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In rural Southeast, big ideas for housing assistance

...population, which is expected to double in size over the next three decades."It's all of the baby boomers from the pipeline aging," Sioux Douglas said last week.By 2022, the report suggests that Juneau will need at least 117 more beds...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-02-23/rural-southeast-big-ideas-housing-assis
Local
My Turn: Alaska's love/hate affair with government spending

...our only real export is oil. Because it's caused by a global surplus, oil companies have no incentive to fill the pipeline right now, even if they could. Before the Budget Control Act was passed, the feds were pumping $12 billion of borrowed...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-01-30/my-turn-alaskas-lovehate-affair-gover
Opinion
My Turn: Blaming oil tax for deficit is wrong

...law changed the way tax credits are issued. Now they are tied to production to provide incentives to put more oil in the pipeline, as opposed to the prior credits which were based on dollars spent. Many of the exploration credits are going to smaller...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-01-29/my-turn-blaming-oil-tax-deficit-wrong
Opinion
Empire Editorial: Bars in our wake

...the ferry as the social equalizer, where Alaskans of all kinds mixed with the drinks.The ferry bar is a place where the pipeline welder and legislative lawyer talk, where a cheechako can meet and get to know someone born and raised in Angoon...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-01-29/empire-editorial-bars-our-wake
Opinion
Local lawmakers react to State of the State

...the speech, House and Senate Republicans said they were happy to hear Walker so confident about his plans to build the pipeline, although it no longer perks up their ears to hear a governor talk AKLNG."Of course, we've heard that from many...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-01-22/local-lawmakers-react-state-state
State
Southeast lawmakers talk budget and different words

...longer rely on oil to pay their way, as production will never be as high as it once was and "SB21 is not going to fill the pipeline back up.""All hands need to be on deck to work with the governor for the best interest of the state to work on this...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-01-14/lawmakers-talk-budget-and-different-wor
State | Local | AK legislature
Slope construction season still strong amid price plunge

...completion.Other work this winter and spring includes installation of the drill site facilities, power lines and the pipeline. Drilling of production wells will begin in May. About 700 people will be working on CD-5 this winter and spring...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-01-09/slope-construction-season-still-strong-
State | AK legislature
Politicos have tough hands to play in 2015

...projects were completed with money left over.Hundreds of millions of dollars in state-funded projects are still "in the pipeline" from prior year capital budgets.Alaska LNG Project proceedsMeanwhile, on the one big project that will really move...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-01-02/politicos-have-tough-hands-play-2015
State
My Turn: Real leaders aren't scared to talk taxes

...But from a long-term perspective, that's as irresponsible as thinking oil tax reform would put enough new oil in the pipeline to make the problem go away forever. I'm not saying the only solutions to the state's fiscal problems are to reinstate...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-12-05/my-turn-real-leaders-arent-scared-tal
Opinion
Letter: Capital Transit doesn't count seconds

...which added 3 minutes. Two minutes were included at the Pipeline stop, hardly enough time to maneuver safely in the...incorporating time for passengers to get one and off. With the Pipeline stop being occurring twice, negligible time has been...

http://juneauempire.com/letters/2014-12-09/letter-capital-transit-doesnt-count-s
Letters

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