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In Walker's budget proposal, Corrections and Health take biggest hits

...capital budget - 75 percent slimmer than that of FY 2015 - Walker eliminated $12 million in funding for general Alaska Marine Highway System vessel and terminal rehabilitation. Walker has proposed a capital budget of $150 million, including $8...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-01-25/walkers-budget-proposal-corrections-and
State | AK legislature
Empire Editorial: Cut Prince Rupert

...problem right now. The Alaska Marine Highway wants to build a new ferry terminal...threatened consequences if the Marine Highway goes forward with the project...Rupert as a stop on the Alaska Marine Highway.Cutting Prince Rupert would...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-01-22/empire-editorial-cut-prince-rupert
Opinion
My Turn: Support the Alaska Marine Highway System, Gov. Walker

The Alaska Marine Highway Is an extremely important component of Alaska's transportation...communities. We do not need leaders in place who consider the Alaska Marine Highway a necessary evil.? Former Southeast Conference president Mike...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-01-12/my-turn-support-alaska-marine-highway
Opinion
Cruise ships still king

...ships will bring most of the state's visitors to Alaska, that other form of marine transportation - the Alaska Marine Highway System - will bring the least. More visitors came to Alaska through Canada on highways than came via ferries, Jacobson...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-01-22/cruise-ships-still-king
State
Alaska plans to revisit stalled ferry project later

...see if it had any obligations to make terminal updates within a certain timeframe.The port is part of the Alaska Marine Highway System."I think now we're just in a period where the waters can calm and we can revisit this later," Eckert...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-01-23/alaska-plans-revisit-stalled-ferry-proj
State | AK legislature
My Turn: Transparency for Juneau Access

...the methodology for estimating traffic. Another example is the study DOT contracted out for developing equitable marine highway fares. Reuben Yost, Kemp's deputy who also lost his job last week, referred to its December findings when discussing...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-01-23/my-turn-transparency-juneau-access
Opinion
Canada threatens to block project over US steel requirements

...project is on Canadian soil leased by the state in British Columbia. The port at Prince Rupert is part of the Alaska Marine Highway System.The vast majority of construction funding for the project is expected to come from the Federal Highway Administration...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-01-20/canada-threatens-block-project-over-us-
State
State raises ferry rates starting Jan. 1

The Alaska Marine Highway System will raise most fares by 4...first significant change to the Alaska Marine Highway's rates since 2007."In 2005 AMHS...June 30), only 31 percent of the Marine Highway's $166 million operating budget...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-12-19/state-raises-ferry-rates-starting-jan-1
State | Local
Southeast lawmakers talk budget and different words

...has worked as a social studies and government teacher and a debate coach. He said he will look out for the Alaska Marine Highway System from his seat on the Transportation Committee.Besides co-sponsoring Kreiss-Tomkins' pesticides legislation...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-01-14/lawmakers-talk-budget-and-different-wor
State | Local | AK legislature
My Turn: Eliminating Juneau access

...Transportation, the road only needs $9 million more from the state to be fully funded. Context is important. Alaska Marine Highway System (AMHS) ferries only recover 32 percent of their operating costs. Our neighboring Canadian and Washington...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-01-14/my-turn-eliminating-juneau-access
Opinion

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