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For schools, cities can't do it alone

...voted to fund the FY16 budget to the cap and to retroactively add funding for FY15 to meet last year's cap. The Mat-Su Borough Assembly passed $1.35 million increase in education funding. Sitka is planning to increase its seasonal sales tax...

http://juneauempire.com/letters/2015-05-20/schools-cities-cant-do-it-alone
Letters
New 'worst-case scenario' for Juneau schools would cut 18 teachers - and more

...for all grades. It would have more students per classroom than most grades in Fairbanks and some grades in the Mat-Su Borough. Means said the cabinet will be discussing potential cuts this week, and presenting them to the School Board at its...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-04-07/new-worst-case-scenario-juneau-schools-
Local
Survey: Flying to work rather than take a bus

...people between Anchorage and the Mat-Su Borough starting last September. People...Lyon said, referring to a Mat-Su Borough community on the Iditarod Trail that...Chugiak-Eagle River and the Mat-Su Borough, and people were asked to record...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-02-09/survey-flying-work-rather-take-bus
State
Anchorage home sales drop 4% as prices rise

...were empty in 2014. Despite the availability increase rental rates still managed to increase 2.3 percent.The Mat-Su Borough saw rental vacancy increase 0.2 percent to 5.3 percent last year and monthly rates grew 3.8 percent to an average...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-02-06/anchorage-home-sales-drop-4-prices-rise
State
Governor, Juneau delegation greet newcomers

...Jim Colver, R-Hatcher Pass, owns a surveying company and has government experience as a former member of the Mat-Su Borough Assembly. He said he believes Alaska can get through tough financial times, and is inspired by public servants of the...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-01-15/governor-juneau-delegation-greet-newcom
Local | AK legislature
Gov. doesn't support capitol move

...public in 2002, when two-thirds of Alaska voters opposed a ballot initiative to move legislative sessions to the Mat-Su Borough.There are no recent public state estimates of how much a capital move - partial or complete - would cost today. Kuckertz...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-01-08/gov-doesnt-support-capitol-move
Local | AK legislature
Chinook research funding a casualty of Walker budget cuts

...Matanuska-Susitna Borough for salmon drainage studies, for a two-year total of $15 million to ADFG and $5 million to Mat-Su Borough. The $5 million for Susitna salmon will run out in 2016. The chinook initiative will take over responsibility Susitna...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-01-09/chinook-research-funding-casualty-walke
State | AK legislature
Proposal would run Fairbanks borough recycling program as non-profit

...transfer stations."The transfer stations are dump sites that the city is looking to revamp.The program in the Mat-Su borough uses volunteers to monitor and assist with drop-offs, helping direct materials to the right places, he said.The...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-10-19/proposal-would-run-fairbanks-borough-re
State
New Anchorage surveys to look at commuting habits

...why the last survey was conducted more than a decade ago, he said. With this survey, it's the first time the Mat-Su Borough is included.Surveyors are hoping for a 3 percent return on the surveys, whose participants earn a $10 gift card...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-09-16/new-anchorage-surveys-look-commuting-ha
State
Mat-Su officials meet with feds over ferry bill

...Transportation Department to resolve $12.3 million the borough owes the feds for its failed ferry plan.In all, the Mat-Su Borough received $21.2 million from the Federal Transit Administration from three grants awarded between 2002 and 2009 to...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-09-02/mat-su-officials-meet-feds-over-ferry-b
State

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