Letter: Political games are bad for our health

...adding the 42,000 persons presently unable to obtain health insurance. It was also reported that the Mental Health Trust Fund agreed to cover any administrative costs required to set up the new program. Sounds like a win-win for us all - except...
Federal highway fund not worrying AKDOT

...Transportation about the federal highway trust fund's fiscal condition has some states...without Congressional action, the trust fund is predicted to run dry sometime...states, quick reimbursements from the trust fund is the only way to fund new road...
My Turn: Social Security needs 'common sense' update

...recent government reports predict that the Social Security Trust Fund could run out of money by 2033. If that happens, Social...their fair share toward strengthening the Social Security Trust Fund.In addition to the RAISE Act, I'm continuing to...
Alaska unemployment insurance tax to shrink in 2015

...pockets," Parnell said in the release. "Alaska's UI Trust Fund is fully solvent and at pre-recession levels. into the system."The current balance of the UI trust fund is $399.68 million, according to the release. The...
My Turn: Road economics make sense

...causes that could be threatened with budget cuts in the future. These assumptions are wrong.Dedicated National Highway Trust Fund dollars intended for surface transportation projects cannot be diverted for other purposes. How many times must it be...
Republican party lying to seniors

...organizations and insurance companies and are funded in part by payments from the Medicare Trust Fund. For years now these plans have cost the Trust Fund more than the cost of traditional Medicare. The act attempts to reduce this extra subsidy...
My Turn: Let's talk honestly about oil

...Reserve have collectively grown more than 40 percent. The Alaska Public Employees' Retirement Trust Fund and the Teachers' Retirement Trust fund have grown more than 65 percent. We have learned the value of putting aside reserves, providing...
My Turn: Transboundary mines a looming problem

...victims - on both sides of the border - holding the bag.Since catastrophic events are nearly impossible to mitigate, trust fund investments are required for stronger safeguards to finance long-term waste management and perpetual pollution control...
Avery again charged with bilking woman

...accused of stealing $52 million from a woman and her trust fund, spending the money on luxury items like two homes...prosecutors allege Avery was a trustee and lawyer to the trust fund starting around 2002, and was paid $600,000 yearly...
My Turn: Social Security Trust Fund raids must stop

...of dollars of the Social Security Trust Fund have certain members of Congress...pulled that stunt on someone's trust fund we would be arrested and sent help themselves to the Seniors Trust Fund? You know that fund came about from...


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