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My Turn: Spending half a billion dollars is always a political decision

...describes the new era of campaign spending, particularly when looking at the role money plays when federal, state and local governments establish capital and operating budgets. This is why Gov. Sean Parnell believes spending more than half a billion...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-10-24/my-turn-spending-half-billion-dollars
Opinion
My Turn: If pot law passes, Alaskans will be in control

...Measure 2, which states that any local government may prohibit commercial marijuana...say Ballot Measure 2 defines local government to include only incorporated...measure's intent is to define local governments the same way as Alaska's existing...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-10-21/my-turn-if-pot-law-passes-alaskans-wi
Opinion
Wide coalition forms to oppose pot legalization

...possessed, but this will not apply to marijuana under the language of the ballot proposition, he wrote. The term "local government" includes only incorporated municipalities."There is no provision in the ballot measure allowing unincorporated...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-10-20/wide-coalition-forms-oppose-pot-legaliz
State
Access denied

...the American's with Disabilities Act of 1990, discrimination of disabled individuals is prohibited in state and local government facilities, services and transportation.The primary concern voiced by both Nance, who has been confined to a...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-10-19/access-denied
Local
Oregon cities mull local pot tax before its legal

...communities in Colorado have imposed taxes on marijuana on top of a state tax. In Washington state, the law did not grant local governments such authority, though general local sales taxes still apply.So far, there have been no moves by communities...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-10-07/oregon-cities-mull-local-pot-tax-its-le
State
Letter: Gladziszewski dedicated, pragmatic and the right choice for Assembly

...Juneau Assembly on Oct. 7.From my own experience in local government, I know first-hand how important it is to have...difficult public policy issues.It's often said that local government is where "the rubber meets the road." It's certainly...

http://juneauempire.com/letters/2014-09-22/letter-gladziszewski-dedicated-pragma
Letters
My Turn: Alaska turns to young growth forests

...Advisory Committee - comprised of 15 members from forest industry, environmentalists, tribal representatives, local government, recreational interests and others who will work with the Forest Service to provide input on the transition to young...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-08-25/my-turn-alaska-turns-young-growth-for
Opinion
Mayor, lawmakers show support for guardsmen, reservists

...the importance of allowing their military employee to leave for service.Surprisingly, it used to be state and local governments that had the hardest time granting their guardsmen and reservist employees leave, Brig. Gen. Mike Bridges, commander...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-09-04/mayor-lawmakers-show-support-guardsmen-
Local
My Turn: Ballot Measure 2 strikes the right balance for rural Alaska

...Fortunately, the initiative clearly states that local governments can prohibit marijuana sales and commercial cultivation in their communities. If your local government wants to keep our current system of prohibition, they...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-08-27/my-turn-ballot-measure-2-strikes-righ
Opinion
My Turn: Where's the Governor?

...dozens of questions for two hours and listening to their issues. With more than 30 years of experience working with local governments, I know the negative message the governor's absence sends to these communities. At this critical juncture in Alaska's...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-08-24/my-turn-wheres-governor
Opinion

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