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Climate change is already here

...This will add between $3.6 billion and $6.1 billion, or 10 to 20 percent, to future costs for publicly owned infrastructure by 2030. That's not including the cost of the thawing to private property. In the last 30 years, the number...
Report offers sobering assessment of state spending

...for public employee pensions, addressing the high cost of energy for Alaskans and "shoring up" aging state-owned infrastructure.The Legislative Finance report says continuing the historic rate of growth, or merely staying at the current...
Republican Bill Walker joins race for governor

...He said it could be funded with tax-exempt revenue bonds and he compared it to other types of government-owned infrastructure that helps development projects. "If that was a gold mine, which it is, and it required a road, we would build...
Parnell budget limits spending

...was well aware of the long-term costs of not maintaining public buildings, ferries, roads and other state-owned infrastructure. He proposed $100 million there. "I say it's time to get started," he said. Parnell has been outspoken...


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