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For schools, cities can't do it alone

...to 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...

http://juneauempire.com/letters/2015-05-20/schools-cities-cant-do-it-alone
Letters
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...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-01-15/governor-juneau-delegation-greet-newcom
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.

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-08-15/facts-emerge-support-yes-vote
Opinion
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...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-03-20/six-new-biomass-projects-projected-stat
Local
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...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/061710/reg_655248505.shtml
regional
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...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/033006/let_20060330006.shtml
Opinion
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.

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/100609/reg_501642026.shtml
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...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/041810/sta_611429978.shtml
News
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...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/120706/sta_20061207010.shtml
News
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...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/072901/opE_Editorial.shtml
Opinion

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