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What others say: Alaska needs legislation, not lawsuits, on Medicaid expansion

...There are few words to express our disappointment.As the state cuts vital services like public safety and education to save money...all, this is a civil war - Alaska is on both sides. Thanks to cuts to the Department of Law, Walker expects the state will need...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2015-08-25/what-others-say-alaska-needs-legi
Opinion
Voices of Alaska: Don't let fear lead to bad decisions

...let fear cause you to accept taxes and cuts that will ultimately make things worse...benefit from. It is easy to call for budget cuts; it's very difficult to apply them without...most sophisticated response to fear of cuts is to employ professional lobbyists to...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2015-08-22/voices-of-alaska-dont-let-fear-le
Opinion
New court fees to affect citizens, lawyers, reporters

...Attorney Laura Bottger.Bottger said that while the rule amendment came partially as a response to recent government budget cuts, it has been on the administration's radar for a while."This came internally. We've kind of had our list," Bottger...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-08-20/new-court-fees-to-affect-citizens-la
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Lawmakers cite constitutional question in Medicare expansion suit

...Ultimately, the state will likely spend about $1 million in the fight after his administration hires outside counsel because of cuts to the Department of Law, Walker said. Kito said in a formal statement that the decision to sue the governor will cost the...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-08-18/gop-cites-constitutional-question-in
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School board enters budget discussions

...can expect further and potentially larger cuts for fiscal year 2017, thus we've begun...and understand what is going to happen if cuts are made and it may "apply a little extra...of the day it is likely to be staffing cuts," Castimore said. "The last two times...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-08-09/school-board-enters-budget-discussio
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UAA shortfall hits KPC

...Director Gary Turner said the college has been preparing for cuts. "In past years we had been adding and adding positions because...compensation for having more experience, he said. Additional cuts in coming years are likely. "Just like every other state agency...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-08-06/uaa-shortfall-hits-kpc
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Thomas: Another education subsidy

...Campos rejects the view promoted by some that federal subsidies are necessary because of cuts at the state level: "...far from being caused by funding cuts, the astonishing rise in college tuition correlates closely with a huge increase in public...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2015-08-15/thomas-another-education-subsidy
Opinion
How we'd rather see $866,000 spent

...for a budget draw coming months before a special session was even mentioned; our deficit was simply too great to overcome with cuts alone.What bothers us most is that during those three special session weeks, we saw money wasted. Senators and legislators...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2015-08-09/how-wed-rather-see-866000-spent
Opinion
The last kid in Cold Bay

...said, is that like other school districts around the state, the Aleutians East Borough is confronting steep budget deficits. Cuts -- such as classroom aides -- have been necessary at every school in the district, he said. The Cold Bay School's operating...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/michelle-theriault-boots/2015-08-13
News

...hunting season, there appear to be plenty of grouse for the taking this year.I can prove it with the number of bumps, bruises, cuts and scrapes I've picked up this summer from dodging those fearsome fowl.Reach Will Morrow at will.morrow@peninsulaclarion...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/community/2015-08-08-0
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