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My Turn: Walker needs to get back to thinking outside the box

...commented back favorably. Sen. Johnny Ellis emailed me stating, "Your proposal is very worthy of consideration."Kenai Borough Mayor Mike Navarre thought the idea was sound and told me some creative ways he has saved the borough interest payments...
Kenai borough mayor vetoes vote on motel-bed tax

KENAI - Voters in the Kenai Peninsula won't have the chance to decide whether to implement a 3-percent tax on motel beds in the borough. Kenai Peninsula Borough Mayor Mike Navarre on Monday vetoed the measure from going to the ballot.
My Turn: A reminder there is always a '12th player' in the Alaska Legislature

...when 200 people packed the Alaska Experience Theater meeting room in Anchorage, 100 members of the public filled the Kenai Borough Building in Soldotna, 50 Sitkans gave public testimony and more than 30 tribes, including the Sitka Tribe of Alaska...
Kenai borough chief of staff resigns

KENAI - The beleaguered chief of staff to the mayor of the Kenai Peninsula Borough has resigned.
Kenai Borough: No to climate compact

KENAI - After signing onto a global climate change compact in September, the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly rescinded its signature Tuesday night.
Kenai borough mayor advocates donations to Japan

KENAI - In the midst of the crisis in Japan and a natural disaster not foreign to Alaska, Kenai Peninsula Borough officials are collecting donations to send to emergency responders in its sister city of Akita.
Kenai borough offers beetle kill removal

KENAI - The Kenai Peninsula Borough is offering to remove hazardous trees along roadways.
Kenai borough mayor grants hefty raises

KENAI - Kenai Peninsula Borough Mayor Dave Carey says his chief of staff and special assistant deserve the salaries that are more than 30 percent higher than their predecessors'.
Kenai borough wants state's private prison

ANCHORAGE - The Kenai Peninsula Borough has offered the state a location for a medium-security prison as an alternative to the proposed private prison at Fort Greely near Delta Junction.
Kenai Borough ponders tax increase on fishing charters

HOMER - The Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly is considering a plan to tax charter fishing businesses on a daily, per-passenger basis. The plan would eliminate tax advantages for selling charter packages to groups.


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