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Cuts, insurance costs put cities in jeopardy

...combined with the rising cost of municipal insurance have Southeast communities...Association, said the cost of municipal insurance skyrocketed in the the Municipal League. Municipal insurance covers natural disasters...

A s tory in Thursday's Empire about municipal insurance incorrectly reported Kevin Smith as saying that the cost of insurance represents 94 percent of Manokotak's budget and one-third...
Ten communities drop city insurance

Ten small communities across the state have recently discontinued their municipal insurance due to a decline in assistance from the state and rising insurance and fuel costs. Another dozen could follow within the next...
Alaska's second-class cities fight to survive

...Department of Commerce, Community and Economic Development. Rising costs for fuel, state retirement contributions and municipal insurance have exacerbated the situation and thrown into doubt the future of a growing number of Alaska's smallest communities...
Bill would send millions to beleaguered cities

...He said many communities "cannot afford to buy municipal insurance and have virtually no assets." He said as of...facility maintenance. Ten cities have dropped municipal insurance and another 33 are on month-to-month payment...
Southeast's next city?

...have adequate insurance for its volunteer firefighters, and forming a city would allow the community to join a municipal insurance pool, she said. Greg Streveler, chairman of the Gustavus Community Association's board, said the state is...
Empire editorial: State needs to share the windfall with cities

...maintenance or public safety, according to the Alaska Conference of Mayors. Ten small towns have had to drop their municipal insurance program, which covers workers' compensation, natural disasters and other costs. With the unexpected oil revenues...
Shrinking budgets are sinking villages

...said Scott Ruby, a local government specialist with the community advocacy division. The rising cost of oil and municipal insurance also has eaten into budgets. Sometimes, economic hardships result from poor management. "Even with revenue...
North Slope Borough tightens its belt as oil property tax base declines

...system. It no longer makes sense to supplement such a cash drain, particularly when costs for necessities like municipal insurance and the diesel fueling village power plants are skyrocketing, officials said. "We had to take a really hard...


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