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With state budget passed, school district knows final deficit

...Clarion interview."While we did experience a reduction in funding from the state as compared to last year, our local legislators made sure the BSA (base student allocation) was fully funded and the borough provided significant support to help...
Juneau APOC office skeletal after cuts

...statutory obligations."Sen. Dennis Egan, D-Juneau, has been a fierce proponent of the Juneau office since local legislators got word it would not be included in Gov. Bill Walker's budget. He said "it's not over yet" - not until the...
Assembly talks budget, money for special interests

...district should be funded to the maximum amount, or cap, that the borough can provide. "We heard today from our local legislators that this year there were cuts, next year there will be bigger cuts. What that leads me to conclude is that education...
Community talks marijuana, agriculture, film and tax cuts during town hall

Distilled down to a few concepts, community members told their local legislators that they'd like to see the state spend more responsibly - maybe with an eye toward a few local special interests - and that...
Marijuana regulation to remain on schedule

...the ordinance early this year.Theiler said the plan for the next meeting is to formally invite Wolf and any other local legislators who oppose the cannabis enterprise for an open debate with a question and answer session to allow for them to hear...
Governor Parnell tours Tesoro's new processing control room and signs bills

It was a good day for Tesoro and their employees as Governor Sean Parnell accompanied by commissioners and local legislators and officials attended a bill signing ceremony at the Tesoro Nikiski refinery. "It was a pretty important day for...
Governor Parnell says recent wildfire has made the Peninsula a national model for cooperation

...pen, make legislation become law. Before officially inking his signature to 11 pieces of legislation sponsored by local legislators, the governor spoke about the Funny River Horse Trail wild fire. "The rest of the country is looking at the Kenai...
Kenai puts grant money to use

...the projects were vital to the city and applauded the efforts of Kenai City Manager Rick Koch who worked with the local legislators to secure capital money. In total the city council approved 11 ordinances and four resolutions. An ordinance to...
Local legislators prepare to reconvene

With the Alaska state legislative session set to resume Tuesday, lawmakers from the Kenai Peninsula see balancing the budget, education and support for the oil and gas industry as priorities to get Alaska moving forward.
State budget a work in progress

...making sausage - it's not always pretty, and what comes out rarely resembles what went in - and certainly our local legislators will be working to include funding for our high-priority projects in the final version.That said, it is shaping...


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