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Legislative Finance director paints sobering budget picture

...have referred to it, before looking at additional revenue sources.The state Revenue Department last fall projected unrestricted general...current level - a bar indicated projected state revenue barely budged."It's scary," Thompson said...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-03-26/legislative-finance-director-paints-
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Non-motorized boat users off the hook for larger fees

...Swiftwater Park and the other at Centennial Park. Sprague said that while decreasing the fees will slightly reduce the city's revenue, the benefit to residents would be worth it."It will have a little bit of a negative impact, but I don't anticipate...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-03-26/non-motorized-boat-users-off-the-hoo
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Walker: Medicaid expansion, Interior energy bill must-haves

...at services that could be privatized and he said he expects to begin soon a conversation on potential sources of additional revenue. He said his position has been that before the state looks at additional revenues, it makes adjustments to the budget.For...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-03-25/walker-medicaid-expansion-interior-e
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Lean budget times remind public of the value of tax dollars

...budgeting challenge in Alaska comes with a state revenue stream almost exclusively dependent on oil revenue. Despite the volatility of the price of...remain reluctant to tap other sources of revenue to potentially stabilize the long-term...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2015-03-21/lean-budget-times-remind-public-o
Opinion
Food tax exemption changes still on the table

...pay less taxes than any other state," Brighton said. "Passing this tax keeps the district whole." Having a diversified revenue stream is important for every government, Brighton said. Taxing groceries is one way to accomplish that, he said. Soldotna...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-03-18
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Voices of Alaska: A low risk, high return investment

...justice system and welfare. Investments in early childhood yield revenue in the form of greater productivity. With an educated and...Pre-K back into the budget.Eric Wohlforth was Commissioner of Revenue under Governor William A. Egan, 1970-1972, and Chair of...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2015-03-14/voices-of-alaska-a-low-risk-high-
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Senator Peter Micciche holds town hall meeting in Soldotna

...Micciche said that the state's present budget problems are not unprecedented, offering a comparison to the fall in oil revenue that occurred in the early 80's. "We've been in worse financial conditions in the state before," Micciche said...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-03-07/senator-peter-micciche-holds-town-ha
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Soldotna to discuss annexation

...They include allowing for sufficient area for future population growth, protecting areas and increasing the tax base and revenue source, according to the city's annexation packet. While the city expects its population to grow in the coming years...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-03-09/soldotna-to-discuss-annexation
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Charter group proposes plan to acquire commercial halibut quota

...requiring individual commercial fishermen to compete for quota against a purchasing entity (the RQE) that is fed by an external revenue stream."Further, the Halibut Coalition questions the motivation for Outside quota buyers to harvest halibut responsibly...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-03-15/charter-group-proposes-plan-to-acqui
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Local schools need our support

...save a little bit of money? I love living in Alaska and enjoying great schools and other services which are funded by oil revenue. At this time of low oil prices I think we need to stand up and be willing to pay more to maintain those great schools. The...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/letters/2015-03-16/local-schools-need-our-su
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