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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
Neighbors
Home Runs: Homegrown solutions can end fossil fuel rollercoaster

...conference in Fairbanks this weekend, attendees agreed that we need to find new and different ways to fund basic state services.By stabilizing and diversifying our own economy, Alaskans can also help stabilize global climate. And we have every...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-06-11/home-runs-homegrown-solutions-can-end
Opinion
CCS hires new executive director

...service programs and how to navigate often-complex requirements for Medicaid eligibility and funding.Prior to her state service, she served as administrator of Housing First, a nonprofit community housing development agency in Juneau, and as...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2015-05-29/ccs-hires-new-executive-director
Art
My Turn: House Minority's priorities reflect its values

...honor employee contracts and provide for essential state services. Our priorities reflect our values, which include...money could easily be available to support essential state services.We have also seen and abdication of leadership by...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-05-29/my-turn-house-minoritys-priorities-re
Opinion
State retirement benefits at stake

...of his PERS contributions in 1981. At that time, state statutes mandated that a former PERS member who returned to state service could (upon payment back into the system of any refunded contributions) be reinstated in PERS at the tier of service...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-02-11/state-retirement-benefits-stake
Local
Gov: Cuts won't be made lightly

...he makes will not be made lightly. But he said Alaska needs to be more efficient and creative in how it delivers state services, and called for a rational approach to identifying what the proper level of government is."The role of government...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-01-23/gov-cuts-wont-be-made-lightly
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