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Alaska Editorial: Cut state travel spending

The following editorial first appeared in the Ketchikan Daily News:Alaska officials should severely limit state travel, particularly given the latest $91,000 trip taken by 42 legislators and staff.Seventeen legislators and 25 staff...
PFLAG SnowBall to be held Friday to adults 21 and older. Admission is $10 at the door, with proceeds from the event going to support out of state travel opportunities for the chorus.Attendees are welcome to dress up or dress down. PFLAG Juneau is a national support...
Activists question ethics of group paying for governor's trip

...1,908.57 to send Murkowski to the Republican Governor's Association annual meeting, according to a Nov. 17 state travel authorization form. The group also spent $2,592 for former Murkowski policy director Kris Knauss to make the trip...
Legislators prod governor to ditch jet

...used jet would help state officials respond faster in emergencies. He also would get to use the aircraft for his own state travel when it wasn't being used for public safety purposes. The plane would replace one of two propeller-driven planes...
It's time for ASAA to take a stand on travel is the growth of out-of-state travel in Alaska high school the same time all out-of-state travel must be approved by ASAA, which...reasons given for the out-of-state travel is it's cheaper than flying to...
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...resulting benefits on subsequent state travel. This legislation has two state employees on subsequent state travel, instead of being utilized by...The incentives earned while on state travel are rightfully the property of...
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...require state employees to use frequent-flier miles earned during state business to help defray cost of subsequent state travel. Hopefully it will turn the corner on abuse by state employees who use those state miles for personal use and also...
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...Republican. House Bill 279 would require miles earned during travel paid for by the state to be used to cover other state travel. photo: Local Shannon Sweeney, owner of Alaska Great Escapes travel agency, said she was concerned because many...
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...these state employees and put the mileage in a pool that could be used to be reissued as tickets, ostensibly saving the state travel money. That may be a good idea in principle, but this is how it really works: If those traveling state workers don't...
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...For those people who think state employees shouldn't be able to receive their miles and they should be used for state travel, obviously those people haven't tried to travel on Alaska Airlines on mileage. It's very hard to get seats on...


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