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Homer mayor to run for Legislature

...been fiscally conservative while at the same time advocating that it's up to citizens to choose the level of government services they want and how they want to pay for that. She also has advocated a new public safety building."I feel like...
Time for Alaskans to engage in budget process

...willing to do without.Likewise, during a recent conference in Fairbanks, attendees ranked nearly every state government service a priority.In the coming months, something's got to give. There just isn't enough money in the state to...
What others say: Beginning again for services and buy groceries and other goods in these communities. Their jobs help support businesses and government services.Fewer people buying goods translates into less community sales tax, increasing the financial concerns of communities...
Assembly takes cautious approach to budget

...revenues pencil out while a healthy fund balance is maintained, and borough residents receive a good level of government services for taxes paid.The Clarion reported that last Tuesday's budget discussion focused on three areas - education...

...payments are a critical lifeline for rural resource-dependent counties that can barely afford to pay for critical government services like public safety, schools and roads," U.S. Rep. Peter DeFazio, D-Ore., said in a statement. "This...
Mike Navarre: Responsible management remains the goal

...department and service area, challenging all employees to look for ways to save taxpayer dollars while delivering government services, and we're seeing significant results and savings! My goals and priorities will not change significantly over the...
Without cuts, Alaska faces budget deficit

...natural gas. It also lays out the challenges that must be considered while providing "an acceptable" level of government services, including tax credits for oil and gas, the unfunded liability for public employee pensions, addressing the...
Budget takes shape; Assembly to consider $71 million spending plan at June meeting

...during the assembly's June 7 meeting, also calls for a reduction of three full-time positions from general government services and one from the service areas. "We basically held the line on everything in general government," Carey said...
Service area board members should remain elected

...taxes there should be collected and spent. After all, service areas are established to collect a tax to pay for a government service. It seems to us that a system in which the people being taxed get to vote for the people who make recommendations...
A pay raise for the governor?

...government." Fair enough. It's simply unrealistic to expect government leaders to abandon lucrative careers for government service. It's just as ludicrous to hand elected officials a king's ransom. The fact is, the salary for the job of...


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