Disagreements threaten uneasy truce between tribes, Maine

...say their trust in the government of Maine is at an all-time low.What has long been an uneasy peace between the state government and the tribes who desire sovereignty has degraded with clashes on issues ranging from fishing rights to new casinos...
Nation and World
My Turn: Juneau's economy is stable, but tied to state's fiscal crisis

...most broadly supported option of setting up a Permanent Fund endowment that allows earnings to be used for funding state government, while protecting the principle of the Fund. This endowment option is even being recommended by the Permanent Fund...
Alaska's high health care costs drive patients out of state

...Alaskans have been partaking in medical travel, or "medical tourism," as it's sometimes called, for years. The state government, which is self-insured, has had a travel program for its employees and retirees since 2006; in the first six...
Letter: A former page's perspective

...graduating college in the summer of 2012 with my degree in political science, I was looking for a way to experience my state government in action. My time at the Legislature was a tremendous educational opportunity, for which I will always be thankful...
Glasses half empty at Chamber of Commerce luncheon and tech grew significantly. The number of state government jobs, which account for nearly a quarter of all...said.In a community that is heavily dependent on state government jobs - which account for almost 30 percent of the...
My Turn: Keep Alaskan food pesticide free

...directive back in 1978 banning the use of pesticides by state agencies, it was a smart move. It was a mistake for our state government to quietly overturn that decision. Let's keep Alaskans and our food pesticide free.? Cindy Wyatt earned a her...
Lawmaker wants to increase requirements for schools

...KTUU-TV reported that Alaska schools must have at least 10 students enrolled in order to receive funding from the state government. Wasilla State Rep. Lynn Gattis is looking to have that number raised so the state can save money."You know...
Oil collapse tests US colleges as donors dry up

...the Council for Aid to Education - a sum that helped make up for the continuing shrinkage of appropriations from state governments. Donations and endowment are 10 percent of the budget at the University of Texas, up from 3 percent in the 1980s...
Alaska Editorial: Budget reality

...very real way.Most Alaskans understand that plunging oil prices have slashed the revenues that fund most of our state government. Most of us knew that state services would be cut as a result.Still, the headlines that AMHS had cut 20 shoreside...
Empire Editorial: Build the money factory to keep Alaska solvent

...prices.If you consider the economic effects of state government, you may well think that exchange is a worthwhile one. According to Raincoast Data's latest analysis, state government jobs pay 14 percent of all wages in Southeast Alaska...


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