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What others say: Budget reality

...government. Most of us knew that state services would be cut as a result.Still...workers and those of us who rely on state services and funding - in other words...ferry system will happen to the state services they consider vital soon.In...
Poll asks the wrong questions

...our local state senator. The first question implies that the only solutions to our fiscal problems include cutting state services or paying some form of new taxes. Of the eighteen questions that follow, only two focus on requiring Alaska's...
Administration pitches new plan to fund government

...would be an annual transfer of about $3.3 billion from the reserve to the state's general fund, which pays for state services.If the stock market drops - as it did during the Great Recession - and the Permanent Fund loses money as it did...
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Voices of Alaska: Don't let fear lead to bad decisions

...Providers?... How many construction and maintenance projects funded by the state... How many contracts to provide state services?... How about loss of retail sales?... The logical, natural tendency, of course, is to justify and defend...
What others say: Discussion of next year's budget should begin now

...has a $3 billion budget gap, which can only be closed a small fraction by additional cuts without great harm to state services and the Alaskans who depend on them.In recognition of this reality, it's time to begin discussion of revenue...
Medicaid enrollment surges, stirs worry about state budgets

...expanding the health care program for poor and lower-income Americans could mean less money available for other state services, including education.In Kentucky, for example, enrollments during the 2014 fiscal year were more than double...
Money won't fill our stomachs

...foolish talk due to ignorance. Agriculture division is one of the "least important" state services according to an article in the Clarion (State Services Ranked, June 8). And no talk about a public bank. Why should we care about agriculture...
Alaska isn't only state with budget issues

...costs, are among the chief reasons for the continuing budget turmoil, which experts say could mean deep cuts in state services if the overall economy turns sour.Illinois is facing the largest budget gap of any state after a temporary tax increase...
Alaska residents rank 3 state services as low priority

FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) - State services like the pioneers' home, the aerospace corporation and the agriculture division are among Alaska's least important, according...
What others say: Governor's conference will begin much-needed revenue discussion 2004. As envisioned by APFC, the POMV plan would provide more than $1 billion each year to help provide for state services while also maintaining and stabilizing permanent fund dividend payouts to residents.Even POMV, however, won't...


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