...situation is worrisome. Welcome to the state of Alaska, circa 2002. The one bright spot is that legislators and governors actually saved some money in the intervening years. We're going to need it.- Fairbanks Daily News-Miner,Dec. 15
...sheer size of the units demanded a different approach than elsewhere in the nation. Alaska should insist that the terms of that compromise be honored, but it should also pick its battles judiciously.- Fairbanks Daily News-Miner, Dec. 8
...requirement treated new residents different than established residents and was unconstitutional, the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reported. Each year, most Alaskans receive a dividend as their share of the state's oil wealth.Heller arrived...
...Alaska's fund, fortunately, is not in trouble. It's healthy, and, when the fund is healthy, there is no reason to keep taxing Alaskans at the same rate just to continue to increase the account.- Fairbanks Daily News-Miner, Dec. 3
...do unravel, the Medicaid question can still be considered as a stand-alone. Given that the governor has made up his mind, though, perhaps it's time for the Legislature to take up the issue.- Fairbanks Daily News-Miner, Nov. 24
...legislative session. They aren't without cost to the state and borough, but the benefits could be great if they helped keep our military bases vibrant and expanded the activities associated with them.- Fairbanks Daily News-Miner,Nov. 19
...people who make far more money will.In the interest of Alaska's economy and in the interest of fairness, there is a clear best policy for Gov. Parnell: Put the Medicaid expansion in the budget.- Fairbanks Daily News-Miner,Nov. 10
...cheap, reliable gas. Alaska's government can't change the cost of an 800-plus-mile pipeline by much, but it can make itself more reliable by committing to the most stable tax regime possible.- Fairbanks Daily News-Miner,Nov. 17
...penalties aimed at forcing the company to move toward a major gas sale and increased oil production, the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reported. Critics of the settlement said it would leave too much oil untapped.Sen. Click Bishop, R-Fairbanks...
...officials must surely know that they cannot be seen as dawdling and reluctant to reopen a case that ultimately could bring a professional blemish to many people on the law enforcement and prosecutorial side.- Fairbanks Daily News-Miner,Nov. 2
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