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My Turn: Vote Parnell

...transportation needs of Southeast and the rest of Alaska. The Alaska Marine Highway System (AMHS) is a wonderful service of State Government, but the numbers regarding its usage indicate it is an aging transportation delivery model. When I first moved...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-09-28/my-turn
Opinion
Column: Spreading the good word about Juneau

...parking and other infrastructure, Juneau helps make state government function smoothly and efficiently.The number one...job making Juneau a wonderful and efficient seat of State government and an amazing visitor destination.Outreach efforts...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-09-04/column-spreading-good-word-about-june
Opinion
My Turn: How to spend money to save money

...broad-based (income or sales) taxes" and the diversion of a portion of the earnings of the Permanent Fund to help fund state government just to maintain a minimal level of services.Many elected in the 2012 elections said they were committed to doing...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-08-22/my-turn
Opinion
My Turn: Alaska's fusion candidacy

...making decisions in partnership with tribes, and by appointing Native Americans to a variety of positions across state government. I asked why that couldn't happen in Alaska? This is a state where the Native population is the highest in the...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-09-03/my-turn-alaskas-fusion-candidacy
Opinion
Gubernatorial races low-key for primary

...primary, Walker said passage of the oil tax referendum would be a vote of no-confidence in Parnell, a former state government relations director for ConocoPhillips in Alaska. Walker supports repeal and said he would offer leadership that...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-08-17/gubernatorial-races-low-key-primary
State
From the classroom to the campaign trail

Bob Williams is a math teacher and lifelong Alaskan who sees a need for change in Alaska's state government. He has set his sights on the office of lieutenant governor and hopes to run the state alongside Byron Mallott, the leading Democratic...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-08-18/classroom-campaign-trail
Local
Native Plant Conservation MOU Renewed in Coordination with Western Governors' Association

...work of the Federal Native Plant Conservation Committee of the Plant Conservation Alliance and its cooperators in State government, including the Western Governors' Association, and non-government organizations. The PCA is a public-private...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-07-04/native-plant-conservation-mou-renewe
Outdoors
Letter to the Editor: We're mad as hell and not going to take it

...receive from our oil resources. This legislation will cost all of us billions of dollars. These dollars support state government: public safety, wildlife management, ferries, road maintenance, libraries, museums, Pioneers' Homes and other...

http://juneauempire.com/letters/2014-08-07/letter-editor-were-mad-hell-and-not-g
Letters
My Turn: Alaska Bankers Association: Vote no on one

...construction and mining, among others. There is one industry, however, that dwarfs all others, supports most state government services and accounts for approximately half of all Alaska jobs - oil. ABA members agree that Alaska's future...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-07-25/my-turn-0
Opinion
Begich won't take public position on referendum

...also an issue he's worked on.Begich got some blowback from lawmakers telling him to stay out of the workings of state government.In this case, he said thousands of Alaskans worked to get the referendum on the Aug. 19 ballot. While he has...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-08-08/begich-wont-take-public-position-refere
State

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