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Time for Alaskans to engage in budget process

...at a much quicker pace than a state government is equipped to deal with. On...attendees ranked nearly every state government service a priority.In the...hammer out a compromise to fund state government for the current fiscal year...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2015-07-23/time-for-alaskans-to-engage-in-bu
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Shell allowed limited offshore oil drilling

...oil. Arctic offshore drilling is strongly supported by elected officials in Alaska, where upward of 90 percent of state government is funded by the oil industry. They hope to see undersea and overland pipelines from offshore wells to move oil...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/kevin-freking-and-dan-joling/2015-07-23
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Voices of Alaska: Buyer beware on Medicaid expansion

...other words, by the time today's newborn is in high school, Medicaid in Alaska will cost as much as nearly all of state government does today.You'd think our state would learn from the Ohio experience: The projected expansion was estimated...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2015-07-15/voices-of-alaska-buyer-beware-on-
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Voices of Alaska: State's financial dialogue must continue

...by approximately eight percent. It included some painful cuts to education, along with other reductions across state government. As oil prices continued to drop, the legislature wrestled with how to address falling revenues. In the end...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2015-07-14/voices-of-alaska-states-financial
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Walker announces merger of Alaska Labor agencies

...combined in what will be an ongoing effort to streamline state government operations, Gov. Bill Walker announced Wednesday...programs and put Alaskans to work," Drygas said.State government has shrunk in other areas, Walker said. He's...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-06-10/walker-announces-merger-of-alaska-la
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What others say: Reserve funds transfer would hurt state's future fiscal options

...has begun exploring alternate methods of funding state government that don't require votes of members outside of...budget deficits in future years.The easy way to fund state government is to draw from general fund revenue - money that...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2015-05-27/what-others-say-reserve-funds-tra
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...Game Commission's decision raises questions about private property rights. "We find it odd and inappropriate for state government to interfere with philanthropic activities conducted responsibly by a private landowner on private lands to offset...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/susan-montoya-bryan/2015-05-18
What's at stake: The debate over Arctic drilling

...revenue from the oil industry, and a drop in capacity or a dip in crude oil prices can mean multi-billion dollar state government deficits. Alaska is experiencing both.Though Shell is drilling in federal waters, Alaska hopes the federal government...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-05-14/whats-at-stake-the-debate-over-arcti
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Nearly half of states expect to confront big budget gaps

...president with Moody's Investors Service who tracks state government finances. Previous recoveries were broader, she...The Census Bureau recently reported that total state government tax collections in fiscal year 2014, which in most...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-05-09/nearly-half-of-states-expect-to-conf
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What others say: When is it time to talk revenue?

...program is expanded. Yes, Medicaid dollars fit the definition of "revenue" in technical terms, but expanding state government through federal dollars isn't the kind of long-term sustainability Alaska needs if we're to ever ween ourselves...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2015-04-29/what-others-say-when-is-it-time-t
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