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States concerned about proposed Coast Guard rules

SEATTLE - As the U.S. Coast Guard moves to assert its federal authority over maritime issues, officials in Washington, Alaska and other states are concerned by what it may mean for states' rights in preventing and preparing for oil spills.

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-06-15/states-concerned-about-proposed-coas
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Shrinking the funding gap

While the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District will see more money to help close its funding gap thanks to an increase in state appropriations, district administrators still have questions about funding and other aspects of House Bill 278 passed by lawmakers. The Legislature increased the Base Student Allocation - the per-student funding method - by $150 for fiscal year 2015 and by $50 for each of the following two years.

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-05-04/education-bill-helps-close-kpbsd-bud
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Revised HB77 deserves consideration

A little over three years ago, the Department of Natural Resources recognized that the status quo for permitting wasn't working.

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2014-03-13/revised-hb77-deserves-considerati
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What others say: Local governments right to act on gas pipeline concerns

Officials in several Alaska municipal governments have begun expressing concern about how their respective communities have been left out of the natural gas pipeline talks between the administration of Gov.

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2014-03-05/what-others-say-local-governments
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Alaska adds jobs in 2013, expects growth in 2014

The Parnell administration remains committed to growing opportunity for Alaskans. As we look ahead to 2014, our economists forecast Alaska adding 1,500 jobs - 2,400 new private sector jobs, diminished some by a decline of 900 government jobs.

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2014-01-13/alaska-adds-jobs-in-2013-expects-
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Opposition could lead to changes in HB 77

A proposed bill that Gov. Sean Parnell intended to streamline permitting on state lands and waters ran into a buzz saw of opposition in hearings held last week in Soldotna and Homer by Sen. Peter Micciche, R-Soldotna.

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2013-12-23/opposition-could-lead-to-changes-in-
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ConocoPhillips applies to restart exports

ConocoPhillips on Wednesday filed for a permit to resume exports of liquefied natural gas from their Kenai facility in the Nikiski industrial area.

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2013-12-12/conocophillips-applies-to-restart-ex
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"Closer Look" at the More Alaska Production Act

Over the next 11 months Alaskans will be inundated with opinions and arguments on just what the More Alaska Production Act, as SB 21 has become known which is the oil and gas production tax passed by the legislature and signed into law by Governor Parnell, will or won't accomplish. A petition to repeal the bill has received enough signatures and will be put to the voters at the August primary election. Deputy Commissioner of the Alaska Department of Revenue Bruce Tangeman recently was on the Peninsula to address the issue before the Kenai Chapter of The Alliance.

http://peninsulaclarion.com/dispatch/2013-09-30-2
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Assembly, solution for coastal transportation

When it comes to the M/V Tustumena's long-overdue return to service, absence is not only making hearts of Seldovia residents grow fonder, it also has created a hardship for residents and businesses in communities the state ferry serves.

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2013-09-21-0
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State's strong economy impacts 'Alaska-hire' zones of underemployment

While much of the Lower 48 is still recovering from a devastating recession, Alaska's economy remains stable, and our employment numbers are strong. Alaska's unemployment rate for 2012 was 1.1 percent below the national average.

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2013-08-24/states-strong-economy-impacts-ala
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