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Education a sticking point as session ends

...agree on an education funding figure to plug into the capital budget.The operating budget funds the operations of state government, and the capital budget generally covers infrastructure and other costs.Once the Senate passes an education bill...

http://juneauempire.com/weddings/2014-04-21/education-sticking-point-session-end
State | AK legislature
My Turn: Little to show for time, money spent on gas line

Former Gov. Walter Hickel used to say, "State government cannot be run like a business" for two reasons. First, government requires too much accountability by the public. Second...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-04-09/my-turn-little-show-time-money-spent-
Opinion
My Turn: Alaska's Constitution isn't broken

...undermine the one branch of state government that is above and beyond partisan...our two political branches of state government. Alaska's Constitution established...Should we now move to a system of state government where the two political branches...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-04-07/my-turn-alaskas-constitution-isnt-bro
Opinion
Elected AG bill overruled by others

...Neuman, R-Big Lake, the issue is one of preserving the system of checks and balances for the executive branch of state government. "They should be there protecting the state's laws, and when you have them there working basically for the governor...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-04-06/elected-ag-bill-overruled-others
State | AK legislature
Sealaska president opposes voucher bill, backs land turnover

...new to policy-makers in the state of Alaska, but there is co-management among tribes, federal government and state government in Washington state, in Oregon and also the Great Lakes State.""This is a tried and true opportunity that has...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-04-03/sealaska-president-opposes-voucher-bill
Local
KSM part III: 'A perfect storm' for mining push?

...the bonds not be enough, Moselle said Alaska has little recourse."It's another country," he said. "The state government of Alaska does not have any formal authority to force another state - let alone another country - to do something...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-04-11/ksm-part-iii-perfect-storm-mining-pu
Outdoors
My Turn: Keep University of Alaska campuses free of guns

...piece of legislation extends constitutional rights doesn't mean it is a good idea. For example, the right of our state government to seize private property through eminent domain is constitutionally protected, but that doesn't make legislation...

http://juneauempire.com/letters/2014-04-10/my-turn-keep-university-alaska-campus
Opinion
Panel advances bill on AGDC appointments

...specifically exempted the AGDC from a state law requiring that individuals appointed to boards or commissions of state government be registered Alaska voters. He said testimony and legal guidance at the time the bill establishing the AGDC, HB4...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-04-09/panel-advances-bill-agdc-appointments
State
'Never a bad time to plan' for the future

...Calvin said, while non-local labor has been growing. But a couple "key drivers" of Juneau's economy are state government - accounting for a whopping $237 million in payroll per year - and the visitor industry - which accounts for $85...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-04-04/never-bad-time-plan-future
Local
Chenault to propose AGDC amendment

...called on Parnell to withdraw Rabinow's name, citing a state law requiring appointees to boards or commissions of state government to be and have been before the last general election registered to vote in the state. Chenault and Rep. Mike Hawker...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-04-01/chenault-propose-agdc-amendment
State | AK legislature

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