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Alaska lawmakers will scrutinize budget, pot and Medicaid

...R-Soldotna, said he'd like to keep it that way."In order to do that, we have two choices, and that is to cut services or ask Alaskans how they want to pay for those services that are outside of our core constitutional responsibility as...
Cal Thomas: The rhetoric and the record of Mario Cuomo

...dogged by economic recession that blunted his hopes to leave great programs and innovation as his legacy. He had to cut services and scratch for scarce revenue."Inspiration is good if it motivates people to do for themselves and improve their...
On the king thing

...businesses -- won't benefit as much this year. Sales tax revenue will be down, forcing cities and the borough to cut services, increase taxes or both. Kings, especially when scarce, generate king-size controversy. This summer's main...
Flying into the future: With finances in order, city sees airport as economic anchor

...The end was in sight," he said. Had the reserves run out, the city would have had to decide whether or not to cut services or use the city's general fund to pay for the airport. Instead, Koch and airport staff looked at the airport's...
State budget woes present opportunity to find viable solution

...Alaskans. On the one hand, the state is so poor that it is looking for ways to increase revenue (that means taxes) or cut services or some combination of the two to balance the budget. On the other hand, the state is so rich that it sends out almost...
Assembly opposes ferry cuts

A winter ferry scheduled proposed by the Alaska Marine Highway System would cut service to Seldovia and other Gulf of Alaska communities dependent on transportation by sea beginning next fall. That idea has drawn formal...
Knowles' record shows support for kids, future

...children? Guess what? Bush's budget for Head Start fails to keep up with inflation, thus it will be necessary to cut services. Right now it only serves half of eligible children. Tony believes that Head Start is a rich and vital program. He'll...

06/02/02Sunday, June 2, 2002 River study under way School bargainers broach mediation Raise taxes? Cut services? Kenai council wants to hear from public Duo has qualities of champs Lakers-Kings epic set for ending Germany...
Just get out and vote

...going up. Do not be frightened by the city, school and borough officials who are trying to scare you by saying it will cut services and bring a disaster to the city. It is time they look at cuts and funding only the necessary items. A possible way...
Imperfections exist, prop 1 not the answer

...from sales taxes, hard choices will have to be made: raise revenue from elsewhere (most likely property taxes) or cut services. Inevitably, if Proposition 1 passes it will hurt residents somewhere. However, with mouths to feed, gas to buy...


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