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Ferry system budget slashed in committee

...feel like there's a desire by Interior and Southcentral legislators to see the numbers of the ferry system look similar to the...entirely different systems," he said.All three Juneau legislators spoke out against the subcommittee's action at the Central...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-02-26/ferry-system-budget-slashed-committee
State | AK legislature
My Turn: The folly of Chenault's federal land grab

...agreement that the people gave up all rights and title to unappropriated public lands within their boundaries. But Utah's legislators believe the state's delegation agreed to this in 1894 under the premise that the federal government would eventually sell...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-02-27/moniak-column-folly-chenaults-federal
Opinion
Hoffbeck talks gas line during confirmation hearing

...pipeline companies, Revenue Commissioner Randall Hoffbeck told legislators Tuesday.Hoffbeck said that while an alternate gas project...prices. The state plans to use savings to get by, and some legislators have said they expect to propose deeper budget cuts for next...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-02-26/hoffbeck-talks-gas-line-during-confirma
State | AK legislature
Representative rushed to ER after floor speech

...journalists to take photos of a medical emergency involving a legislator.After the incident, representatives waited at ease in...One of our colleagues is not with us."He asked the legislators to stand for a moment of reflection.Rep. Sam Kito, D-Juneau...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-02-25/representative-rushed-er-after-floor-sp
State
My Turn: A unique approach to housing pioneers

...but we all have our favorites that depend on state funding. Most of us advocate those interests with our governor and legislators.The Pioneer Homes are my special interest. Why? My mother, Brideen Crawford Milner, was well cared for by staffs at...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-02-26/my-turn-unique-approach-housing-pione
Opinion
Budget closeouts among things to watch in Legislature

JUNEAU - The big news at the Capitol this past week was Gov. Bill Walker's gas line proposal, one that some legislators fear will create an atmosphere of uncertainty over efforts to bring Alaska's gas to market.The state has been pursuing...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-02-23/budget-closeouts-among-things-watch-leg
State | AK legislature
Firefighters thanks Salt

...Association to hold its Legislative Reception at its establishment, while providing the opportunity for building connections with legislators and representatives. Capital City Fire and Rescue and IAFF L4303 look forward to hosting their St. Baldrick's Fundraiser...

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2015-02-22/firefighters-thanks-salt
Neighbors
Finance member: Difficult decisions needed on budget

...cuts and Medicaid expansion.There is skepticism among many legislators about the Medicaid expansion and the type of savings the...it put forth represents a significant reduction but said legislators are the appropriators.During the committee hearing, Pitney...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-02-22/finance-member-difficult-decisions-need
State | AK legislature
My Turn: Please consume marijuana responsibly

...of enthusiastic supporters to celebrate the occasion. As individuals prominently involved in the ongoing discussions with legislators, we simply ask you to go ahead and celebrate but do so responsibly. As with alcohol there's an appropriate time, place...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-02-22/my-turn-please-consume-marijuana-resp
Opinion
Educator Spotlight: Amy Lloyd

...States. That culminated when several students gave persuasive speeches in the Alaska State Legislative offices to several legislators, including Sen. Dennis Egan, to highlight their opinions on the role of the Electoral College in America. In terms of...

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2015-02-22/educator-spotlight-amy-lloyd
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