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End rapists' parental rights

...about is living in the state that has the highest per-capita rape rates in the nation. One would feel that our state government would make changing this horrific situation a top priority. People march, wave banners, lecture children, all...

http://juneauempire.com/letters/2015-03-04/letter-editor-end-rapists-parental-ri
Letters
Juneau will only gain from Medicaid expansion

...will come with Medicaid expansion. This will add jobs in the health care sector at a most fortuitous time, when state government is eliminating jobs in Juneau. Second, Medicaid expansion will reduce the cost of uncompensated care that our local...

http://juneauempire.com/letters/2015-03-04/juneau-will-only-gain-medicaid-expans
Letters
Walker budget cuts 55 Juneau jobs

...moved north.Juneau has 3,679 executive-branch state government jobs. That figure does not include jobs with the...Legislature. Economic reports traditionally state that state government employs one-quarter of Juneau's workforce.Under...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-02-25/walker-budget-cuts-55-juneau-jobs
Local
Minority lawmakers push back on education budget proposal

...multibillion-dollar deficits this year and next amid the fall in oil prices. Alaska relies heavily on oil revenue to fund state government. The state is expected to use savings to help get by.Reps. Sam Kito III of Juneau and Dan Ortiz of Ketchikan...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-02-26/minority-lawmakers-push-back-education-
State | AK legislature
My Turn Alaska needs Aerospace Corp. more than ever

...development take place across Alaska. Our elected officials are looking for alternatives to just cutting jobs from state government to cover expenses. AAC is engaged in building revenue generation and job creation while it has also reduced operating...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-02-25/my-turn-alaska-needs-aerospace-corp-m
Opinion
Letter to the Editor: Funding cuts hit Round Island research

...extend staff time on the island. Combining the efforts of programs is one of the ways the department and all of state government are dealing with the downturn in revenues. We appreciate the input we have received from the public on this topic...

http://juneauempire.com/letters/2015-02-12/letter-editor-funding-cuts-hit-round-
Letters
Local economy overlooked in international trade spat

...the Foreign Extraterritorial Measures Act, to demand that "Buy American" be waived for this project. The Alaska state government responded by cancelling the tender call. Here's the rub. While this sabre-rattling may look good from a political...

http://juneauempire.com/letters/2015-02-11/local-economy-overlooked-internationa
Letters
Murkowski pushes back on federal government

...agreed to contribute $8 million to a compensatory mitigation fund.Alaska relies heavily on oil revenues to fund state government, and the trans-Alaska pipeline is its economic lifeline. Alaska changed its oil tax structure in 2013, in hopes...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-02-19/murkowski-pushes-back-federal-governmen
State | AK legislature
Jewell meeting, Murkowski speech things to watch for

...here."Federal lands comprise about two-thirds of the state. Alaska relies heavily on oil revenues to pay for state government and wants to see more oil being produced in the state.Senate President Kevin Meyer, R-Anchorage, said he and...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-02-16/jewell-meeting-murkowski-speech-things-
State | AK legislature
Walker still evaluating Road project

...specifically about the Juneau access road but about infrastructure in general," she said. "It is an important role of state government to provide for transportation infrastructure. If we don't have a healthy, strong economy, more people end up...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-02-10/walker-still-evaluating-road-project
State | AK legislature

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