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Legislators may get last word on gasline funds

...current state fiscal year 2015, which ends June 30. With oil revenues for the year now estimated at about $2.2 billion, the 2015 deficit is now estimated by the Department of Revenue at $3.93 billion.About $2.8 billion of that can be...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-05-03/legislators-may-get-last-word-on-gas
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Group provides service dogs in Fairbanks area

...have three more in training. Six months ago, they officially received 501(c)(3) nonprofit status from the Internal Revenue Service, a process that routinely takes a year or more.With The Other Paw, Collin and Jacobs train potential service dogs...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-05-03/group-provides-service-dogs-in-fairb
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Community health care provider faces financial challenges

...said state reimbursement for mental health care is expected to continue falling as the state grapples with the drop in oil revenue and a multi-billion dollar deficit. Adams said PCHS was never meant to handle the level of uncompensated care that it is...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-05-02/community-health-care-provider-faces
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What others say: When is it time to talk revenue?

...the state of Alaska generating more revenue during these budget-bewildering times...be careful when discussions about "revenue" finally do begin, because we've noticed lately that the words "revenue" and "taxes" mean the same thing...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2015-04-29/what-others-say-when-is-it-time-t
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Legislature adjourns; governor calls special session

...on cutting spending and reducing the size of state government before beginning in earnest any discussions about additional revenues. In line with that, lawmakers passed a bill suspending the state's obligation to reimburse a portion of school bond debt...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-04-27/legislature-adjourns-governor-calls-
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Alaska Senate approves budget; proposal now goes to House

...on cutting spending and reducing the size of state government before beginning in earnest any discussions about additional revenues. In line with that, lawmakers passed a bill putting on hold the state's obligation to reimburse a portion of school bond...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-04-27/alaska-senate-approves-budget-propos
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Kenai vape shop may face problems from smoking bill

...smoking, allows an exception for smoking in stores that, like High Voltage Vapes, "derive at least 90 percent of (their) revenue from the sale of cigarettes, e-cigarettes, cigars, tobacco... and other smoking or e-cigarette accessories." High...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-04-24/kenai-vape-shop-may-face-problems-fr
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Sterling fair shows shift

...quality and time and pride they put into it." The bi-annual event, also held in October, spotlights vendors and brings revenue into the community, Hanson said. The fair's youngest merchants, sisters Elly Bauer, 12, and Charlotte Bauer, 9, from...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-04-26/sterling-fair-shows-shift
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More than one right answer on tax questions

...situation, there is little sentiment for increasing government revenue, no matter the level of public support for whatever it program...in borough code. If there is an essential need to increase revenue to cover government expenses, rather than looking at exemptions...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2015-04-25/more-than-one-right-answer-on-tax
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Leaders raise potential of budget vote without reserve draw

...Pitney said that once the new fiscal year starts July 1, the government would be able to operate into the fall with existing revenue before a draw from the constitutional budget reserve would be needed. In an interview Thursday, Senate President Kevin Meyer...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-04-25/leaders-raise-potential-of-budget-vo
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