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Voices of the Peninsula: Permanent Fund earnings should be part of budget solution

Announcement of the annual Permanent Fund dividend is one of Alaskans' most anticipated events of the year. Dividends are clearly important to Alaska residents and also have a significant and positive effect on our economy.
State budget solutions need to include new revenue

Recently Alaska State Representative Wes Keller, R-Wasilla, authored a Voices of Alaska piece in the Peninsula Clarion.
'On-behalf' payments swell school district budget numbers

...from $4.1 trillion in 2013, according to the 2014 Unfunded Pension Liabilities Report by the non-profit State Budget Solutions. Alaska is addressing its own debt. On June 30, 2013, the unfunded liability for the TRS was $4.6 billion...
What others say: To fight rising prison costs, Alaska must reform

...lawmakers face the issue, even the Department of Corrections will be cut.Prison reform must be part of the state's budget solution. Done correctly, it will save money and lead to better results for Alaskans unfortunate enough to end up in jail...
Higher Kenai Borough sales tax?

...increasing our sales tax. (It was to be introduced at the June 7 assembly meeting.)If Murphy and Smith's "budget solution" is implemented and we let it happen we deserve it. The article quoted Murphy as saying if the increased sales tax...

...hound Milwaukee Shoe bomb incident highlights importance of security, vigilance Senator disputes importance of budget solution in upcoming session Bush follows in long tradition of contradicting campaign stands on foreign policy Kenneth...

...ferry service in Kachemak Bay Drunk drags dog; draws cruelty to animals charge Legislators are either part of budget solution or obstacle to fiscal plan Letters to the Editor Applause NOW PLAYING: The Mothman Prophecies Kenai's...

...Photo feature: Making music Shane Matthew Hawkins David Wright W.M. 'Bill' Burnett Knowles urges budget solution Senate Finance tries to tighten abortion rules Repairs on fire-damaged oil platform could take until May...

...avalanche Fairbanks man killed in trailer park Jan. 13, 2002 The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner urges a state budget solution Jan. 7, 2002 The Anchorage Daily News on the options left to a lame duck governor Jan. 10, 2002 Alaska...

...prices bounce then fall in volatile trading Around the Peninsula Stuck bus turns into adventure Search for budget solutions goes on Gas pipeline tax break bill moving quick Consumer protection added to car dealer bill State-owned...


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