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First full cruise season under new rules starts

...last several years, the Alaska cruise industry has benefited from the rebounding U.S. economy, a 2010 rollback of a state head tax on cruise ship passengers, and a robust tourism marketing budget, Binkley said.Twenty-eight ships are expected...
For coaches, no sleep 'til BCS championship game

...the national championship game with its offensive coordinator, Jim McElwain, interviewing and accepting the Colorado State head coaching job.Alabama won that BCS title game 21-0 and Saban said McElwain, "put a great plan together" for the...
Taylor to run for lieutenant governor ever-growing big government," he said. Phillips said there's a need to look at new revenue sources as the state heads toward a $1 billion budget deficit in 2005. "Definitely, I think we need a long-range fiscal plan," she said...
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...Pearce, whose head tax proposal passed the Senate last year, said the industry needs to pay something to the state and a state head tax will prevent the industry from playing communities off against each other. A $50 head tax on 700,000 cruise ship...
Ron Paul supporters host campaign manager today

...local Ron Paul Meetup group. Sound off on the important issues at Lew Moore said he sees opportunity in Alaska as the state heads toward primary and caucus elections on Feb. 5, or "Super Tuesday." The campaign manager ends a four-day visit...
Juneau Digest

...days. After that, the demolition phase of the project will begin. Head Start opens meeting in Juneau JUNEAU - Alaska State Head Start, which helps more than 3,600 poor children with education, medical and dental care, opens a three-day conference...
Former Montana State coach Mick Durham picked to head Nanooks men's basketball

FAIRBANKS - Former Montana State head coach Mick Durham, who ranks first in the Big Sky Conference with his 246 career wins, has been selected as the Alaska Nanooks...
House resurrects oil, gas tax bill

...defeating it - to change Alaska's system of taxing oil and gas production together. It also passed a bill reducing the state head tax on cruise ship passengers, after extended recesses filled with members trying to sway others to their side, and...
My Turn: Reduced head tax offers 'tourist-friendly' image

The "State Head Tax" initiative was narrowly approved by 52 percent of voters in the 2006 primary election. Many voters erroneously thought communities...
Reducing the head tax offers cruise lines an incentive to stop removing ships

...bucks," Tim says. No, it's over $50 million every year, $150 million in total so far. And the $50 million State head tax this year will be responsible for over $93 million in lost revenues to businesses in Southeast Alaska, and over...


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