A $750K ride to the glacier

...said to the 20 people aboard the bus. Some of the guests were other tour company owners, city leaders and elected state government officials, such as Rep. Sam Kito, D-Juneau.The cost of an electric bus is high - really high. The bus in...
Pitney: Cuts only one piece of budget picture

...Drastic measures need to be taken within the next 24 months, he said.Alaska relies heavily on oil revenues to fund state government and faces multibillion-dollar deficits amid low oil prices. The state is using savings to help balance the budget...
My Turn: It's time for Alaska to drive its destiny

...owner state."With the discovery of hydrocarbons first in Cook Inlet and later at Prudhoe Bay, Alaska developed a state government that is largely funded by oil revenues from state and federal lands. Traditionally, states have taxed oil and gas...
My Turn: Rep. Chenault's leadership proves need for term limits the House of Representatives, he should be modeling the fiscal restraint he's preaching to everyone else in state government.Last February, in response to the state's budget problems, Chenault imposed restrictions on legislative travel...
India clamping down on critics, activist groups

...Modi was guilty of administrative lapses if not criminal charges," she said. "But then we were taking on one state government."She says that witnessing Modi's rise to national power has been "Kafkaesque and quite bizarre."Since taking...
Nation and World
My Turn: The admission fee for living in paradise

...its unsustainable spending."Here's why that's hogwash.Speaking from a balanced budget perspective, our state government has been disciplined. Spending may have been higher than some people liked, but for more than 10 years prior to...
Obama to walk fine line on climate, energy a point where we disagree."For many Alaskans, though, the issue comes down to dollars and cents. Both the state government and its residents rely deeply on oil revenues to stay afloat, and falling oil prices have already created a serious...
Candidate profile: Greg Fisk

...this is a priority and how you would facilitate this change.Growing and diversifying our economy is paramount. State government remains our economic mainstay - 20 percent of jobs and 28 percent of payroll. We can't change $45 oil, but we...
Sanders courts Christian conservative students

...decision dictated by the government."I do understand and I do believe that it is improper for the United States government or state government to tell every woman in this country the very painful and difficult choice that she has to make on that...
Nation and World
New year, old topics

...government, construction and healthcare in 2014, she said. With 35 percent of jobs in Southeast coming from the state government, the state's huge budget deficits are beginning to show."There's a lot of uncertainty moving forward...
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