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Ferry money suddenly a possibility

Like pulling a rabbit out of a hat, legislators have found $20 million to re-establish the Marine Highway Fund. Not only that, but the Legislature might reverse an action of the Senate last week and restore $20.1 million in additional...

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SE Conference studies ferry system structure

Although the Legislature recently found $20 million to restore the Marine Highway Fund, the Southeast Conference is proceeding with a study of how the management of the ferry system might be changed to ensure financial...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/052302/sta_seferries.shtml
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State is throwing away money on road

...with the $45 million that the governor bullied the Legislature into appropriating for the road last year, into a Marine Highway Fund, the interest earned would be enough to cover the state's annual operating deficit for all Lynn Canal ferries...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/112106/let_20061121017.shtml
Opinion
State wastes money by building the road

...with the $45 million that the governor bullied the Legislature into appropriating for the road last year, into a Marine Highway Fund, the interest earned would be enough to cover the state's annual operating deficit for all Lynn Canal ferries...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/112606/let_20061126010.shtml
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Ferry system needs just under $100 million next year

...spending for the fiscal year 2005 budget, which runs from July 2004 to June 2005. Another $13 million came from the Marine Highway Fund in 2005, leaving the ferry fund empty. Briggs said at Monday's Marine Transportation Advisory Board meeting...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/122104/sta_20041221004.shtml
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Ferries need $20 million to stay afloat

...the balance of $17.3 million in the state's Marine Highway Fund, which is used to cover annual funding shortages...system is no exception." Kensinger said that the Marine Highway Fund was almost completely depleted in 2001, until Rep...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/090104/sta_ferries.shtml
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My Turn: 'Discussion paper' on moving AMHS lacks careful analysis

...entire 10-year, $773,472 Ketchikan lease cost will be a new expense to the state. If it is paid from the Marine Highway Fund, it will result in reduced ferry operations. It is difficult to imagine how those figures can be construed to...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/031804/opi_amhs.shtml
Opinion
Plan unites ferries and state rail

...general manager of Alaska Marine Highway System, said the ferry system needs more money because a $40 million marine highway fund that had been helping pay expenses for the past decade has run dry. Ward, a Kenai Republican, said the ferry...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/022702/sta_ferryrailplan.shtml
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New group pushes for better ferries

...Transportation Plan. Returning $9.2 million to the Alaska Marine Highway Fund, which is used to operate the ferry system. Authorizing...The Legislature removed $9.2 million from the Marine Highway Fund but did not return the money as it has done in past...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/111203/loc_ferries.shtml
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Juneau projects are scarce in state spending bill

...the case, what goes around comes around. There s going to be audits of that money on what s spent. The Alaska Marine Highway Fund was given an additional $8 million for operations, bringing the total ferry system budget up to about $40 million...

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