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Obama AG nominee up for confirmation

...of fees paid by sex criminals, and Democrats said that applying abortion spending prohibitions to that new source of non-taxpayer funds was an expansion they could not accept.Republicans in turn said they had to be satisfied that existing abortion spending...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-04-22/obama-ag-nominee-confirmation
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House uses Tax Day to pass bills targeting IRS

...bills designed to protect taxpayers from potential abuse by the...business. One would enact a taxpayers' bill of rights, and another...workers had sent confidential taxpayer information to personal email...account to transmit confidential taxpayer information. The bill would...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-04-16/house-uses-tax-day-pass-bills-targeti
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Alaskans should take note of B.C. mines

...better understanding of why Canadian taxpayers shelled out millions of dollars for restoration...dollars, it's a rather large sum of taxpayer money. Perhaps someone in B.C...still around and might reimburse the taxpayers for having paid to remediate the site...

http://juneauempire.com/letters/2015-04-19/alaskans-should-take-note-bc-mines
Letters
Big Thorne timber injunction denied

...forest in the country still heavily subsidizing old-growth clearcut logging, and doing so at an economic loss to American taxpayers. As the largest old-growth clearcut on the Tongass in decades, Big Thorne is a step backward for our local economy...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-04-16/big-thorne-timber-injunction-denied
State | Local
My Turn: The Forest Service must change its culture and course

...industrial-scale cuts never would have happened without massive taxpayer subsidies. No new logging roads need be built. The nearly...Industrial-scale logging on the Tongass will always need massive taxpayer subsidies. Our home can no longer afford this. Any logging...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-03-23/my-turn-forest-service-must-change-it
Opinion
My Turn: Eminent domain equals imminent catastrophe

...forced him to defend it four times in court, costing the taxpayers a king's ransom (the owner happened to be a lawyer and...dodgy prospect at best. Since property owners are the biggest taxpayers in a community, such governments literally bite off the hand...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-04-13/my-turn-eminent-domain-equals-imminen
Opinion
Empire Editorial: Next time, let it burn

...action. Now Juneau is considering buying the burnt-out 41-unit building through eminent domain, which means all Juneau taxpayers will own a building the city appraised at $50,000 but which will require far more to bulldoze to the ground. The apartments...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-03-27/empire-editorial-next-time-let-it-bur
Opinion
Bill would halt Marie Drake renovation

...are 102 school projects from across the state on the list.It's either that or ask City and Borough of Juneau property taxpayers to foot the entire bill for the estimated $20 million Marie Drake renovation, which has been in the works since 2013. This...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-03-26/bill-would-halt-marie-drake-renovation
State | Local | AK legislature
Soldotna city officials balk at helping acquire golf course

...against the introduction of the ordinance. Helping a nonprofit organization acquire a golf course was not a responsible use of taxpayer money, given the current fiscal climate, Baxter said."I think it might be a waste of a lot of people's time if we go...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-02-13/soldotna-city-officials-balk-helping-ac
State
Juneau will only gain from Medicaid expansion

...of uncompensated care that our local hospital is required to provide. Since our hospital is a public hospital, it is the taxpayers of Juneau, and those who have insurance, who end up picking up a big piece of the cost of uncompensated care. So, expanding...

http://juneauempire.com/letters/2015-03-04/juneau-will-only-gain-medicaid-expans
Letters

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