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My Turn: Time for Alaska to rise as one

...Alaskans. We will look for ways to strengthen the presence of your state government across Alaska and the delivery of state services and management of programs. We hope to find common ground as we explore new challenges in Arctic policy and revitalization...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-11-23/my-turn-time-alaska-rise-one
Opinion
State, second ferry union reach deal

...sustainable for communities that rely on the service while minimizing the subsidy from state coffers so that other essential state services can be maintained," Department of Administration Commissioner Curtis Thayer said in a statement. "We look forward...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-07-01/state-second-ferry-union-reach-deal
Local
My Turn: Alaska met the challenge of its unfunded pensions

...while also preserving the state's ability to keep its commitment to funding education, public safety and important state services.When Parnell took office in 2009, the state's annual payment toward the unfunded liability in Alaska's retirement...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-06-22/my-turn-alaska-met-challenge-its-unfu
Opinion
State services require financial support

...tourism would be a very minimal cost to each tourist but have a significant impact on supporting the maintenance of state services. A tax on alcohol will help defray the huge expense realized by the state from the negative consequences resulting...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/012202/opE_state.shtml
Opinion
Tax cut proposal reckless

...into the permanent fund or cut $2 billion worth of jobs from construction, infrastructure and all manner of other state services. Why would Parnell want to do this to Alaska? According to the governor, these cuts would encourage further exploration...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/030811/let_796207442.shtml
Opinion
House's budget claims conceal retirement spending

...during the floor presentation of the budget Thursday. "We have to separate our wants from our needs and prioritize state services so that we can slow the draw from our savings accounts."Republican Gov. Sean Parnell has proposed spending $3...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-03-16/houses-budget-claims-conceal-retirement
State | AK legislature
Kito weighs in on SB21, 'The Road'

...perhaps, we may have left money on the table that, with our declining revenue situation, could be very important for state services," Kito said. Republicans and other supporters of the new oil tax structure have pointed to billions of dollars...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-05-23/kito-weighs-sb21-road
State | Local
Rodell: Risks high in pursuing LNG alone

...It also didn't look at the cost of things like roads needed for work on the gas line project or the demands on state services by project workers and their families.Questions also were raised about potential cost overruns and how much would...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-02-28/rodell-risks-high-pursuing-lng-alone
State | AK legislature
Rodell: Risks high in pursuing gas line alone

...It also didn't look at the cost of things like roads needed for work on the gas line project or the demands on state services by project workers and their families.Questions also were raised about potential cost overruns and how much would...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-02-27/rodell-risks-high-pursuing-gas-line-alo
State
Kito on the issues

...of a key issue, but it's also going to be important to make sure we defend the state budget so we can have the state services that the public has come to expect. Not having a chance to sit down and go through all the issues and not having...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-02-23/kito-issues
State | AK legislature

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