Alaska Editorial: Time for Alaskans to engage in budget process a much quicker pace than a state government is equipped to deal with. On...attendees ranked nearly every state government service a priority.In the...hammer out a compromise to fund state government for the current fiscal year...
My Turn: Alaska can't afford Medicaid expansion before reform 2025 even without expansion. Medicaid in its current form is unsustainable and is the biggest cost driver in state government. Gov. Bill Walker should work for real reform instead of instituting Alaska's version of "Walkercare," which...
My Turn: Solving Alaska's budget problem

...Permanent Fund endowment system for partially funding state government. After attending Gov. Bill Walker's " we have seen, after 2004-2006 the cost of state government has more than doubled in the last decade." While...
City museum opens new exhibit: Juneau's Changing Shoreline

...human need and interest changed this region from a seasonal fish camp site to a mining town and then to the seat of state government, in the process adding acres of build-able flat land to the downtown footprint.Downtown Juneau lies within the...
Sweet 16: Ohio Gov. Kasich enters prez race

...candidate with experience in three broad areas of political leadership - the federal budget, national security and state government. He also spent nearly a decade at Lehman Brothers."I have the experience and the testing," he said, "the...
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Shell gets permits for limited oil drilling in Arctic waters

...oil.Arctic offshore drilling is strongly supported by elected officials in Alaska, where upward of 90 percent of state government is funded by the oil industry. They hope to see undersea and overland pipelines from offshore wells to move oil...
Records: Employees used leave time for charity golf tourney

...Gattis, a member of the House Finance Committee, said organizing charity events is not the proper function of state government."It would behoove AHFC to ask themselves 'could private industry fill this role?' when allocating valuable...
Winners, losers from Legislative session

ANCHORAGE - The state of Alaska avoided a partial shutdown of state government when both chambers of the Legislature passed a compromise budget. If Gov. Bill Walker signs off on the $5 billion operating...
My Turn: Avoiding the Crisis

...with a workable plan to help finance a portion of state government. That plan changes the Permanent Fund to an we have seen, after 2004-2006 the cost of state government has more than doubled in the last decade. But our...
Trade oil tax credits for Medicaid

...a win-win situation for the rich, oil companies, Legislature, governor and the working poor. Hopefully the state government will work together so everyone can get what they need.John SuterChugiak


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