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Politics put millions for ferry, roads in jeopardy

Highway contractors in New Mexico might have scuttled a large transportation package in Alaska. The New Mexico experience with so-called GARVEE bonds is being offered as a cautionary tale about doing big construction...

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Habits of belugas are key part of Knik Arm bridge plan studies

...funds. U.S. Rep. Don Young, R-Alaska, is pushing for another $200 million for the bridge in the federal transportation package. Congressional staff are meeting on a daily basis, while the House and Senate are in recess, said Steve Hansen...

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State projects win $112 million

...track. In all, $111.8 million in transportation projects are on tap for Alaska as part of a $4 billion transportation package approved by Congress. Some of this largesse came during a conference committee involving key lawmakers - including...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/020402/sta_money.shtml
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Alaska in line for jump in highway spending

...funding within the six-year, $286 billion bill, and money for specific projects, make for a comprehensive transportation package, she said. Some provisions the senators worked hard on, what they're calling the Denali Access System...

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Juneau Empire Story Archive

...said Wednesday. He would prefer a public vote on the projects in next year's general election, anyway. The transportation package, already passed by the House, calls for the issuance of debt through "certificates of participation," which...

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Knowles releases '02 budget

...maintenance, particularly in correctional facilities and Pioneers' Homes. That's on top of the $425 million transportation package he unveiled in the 2001 session. For general operations, Republican staffers have noted additional spending...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/121401/sta_budget.shtml
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Juneau Empire Story Archive

...termination of state aid to the North Slope Borough School District, a capital or legislative move from Juneau, and a transportation package with one more fast ferry for Southeast. Cruise ships not in yet The Senate on Friday approved 20-0 a resolution...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/050601/Loc_Legislature.shtml
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...transportation projects deletes one of the two additional fast ferries the Knowles administration was seeking. The transportation package is based on selling "certificates of participation" that would generate immediate revenue. They would be repaid...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/042701/Loc_TaylorFerry.shtml
Palin rolls out 4% budget increase

...improvements, as well as build a new $100 million crime laboratory in Anchorage. Palin said her $140 million transportation package would result in improvements from Southeast Alaska to the Dalton Highway, over which supplies are hauled to...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/121107/sta_20071211019.shtml
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Next fast ferry in jeopardy

...federal highway funds - about $35 million of $400 million would be reserved for debt payment on the $395 million transportation package. Halford said he doesn't know if there will be hearing in the finance committee. "It doesn't look like...

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