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My Turn: Test driving Alaska's fiscal model

...were only five choices - labeled Large Projects - consisting of the liquefied natural gas pipeline, Susitna Dam, Knik Arm Bridge, Ambler Road and Juneau Road. The only project showing a positive effect on the budget was the LNG pipeline that...
Walker lifts another megaproject halt

...and five other large-scale Alaska projects: the Juneau Access Project, Susitna-Watana Hydroelectric Project, Knik Arm bridge in Anchorage, Pacific Spaceport complex in Kodiak, and the ASAP small-diameter gas pipeline from the North Slope...
Work allowed to progress on 3 large-scale projects

...projects but not yet giving a final blessing.Memos from Walker's budget director outlined allowable work on the Knik Arm bridge, a road from Juneau and the Susitna-Watana dam. The work is to be completed without additional funding.Walker...
Think again about Munoz

...legislative offices (experts say its three times the fair market rate in Anchorage) and $45 million life support for the Knik Arm Bridge (That's federal money the leadership likes but not the $4 billion of federal funds for Medicaid for the next four...
My Turn: The case for big projects

...the long term we must be willing to embrace responsible, serious economic development.Visionary projects like the Knik Arm Bridge, Juneau Access, the Susitna Dam and other large public works should be considered part of government's commitment...
Politicos have tough hands to play in 2015

...move because much of the money appropriated to these projects, which include the Susitna-Watana hydroproject, the Knik Arm bridge, the Kodiak Launch Complex, Ambler road and the Alaska Stand Alone Pipeline, has been encumbered, and with federal...
Alaska Editorial: A dwindling appetite for megaprojects

...News-Miner: The Ambler road. The Juneau road. The Knik Arm bridge. The Susitna Dam. The Alaska Stand Alone Pipeline...the state road system still would be unfeasible. The Knik Arm bridge would ease Anchorage's growing pains, but is a shorter...
Alaska Editorial: Reserve transfer would hurt state's future fiscal options

...some education cuts and state employee pay freezes and cut money allocated to construction megaprojects such as the Knik Arm bridge and the Juneau road, while the Republican-led majority prefers the opposite.Majority leaders have evidently given...
My Turn: Alaska's Marine Highway is too important to let this legislature run it aground

...are those line items? Massively expensive, highly speculative, controversial projects like Juneau Access and the Knik Arm Bridge. Projects that will ultimately cost far more than Alaska can afford, serve fewer people, and provide the state itself...
My Turn: Urgent need for a sustainable budget

...things that people who take that position want to spend state money on now will never return money to the state. The Knik Arm Bridge, for example, won't even pay for itself, much less produce a return on the state funds its proponents want to...


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