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Voices of Alaska: State's financial dialogue must continue

...Alaskans are starting to feel the effects of these spending cuts. From Southeast communities that will see reduced ferry service this winter to reduced firefighting and search and rescue capacity in the Interior. You, a family member, or a neighbor...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2015-07-14/voices-of-alaska-states-financial
Opinion
What others say: AMHS makes the best of a bad situation

...residents across the state swayed the minds of lawmakers.Ferry service will continue, though not as frequently, while the...must make the best of limited resources and funding for ferry service this year and likely next.Still, in the midst of...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2015-05-26/what-others-say-amhs-makes-the-be
Opinion
Funding reallocation spares summer ferry service

The state ferries will run mostly as scheduled this summer despite significant budget cuts looming, the Alaska Marine Highway System announced May 12.

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-05-17/funding-reallocation-spares-summer-f
News
State should make a financial statement to Washington

...remove all state funding from any activity or industry in Washington. Then we should start the process of moving our ferry service, container shipping services, and oil shipments from any Washington port. Money talks, so we need to financially...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/letters/2015-05-14/state-should-make-a-finan
Letters
Senate expected to vote on its budget plan Friday

...much of its proposed cut. The House also cobbled together funds from various sources to try to ease the impact of ferry service cuts. Legislators have said tough decisions need to be made in the face of projected multibillion-dollar budget...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/becky-bohrer/2015-03-29
News
Weighing in on the budget

...of Alaska stands to lose $34 million. The state's Bureau of Vital Statistics office in Fairbanks could close. Ferry service will take a substantial hit. Free legal help from the state's Alaska Legal Services office is in line to take a...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2015-03-10/weighing-in-on-the-budget
Opinion
Alaska House advances operating budget with broad cuts

...section that called for adding eight employees, including maintenance workers and pilots. Cutbacks are expected in ferry service. The University of Alaska system faces a potential cut of $25 million from the current year in unrestricted general...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-03-13/alaska-house-advances-operating-budg
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Soldotna senator weighs in on the state's looming budget cuts

...something that none of us can afford to do," he said.The state transportation department had proposed reductions in ferry service as part of an effort to cut costs during the upcoming fiscal year. But in budget amendments earlier this week, Walker...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/trends/2015-02-23/soldotna-senator-weighs-in-on-the-
Trends
Finance member: Difficult decisions needed on budget

...something that none of us can afford to do," he said.The state transportation department had proposed reductions in ferry service as part of an effort to cut costs during the upcoming fiscal year. But in budget amendments earlier this week, Walker...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-02-23/finance-member-difficult-decisions-n
News
Voice of Alaska: Time to continue moving Alaska forward after election

...unique needs: protecting Bypass Mail; getting special permanent funding for Alaska ports, telecommunications and ferry service in Southeast; working with the delegation to save Essential Air Service. We supported our military by protecting...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2014-11-19/voice-of-alaska-time-to-continue-
Opinion

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