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Opinion: Measuring 'the road's' value without subsidies

...to come from the Federal Highway Trust Fund, including $30 million of the...The main source of revenue for the Trust Fund is the 18.4 cents per-gallon...else.It's not as if the Highway Trust Fund itself is a solvent cash cow. Between...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-04-16/opinion-measuring-roads-value-without
Opinion
Child abuse in Alaska: Knowing the signs and the steps

...increase in awareness and prevention efforts led to federal grants, state and federal legislation, state Children's Trust funds, more accessible resources, public service announcements, conferences and task forces."Mark Gnadt, press secretary...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-04-13/child-abuse-alaska-knowing-signs-and-st
Local
Governor's pension plan gets municipal support

...share of the $500 million would be about $340 million. Trust-fund earnings would eventually be used to pay benefits.Committee...much longer period. It also could have exhausted the trust fund over a period of decades and would have relied on contributions...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-04-14/governors-pension-plan-gets-municipal-s
State | AK legislature
Parnell pitches own retirement bill

...his recommended budget - infuse the Retirement System Trust Fund with $3 billion from savings now so the state can cut...remaining balance using the interest and balance from the trust fund.The proposal immediately gained the support of the...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-04-11/parnell-pitches-own-retirement-bill
State | AK legislature
Parnell calls committee pension plan 'immoral'

...share of the $500 million would be about $340 million. Trust-fund earnings would eventually be used to pay benefits.One...stretched over a longer period. It could exhaust the trust fund over a period of decades and rely on contributions to...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-04-04/parnell-calls-committee-pension-plan-im
State | AK legislature
Empire Editorial: Pay now, not later

...now, future payments will be smaller and easier to manage without breaking the piggy bank. The money will go into a trust fund account so the interest along with starting balance would pay off benefits owed by 2037. Considering the alternatives...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-04-03/empire-editorial-pay-now-not-later
Opinion
Teachers' pension proposal raises red flags

...Both plans propose injecting the retirement system trust fund with funding up-front - Parnell's suggestion is about...aims to curb a problem of diminishing deposits into the trust fund by requiring the state to pay for a 20 percent increase...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-04-02/teachers-pension-proposal-raises-red-fl
State | Local | AK legislature
Analysis: Pension problems, proposals

...The plan would fully fund the trust fund account - meaning the expected interest...The Teal plan also infuses the trust fund with $3 billion up front, but it...similar to 2008 and 2009 where large trust funds lost significant percentages would...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-03-30/analysis-pension-problems-proposals
State | Local | AK legislature
Text of Gov. Parnell's address

...To keep Alaska strong, I propose we transfer $3 billion of our $16 billion in budget reserves into the Retirement Trust Fund.Next year, this shift will allow us to reduce our annual payment to $500 million, instead of more than $750 million...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-01-22/text-gov-parnells-address
State | AK legislature
Southeast lawmakers prepare for session

...An endowment) makes a lot of sense to me," Munoz said. She added that the already existing Public Schools Trust Funds could be the seed for an endowment that would eventually be capable of fully funding education.Munoz said her office...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-01-20/southeast-lawmakers-prepare-session
State

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