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Alaska Editorial: Governor's conference will begin much-needed revenue discussion

...forth a proposal for a "head tax" aimed at providing more education funds. Other proposals have included statewide sales and income taxes.Taxes on residents won't cover the gap by themselves, either, unless instituted at levels onerous enough to have...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-06-02/alaska-editorial-governors-conference
Opinion
Around Town for Tuesday, June 2

...Infants, and Children walk-in clinic, 12:30-6 p.m., 3245 Hospital Drive, first floor. Free nutrition services for income-eligible women who are pregnant, breast-feeding or just had a baby, and for infants and children up to age 5. Details...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-06-02/around-town-tuesday-june-2
Local
My Turn: Building a sustainable future through conversations with Alaskans

...funds. We expect to receive only $2 billion in general fund revenue. That leaves a gap of $3 billion. When your family's income plummets, you have two basic options: spend less, and earn more. The state of Alaska is no different. We started by reducing...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-05-31/my-turn-building-sustainable-future-t
Opinion
Around town for Thursday, May 28

...and Children walk-in clinic, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m., 3245 Hospital Drive, first floor. Free nutrition services for income-eligible women who are pregnant, breast-feeding or just had a baby, and for infants and children up to age 5. Details...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-05-28/around-town-thursday-may-28
Local
North Pole Grange the picture of success

...railroad tracks that lead to Flint Hills Resources.The grange takes a commission on art sold at the art events, and the small income helps pay the bills."This is the project that has been keeping this grange in this building open," said John Poirrier...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-05-26/north-pole-grange-picture-success
State
Yakutat organizations, community members band together to save town

...Yakutat is "between a rock and a hard place.""If we make taxes too high, people move, but if we don't generate enough income to make the school good, they will also move," he said."People are taking their children out or sending their children...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2015-05-27/yakutat-organizations-community-members-b
Art
Alaska legislators, get it together

...medical coverage for my children through the Denali Kid Care program. I am a prime example of being right on the edge of the income restrictions and have experienced when our family has to take cuts in other areas of our budget, food, clothing, heat, when...

http://juneauempire.com/letters/2015-05-27/alaska-legislators-get-it-together
Letters
Around town for Wednesday, May 27

...Infants, and Children walk-in clinic, 12:30-6 p.m., 3245 Hospital Drive, first floor. Free nutrition services for income-eligible women who are pregnant, breast-feeding or just had a baby, and for infants and children up to age 5. Details...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-05-26/around-town-tuesday-may-26
Local
'Ugly' potential fallout from Supreme Court health care case

...people are required to contribute to the insurance pool, and the government subsidizes most of the premium for low- to middle-income households.Take away subsidies, and the other two parts become unstable.The law's requirement to carry insurance, never...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-05-26/ugly-potential-fallout-supreme-court-
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Success varies by state in improving graduate rates

...graduation rate masks large gaps among low income students and those with disabilities compared...level academic work," Neas said.LOW-INCOME STUDENTS:The graduation rate for low-income students was 73 percent. It's moved up...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-05-13/success-varies-state-improving-gradua
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