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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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
What others say: Oil price drop not without benefits

...will bring round two.The continued decline of oil prices will hit the state hard, leading to a host of impacts to state services like education, health and social services and public safety. But in addition to the aforementioned benefits to...
Voices of Alaska: Time for Alaska to 'Rise as One'

...Alaskans. We will look for ways to strengthen the presence of your state government across Alaska and the delivery of state services and management of programs. We hope to find common ground as we explore new challenges in Arctic policy and revitalization...
Micciche: People before politics in District O funding, public safety and better roads; while always focusing on quality, more cost-effective, essential state services.My priorities in the Legislature can be divided into four key areas; ? sustainable levels of government revenue...


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