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Obama to walk fine line on climate, energy

...is 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...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-08-30/obama-walk-fine-line-climate-energy
State
Q&A with Bill Bennett

...cumulative effects. What would you like to ask of Alaskans?Bennett: Alaskans should have some comfort that their state government is actually bird-dogging this stuff way better than they realize.

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-08-28/qa-bill-bennett
Local
My Turn: Murkowski: President's Alaska goal should be partnership

...regulatory burdens imposed upon us, the President should direct federal agencies to work in greater partnership with our state government, universities, the Alaska Center for Energy and Power, the Cold Climate House Research Center, the Alaska Village...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-08-27/my-turn-murkowski-presidents-alaska-g
Opinion
Lawmakers call for more budget cuts, not new taxes

...want to pull money out of your pocket," state officials need to ensure they've done "due diligence" in cutting state government, he said.Revenue commissioner Randy Hoffbeck countered that cuts alone will not close the massive dollar deficit...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-08-25/lawmakers-call-more-budget-cuts-not-new
State
Governor plans to call for company buyout in natural gasline project

...called the state's "strongest get-well option fiscally." Alaska relies heavily on oil revenues to pay for state government and is facing large deficits amid low oil prices. It is using savings to help balance its budget.No decision has...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-08-25/governor-plans-call-company-buyout-natu
State | AK legislature
Resource development expected topic during Obama trip

...process for the liquefied natural gas project the state is pursuing.Alaska relies heavily on oil revenues to pay for state government, but it is facing large budget deficits amid low oil prices. Walker earlier this year joined Alaska's congressional...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-08-25/resource-development-expected-topic-dur
State
My Turn: Costly lawsuit a bad investment

...against it, means that $1 million will not be available for other state responsibilities, such as education. State government is already reducing spending and making cuts that affect people's jobs. The Legislative Council's decision to...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-08-21/my-turn-costly-lawsuit-bad-investment
Opinion
More than just Seward should be honored with statues

...Egan, President of Alaska's Constitutional Convention, first governor, architect and builder of Alaska's state government; Wally Hickel, businessman, second governor, and U.S. Secretary of the Interior who worked with Alaska Natives...

http://juneauempire.com/letters/2015-08-10/more-just-seward-should-be-honored-st
Letters
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...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-06-14/winners-losers-legislative-session
State
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 endowment...as we have seen, after 2004-2006 the cost of state government has more than doubled in the last decade. But our...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-06-17/my-turn-avoiding-crisis
Opinion

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