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Tough budget decisions remain in Alaska

...would be taking unpaid furloughs of five, seven or 10 days with the start of the fiscal year, she said.The Alaska Marine Highway System is proposing winter-season changes that include service reductions. Some ships are expected to undergo...
What others say: Legislators should buckle down, end budget uncertainty

...items such as funding for state worker cost-of-living adjustments, senior benefits, early education and the Alaska Marine Highway System. He also shifted about $16 million in money slated to maintain education formula funding levels to be...
What others say: AMHS makes the best of a bad situation

...Like every other state department, DOT is experiencing budget cuts. The House axed about $8 million from the Alaska Marine Highway System (the Senate cut $1.75 million more, but that was added back). After the House cuts, Gov. Bill Walker...

...AP) - Hundreds of people attending an Alaska beer festival were stranded because of a broken down ferry.The Alaska Marine Highway System ferry Taku suffered a mechanical problem Sunday during the annual Great Alaska Craft Beer and Home Brew...
Funding reallocation spares summer ferry service

...summer despite significant budget cuts looming, the Alaska Marine Highway System announced May 12.The announcement is a...attitudes some Railbelt legislators have towards the Alaska Marine Highway System came through unvarnished in a May 6 House...
What Others Say: Cut Prince Rupert

...such problem right now. The Alaska Marine Highway wants to build a new ferry...Prince Rupert as a stop on the Alaska Marine Highway.Cutting Prince Rupert would...its budget, we expect the Alaska Marine Highway to bear its share. If it...

...William Sound. Whittier is a gateway for many visitors who come to the Peninsula by sea, serving as a port for the Alaska Marine Highway system, the Whittier-Valdez ferry, and numerous cruise lines. For others who approach overland by train or...
What others say: Bars in our wake

...when even the bars are closing.Last week, the Alaska Marine Highway announced it will close the bars aboard the ferries...popular tourist destinations. Why couldn't the Alaska Marine Highway do the same and turn a money-losing proposition...
What others say: Parnell did well

...state's declining oil revenue.In Ketchikan, he signed off on capital dollars for Ketchikan Shipyard, building two Alaska Marine Highway System ferries, City of Ketchikan port renovations, a new city fire hall, a new city library, a hospital upgrade...
Report: Ketchikan ship projects equal revenue

...that could test the study's projected benefits could be the construction of two Alaska class ferries for the Alaska Marine Highway System.In December 2012, Gov. Sean Parnell voiced his belief that the two ships could be built for the $120...


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