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Proposed state budget includes addition $100 million for schools

...proposed in the budget bill. That extra money in the past has been provided to help districts address needs such as energy costs. A total of $100 million would be included for the following fiscal year, distributed according to the average daily...
LNG Pipeline bill passes through Senate committee

...wanting to ensure the benefit of a gas line is spread to all Alaskans - including in rural communities suffering from high energy costs. During Friday's Senate Finance Committee hearing, Hoffman said the provision would go a long way toward making...
Alaska lawmaker wants coal plant without fed regs

...and realize the world had changed. And when that happens, we're going to have another spike in electricity and energy costs that will stagger us," Kelly told the Senate Finance Committee last week.The resolution remains in the committee...

...has not been raised in several years though lawmakers have approved funding for other, targeted needs, like rising energy costs.Gara's office reached out to school superintendents in the Anchorage, Juneau and Fairbanks North Star Borough districts...
What others say: Legislature must make the most of limited resource

...for the rigors of college. Alcoholism and domestic violence still plague communities from Barrow to Ketchikan, and energy costs in rural Alaska grow more expensive with each passing year. These are among the issues that Alaskans want to see discussed...
Micciche unfazed by criticism

...Micciche, now back at home in Soldotna, said he is planning to pursue further legislation on ways to reduce the energy costs in rural Alaska, tackle fishing issues including king salmon recovery, education and developing a five-year plan...
Parnell says he'll seek re-election as governor

...including the oil tax cut and a plan aimed at bringing natural gas to parts of Interior Alaska suffering from high energy costs. Parnell points, too, to continued efforts to make progress on a major natural gas pipeline project. Parnell has...

...I left them both when we checked out.Not long ago, a room we stayed in had one of those yellow "estimated yearly energy cost" stickers on the television set. It said similar models of that TV cost $18 a year. I'm not sure why they thought...
Energy upgrade loan program gets no takers

...cover energy upgrades to schools and other public buildings has gotten no takers even as school districts struggle with energy costs.The state spends $100 million each year on school district utility costs. In 2010, the Legislature created a loan...
Renewable energy use grows on Peninsula

...the technology improves, she said. "Technology's getting better, and also people are wanting to stabilize their energy cost," Daggett said. "HEA, the rates sort of go up and down, and this stabilizes so that they have a constant rate...


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