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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...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2014-11-22/voices-of-alaska-time-for-alaska-
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Micciche: People before politics in District O

...education 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...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2014-08-14/micciche-people-before-politics-i
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State must diversify economy or be bound to fossil fuel prices

...Hammond ditched in 1980 after the oil ship had come in), state revenues were far lower than modern levels, as were state services and population. The billions of dollars in oil wealth that came to the state after crude began flowing down the pipeline...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-07-14/state-must-diversify-economy-or-be-b
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What others say: Oil work creates some disruption

...revenues won't necessarily be alleviated by hiring in the oil patches. Also, if you're a beneficiary of other state services that get cut because of falling revenue, again, the aggregate improvement in the economy won't necessarily help...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2013-12-29/what-others-say-oil-work-creates-
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High risk to state to go it alone on pipeline

...It also didn't look at the cost of things like roads needed for work on the gas line project or the demands on state services by project workers and their families.Questions also were raised about potential cost overruns and how much would...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-02-26/high-risk-to-state-to-go-it-alone-on
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...at 183 South Soldotna Ave. For more information, call 907-260-4636.Scott Griffith, Veterans of Foreign Wars State Service Officer, will be at the Job Center in Kenai from 8 a.m. to noon July 9. Griffith will answer your questions about...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2013-06-30
News
Borough to expand employee numbers as cost saving measure

...Between two-thirds and three-quarters of the 911 calls handled at the center are for Alaska State Troopers and other state services.In an August memo sent to Borough President Linda Murphy, Kenai Peninsula Borough Mayor Mike Navarre said that...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2013-09-04/borough-to-expand-employee-numbers-a
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Let's give SB 21 a chance to work

...we cannot tax them to the point where they invest their capital elsewhere. Yes, we need the tax revenue to fund state services, but at the risk of expanding those services to the point where they are not sustainable. Yes, we want the oil...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/letters/2013-06-11/lets-give-sb-21-a-chance-
Letters

...6 p.m. A chapter buisness meeting will also be held at 7:30 p.m.Scott Griffith, Veterans of Foreign Wars State Service Officer, will be at the Job Center in Kenai from 8 a.m. to noon Tuesday. Griffith will answer your questions about...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2013-07-07-1
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State budget woes present opportunity to find viable solution

...this from the Office of Management and Budget: "In today's dollars, per capita state general fund spending for state services is $921 less than in FY 79 when the oil era began. Combined operating and capital general fund spending is $1...

http://www.peninsulaclarion.com/stories/101401/ope_1014010009.shtml
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