight budgets and deficit spending, we cannot afford these recommendations at this time," the Anchorage Republican...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-02-11/senate-rejects-pay-raises-top-state-off
State | AK legislature
Stolen Valor Act protects veterans

...appropriate action that Congress can take to preserve the integrity of our armed forces and show gratitude to our veterans - in these times more than most. Each of these heroes has sacrificed in countless ways through their service to this country. Whether...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2012-08-03/stolen-valor-act-protects-veterans
Not For Web
Another successful year of the Rachael McLeod Christmas Dinner Project with Rotaract

...Services and Superbear Supermarket.We understand these times are not easy for any of us. We truly appreciate your help in making this year's project a success and for providing a little hope in these times of need.Capital City Rotaract

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2013-01-20
Neighbors
My Turn: Don't leave Sitka out of the mix

...obviously numbered. The costs associated with providing mainline ferry service to every port are creating budgetary havoc in these times of declining governmental revenue. Providing adequate coastal transportation is difficult but not impossible in these...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/071703/opi_myturn2.shtml
Opinion
Forest Service OKs Emerald Bay timber sale

...might sell to mills at either location," he said. "It is an economically viable alternative, which is important in these times." The project calls for six miles of new road within a roadless area, including two miles of road in an old-growth...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/110905/sta_20051109018.shtml
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