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School budgets being cut statewide costs and employee raises each year means the only choice school districts have is deciding what to cut, said Mark Foster, chief financial officer with the Anchorage School District."It's been cut, cut, cut, so now we're in the...
New health commission to review costs

...Erickson said the commission will retain consultants to do the work. In a report to the commission, health care economist Mark Foster outlined what he believes will be the effects of the new federal health care law on individual Alaskans and businesses...
At the energy crossroads: It's time to move on, blaze a new trail into Alaska's future

...disaster. For their part, MEA, low-balled the cost of their coal plant by as much as 80 percent (according to Mark Foster). They failed to take into consideration the unique capital costs of constructing a coal plant in Alaska, the high...
State: Watana would need subsidy to be affordable

...about $1 billion, Carey told the task force. At the same task force meeting an independent consulting economist, Mark Foster, questioned some of the underlying assumptions the energy authority made in recommending a Susitna dam to the governor...
Health care dollars rising

...percent annual growth rates and could reach about $8 billion in 2011, according to an analysis by consulting economist Mark Foster, who tracks the health care industry.Foster has been retained by the Alaska Health Care Commission, an advisory...
Sue and save: Alaska joins health-care reform lawsuit while accepting related funds

...about $200 million a year or a 2 percent increase, Mark Foster, a consulting economist, said in the forum. However...Alaskans who are currently uninsured will have coverage, Mark Foster said, and this will inevitably put new strains on the...
State's health care costs should see slight increases with reform

...Alaska, and many businesses and individuals should see reductions. That's a preliminary result of an analysis done by Mark Foster, an independent economist who has done extensive work on Alaska health care for the University of Alaska. Foster estimated...


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