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My Turn: Retirement checks should never bounce

...Alaska taxpayers at that time ? many of them not yet old enough to vote in 2014 - would be paying for state and municipal services received today.If the Legislature abandon's Parnell's plan to pay down the liability, there is the additional...
Alaska Digest

...Since statehood, many local communities have relied on state grants to help balance local budgets and provide key municipal services. Municipal Revenue Sharing grants, which helped fund a broad array of local expenses, and Safe Communities grants...
Voters may decide on cash for cities

...would approve the appropriation so communities could lower sales taxes, property taxes or help provide essential municipal services. The proposal would send $50,000 to each municipality and $25,000 to unincorporated communities. The $150...
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...villages in Alaska. He said the program pays for only a small part of urban budgets, but for a large piece of municipal services in the Bush. He said the proposed cut was unfair and uncalled for, given the state's wealth. ``I think it's...
My Turn: Republican legislators are making a grab for rural funds

...Consequently, the state shared funds with communities through three major programs. Revenue sharing was used for municipal services such as road maintenance and health facilities; capital matching grants for community improvement projects; and...
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...has a tax base. Craig is Alaska's fastest growing first-class city, according to Murkowski, and demand for municipal services grows yearly. But all but 7 percent of the land inside city limits is owned by two Native village corporations...
High court strikes down Valdez tax on oil tankers

...imposed in 2000, was an unremarkable property tax, and that the tankers and their crews were being taxed for municipal services they use in Valdez. The 4,500 residents of Valdez rely on the money to pay for government services and schools...
Bill to bypass tax cap breezes past its first hurdle

...would be a safety net for communities that might otherwise be forced to make deep cuts in school budgets or other municipal services if the initiative passes, he said. Local government representatives from Anchorage, Fairbanks and Petersburg...
Empire fans controversy with verbose abuse

...excels in such behavior. As the acting mayor of Pelican, I responsibly focus on the regulatory requirements for municipal services. And approve a budget that maintains a stable workforce with several capital projects coming on line. I am trying...
Could housing market collapse, high gas prices mean end of urban sprawl?

...kept driving farther out into the countryside until they did. Gridlock in the suburbs and the expense of providing municipal services to sparsely populated communities imposed their own limits on how far we could spread. Over the past year or so...


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