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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...
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...
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...
Medicaid figures up, stir worry about budgets

...expanding the health care program for poor and lower-income Americans could mean less money available for other state services, including education.In Kentucky, for example, enrollments during the 2014 fiscal year were more than double...
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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...
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...
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...
Alaska Editorial: Governor's conference will begin much-needed revenue discussion 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...
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...
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...


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