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For schools, cities can't do it alone fund the FY16 budget to the cap and to retroactively add funding for FY15 to meet last year's cap. The Mat-Su Borough Assembly passed $1.35 million increase in education funding. Sitka is planning to increase its seasonal sales tax...
Governor, Juneau delegation greet newcomers

...Colver, R-Hatcher Pass, owns a surveying company and has government experience as a former member of the Mat-Su Borough Assembly. He said he believes Alaska can get through tough financial times, and is inspired by public servants of the...
Local | AK legislature
My Turn: Facts emerge in support of YES vote

...oil and gas development and state energy policy. His preceding comment is his own and does not represent the Mat-Su Borough Assembly, on which he serves.
Six new biomass projects projected for the state

...on SB28, a measure that would establish a state forest in the Matanuska-Susitna Valley.Maisch attended a Mat-Su Borough Assembly meeting Tuesday evening in which the group approved a resolution in support of the bills and establishing the...
Permit extended for proposed Alaska coal mine in Mat-Su

...Dozens of Mat-Su residents gathered to protest against the mine Tuesday afternoon in downtown Palmer before the Mat-Su Borough Assembly voted 6-1 Tuesday night to extend the permit. The permit will expire in five years, so Usibelli requested...
Legislators need to secure roof funds

...legislators were confident funding could be secured. Sound off on the important issues at Our Mayor Tim Anderson, our Mat-Su Borough Assembly spearheaded by Betty Vehrs and Bill Allen, and our Public Works Director Keith Roundtree worked closely with...
Mat-Su Borough sales tax on today's ballot

...voters, the ordinance includes a reduction in the property tax rate. The get the ordinance on the ballot, the Mat-Su Borough Assembly had to override a veto by the mayor of Wasilla. Shoppers there already pay a 2.5 percent city sales tax.
Lt. Gov. candidates split on gas line plan

...connecting with the North American pipeline system in Alberta, Canada. The third candidate, Mark Ewing, a Mat-Su Borough Assembly member, is backing the All-Alaska gas pipeline, running from the North Slope to a liquefied natural gas export...
Northwest Digest

...Properties quietly pulled out of the $38 million project in October. There was no public announcement and the Mat-Su Borough Assembly learned of the decision Friday night by e-mail from borough manager John Duffy. David Germer, JL Properties...
Bring state government closer to the people

...the Mat-Su Borough could bring huge economic benefits to our community, and so it is not surprising that the Mat-Su Borough Assembly jumped at the chance to support such a move. We jump at the chance, too. But even if we aren't greedy about...


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