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Voices of the Peninsula: Permanent Fund earnings should be part of budget solution

...away - it was spent on needed capital projects and programs such as the new Alaska Student Loan program and Alaska Longevity Bonus Program. Alaskans, including Gov. Jay Hammond and legislators, realized that the temptation to spend every penny...
What others say: Recent savings saves state budget

...development; when he got to Juneau, he had to make a number of unexpected budget cuts, including the elimination of the longevity bonus for seniors. With an administrative pen stroke in early 2005, he also increased oil revenues by consolidating small...
Wagoner: Minority in the majority

...the really key issues are not divisive. Coalition members are more likely to split over such things as restoring the longevity bonus program, same-sex marriage benefits and additional spending on social programs, to name a few. Senate Majority Leader...
State this wealthy can provide for students, schools

...amendment to tap. She also wants to reinstate the Longevity Bonus program, which was eliminated in 2003, at a cost of...values. Surely, if there?s money to reinstate the Longevity Bonus program, put $1.3 billion into the permanent...
Public radio slated for budget cut

...proposed a $1.7 million cut in longevity bonus grants, a program already short...the money. The reduction in longevity bonus grants is also a familiar budget...would simply stop mailing out longevity bonus checks, Commissioner Bob Poe...
Longevity Bonus, SeniorCare may not make it past legislators

...campaign promise to reinstate the Longevity Bonus Program and her proposal able to re-establish the Longevity Bonus without expanding it to a enroll in the SeniorCare or Longevity Bonus program, if the latter is funded...
Reader supports bonus reinstatement

Gov. Sarah Palin is to be commended for her pledge to reinstate the Longevity Bonus. Former Gov. Frank Murkowski?s most flagrant wrong to Alaskans was eliminating it. Those who want the money to be used elsewhere...
Indiscriminate wolf killing : Governor should find a scientifically credible predator control program

...important part of long term healthy moose populations. About that $500,000 helicopter program price tag: how many longevity bonuses would that float? How many children would get needed medical care thru Denali Kid Care? And how many Alaska...
State owes seniors longevity bonuses

...legislators cared enough about the State?s retirement plan for Senior?s with the same diligence. That is what the Longevity Bonus was in case they have overlooked the wording. It was granted to pre-statehood residents, most of whom were not...
What will be next for wolves?

...find the funds to increase education for our children. She sends blood money to the airborne shooters yet denies a Longevity Bonus to help our senior Alaskans. She claims to listen to all Alaskans but hears only the AOC whose goals are terribly...


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