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My Turn: The city shouldn't buy another greenbelt

...invested over $100,000 in an economic development plan. Its summary says, "the ... most common strategies local governments employ to engage in economic development activity are" development reviews and regulations; business and entrepreneurship...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-02-10/city-shouldnt-buy-another-greenbelt
Opinion
Some banks bowing out of dealing with pot business

...regulations are written at the state and local level - and local governments decide whether they want to ban the cannabis industry...the legalization of marijuana in 2014, but should local governments allow commercial activity in Ketchikan, marijuana-related...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-02-06/some-banks-bowing-out-dealing-pot-busin
State
Lawmakers hear need to change marijuana industry opt-outs

...marijuana industry.The initiative specifies that local governments can prohibit marijuana sales and production.Cynthia...Legislature acts to include them in the definition of local governments that can opt-out.Initiative sponsor Tim Hinterberger...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-02-13/lawmakers-hear-need-change-marijuana-in
State | AK legislature
Marijuana and you

...and the regulatory board to figure out.Most of these giant question marks hang in the balance between state and local government. While the state's hands are tied and it can't make any changes to the ballot measure until it is given the...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-02-08/marijuana-and-you
State | AK legislature
My Turn: Juneau's folly over a field of flowers

...industry ..."So, why is our local government moving in the opposite direction...to the subject at hand. Our local government is preventing a local landowner...Does it make sense for our local government to spend its limited financial...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-02-05/my-turn-juneaus-folly-over-field-flow
Opinion
Lawmakers hear from community officials on marijuana regulations

JUNEAU - Local government officials want the Legislature to make some of the decisions about...he said.Spiropoulous said there is also concern about which local governments will be allowed to set rules. If each city makes its own rules...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-02-04/lawmakers-hear-community-officials-mari
State | AK legislature
Ketchikan to consider ban on commercial pot

...said. "I would like to ensure the products are safe and labeled - just like alcohol."Regardless of decisions by local government, limited personal use and growth of marijuana will remain legal after Feb. 24. So will the sale and possession...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-02-02/ketchikan-consider-ban-commercial-pot
State | AK legislature
Century old law returns to fund forest communities

...earned from national forests, before states started receiving SRS money. The need for funding is partly a result of local governments and communities being prohibited from collecting taxes on federal land.The money from the 1908 Act, however...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-01-23/century-old-law-returns-fund-forest-com
State
Senators take first crack at pot rules

...begins.? Nov. 24, 2015 - Alcoholic Beverage Control Board must adopt regulatory structure. If it does not, local governments have the option to create their own regulations.? Feb. 24, 2016 - Board must begin accepting applications for marijuana...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-01-23/senators-take-first-crack-pot-rules
State | AK legislature
Walker appoints three to cabinet

...Chris' years of experience as city manager will prove to be very valuable in heading up a department that works with local governments."Taylor has worked for the state for the past 25 years and for DOC for seven, according to the release."Ron's...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-01-21/walker-appoints-three-cabinet
State

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