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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.
Stephanie Madsen will work hard for District 2

...impending deficit is more practical. To offset increasing costs and lowered tax revenues, Madsen supports cutting travel spending and non-essential training first, while digging into the budget to find other areas where money can be saved...
Report: Palin tapped state travel allowance while living at home

...analysis shows. Travel costs included three nights in a hotel room costing more than $700 a night. Overall, Palin's travel spending pales in comparison with that of predecessor Frank Murkowski, who charged $463,000 for air fare in 2006. Palin...
Bleak tourism year forecast for Alaska

...local economies through the busy tourist season. Sen. Gene Therriault, a North Pole Republican, said a downturn in travel spending is happening nationwide and that other states are probably stepping up marketing programs to snag what visitors they...


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