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Alaska Editorial: Budget reality

...government. Most of us knew that state services would be cut as a result.Still...workers and those of us who rely on state services and funding - in other words...ferry system will happen to the state services they consider vital soon.In...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-10-14/alaska-editorial-budget-reality
Opinion
Obama heading up melting glacier in dramatic push on climate

...Obama to open up more areas to drilling to alleviate a $3.5 billion budget deficit that has triggered steep cuts to state services that are critical for poor and rural Alaskans."For a population as small as we are, it's pretty significant...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-09-01/obama-heading-melting-glacier-dramatic-
State
My Turn: Don't be snookered, ther'es no 'free ride'

...How many construction and maintenance projects are funded by the state? How many contracts are there to provide state services? What about the loss of retail sales?The logical, natural tendency, of course, is to justify and defend the...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-08-20/my-turn-dont-be-snookered-theres-no-f
Opinion
Gov. Walker rolls out proposal to turn Permanent Fund into state's money factory

...there would be an annual flow of about $3.3 billion from the reserve to the state's general fund, which pays for state services.If the stock market drops - as it did during the Great Recession - and the Permanent Fund loses money as it did...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-10-28/gov-walker-rolls-out-proposal-turn-perm
State
Fiscal forum invites Juneau to have its say on budget

...Various schemes have been proposed to reduce or eliminate the gap, including a state income tax, further cuts to state services or a state sales tax.Earlier this year, the state invited Alaska residents to attend a fiscal forum at the University...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-09-28/fiscal-forum-invites-juneau-have-its-sa
Local
My Turn: Avoiding the Crisis

...alternative plans for financing state services. At that time, oil was $25...needed to make significant cuts in state services. Then, as now, every cut had...dividend with the need to fund state services. I recognize that it will be hard...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-06-17/my-turn-avoiding-crisis
Opinion
Other states hold special sessions on budget

...costs, are among the chief reasons for the continuing budget turmoil, which experts say could mean deep cuts in state services if the overall economy turns sour.Illinois is facing the largest budget gap of any state after a temporary tax increase...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-06-09/other-states-hold-special-sessions-budg
State
Residents rank 3 state services as low priority

FAIRBANKS - State services like the pioneers' homes, the aerospace corporation and the agriculture division are among Alaska's least important, according...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-06-08/residents-rank-3-state-services-low-pri
State
Alaska Editorial: Governor's conference will begin much-needed revenue discussion

...in 2004. As envisioned by APFC, the POMV plan would provide more than $1 billion each year to help provide for state services while also maintaining and stabilizing permanent fund dividend payouts to residents.Even POMV, however, won't...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-06-02/alaska-editorial-governors-conference
Opinion
Slack Tide: Hey, Alaska: Go fund yourself!

...paycheck and health insurance so we can, you know, live.And of course all 736,732 Alaskans will lose invaluable state services - namely all of them aside from public safety and prisons - not to mention the Governor's annual free hotdog cookout...

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2015-05-24/slack-tide-hey-alaska-go-fund-yours
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