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My Turn: Preserve the Permanent Fund amid cuts

...prices will stay lower or decline further in the short- to mid-term, and we need to think critically how to sustain state services.As Alaska pursues the successful commercialization of our vast natural gas reserves, we have a serious duty and responsibility...
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...
Walker budget cuts 55 Juneau jobs

...Juneau APOC office will not be closing.""Governor Walker supports and is committed to ensuring access to essential state services, of which APOC is certainly one of them," Fisher wrote. "We agree that closure of the Juneau APOC office could...
My Turn: Governor Walker: Alaska has a place at the boardroom table

...the table for all negotiations. We are going to ensure domestic supply for generations, and revenue to help fund state services well into the future.It's always good to have a backup generator, in case your normal plans fall through. That...
Christopher Charles Follis

...and Chris went through the chairs of the Juneau Yacht Club, eventually becoming Commodore.After deciding to leave State service, Chris drove coach for several seasons for Princess Cruises (always tip the driver !) and (his favorite job of...
In Walker's budget proposal, Corrections and Health take biggest hits

...of the Budget address, Sen. Dennis Egan, D-Juneau, said he liked the idea of consolidating and streamlining state services between departments, but wasn't crazy about the idea of privatizing prisons. Some states contract with private...
State | AK legislature
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...
State | AK legislature
My Turn: Eliminating Juneau access

...cost to build Juneau Access. The source of the ferry subsidy is the operating budget. Education and other essential state services compete for the same pool of money.To bring costs and revenues into better balance requires significantly raising...
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...
SAGA swears in new AmeriCorps members back student loans.Today's AmeriCorps ceremony is being organized by Serve Alaska, the Governor-appointed state service commission that oversees Alaska's AmeriCorps and promotes volunteering across the state. The event will highlight...


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