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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...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2015-06-22/what-others-say-discussion-of-nex
Opinion
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...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/letters/2015-06-10/money-wont-fill-our-stoma
Letters
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...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-06-08/alaska-isnt-only-state-with-budget-i
News
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...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-06-07/alaska-residents-rank-3-state-servic
News
What others say: Governor's conference will begin much-needed revenue discussion

...in 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...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2015-06-01/what-others-say-governors-confere
Opinion
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...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2015-01-06/what-others-say-oil-price-drop-no
Opinion
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
Opinion
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
Opinion
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-
Opinion
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-
Opinion

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