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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
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
State gasline executive out

...unknown, and she said leaving wasn't an obvious choice."I leave with mixed emotions, but after seven years of state service, I'm anxious to explore some other areas of interest," her statement continued.The move comes as a surprise...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-05-18/state-gasline-executive-out
State
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
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
Text of Gov. Parnell's address

...billion pension deficit. Alaska's escalating annual pension payments squeeze dollars from every other program and State service - education, public safety, natural resources - and that vise will soon tighten. Without action, our $630 million...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-01-22/text-gov-parnells-address
State | AK legislature
Alaska Editorial: Oil work creates some disruption

...revenues won't necessarily be alleviated by hiring in the oil patches. Also, if you're a beneficiary of other state services that get cut because of falling revenue, again, the aggregate improvement in the economy won't necessarily help...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2013-12-24/alaska-editorialoil-work-creates-some
Opinion | AK legislature

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