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House Finance unveils draft spending plan

...honoring cost-of-living increases in union contracts - but it comes with strings...Walker.Under the plan unveiled Wednesday, union increases additionally would be contingent...minority doesn't vote against education and union contracts," she said.Republican legislative...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-05-27/house-finance-unveils-draft-spending
News
Community supports Meals on Wheels

...Communications; Consumer Direct; SeaLife Center; AK USA Federal Credit Union; Alaska Wildland Adventures, Inc.; Altman, Rogers and Co...and Engineering; Brown Agency; Denali Alaskan Federal Credit Union; Edward Jones/Matt Streiff; Home Gallery; Industrial Instrument...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/letters/2015-05-27/community-supports-meals-
Letters
KPC announces end-of-year award recipients

The Kenai River Campus Student Union announced their end-of-year award recipients at their recent annual BBQ, held Friday, May 1. Those chosen to receive the...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/community/schools/2015-05-11/kpc-announces-end-of-ye
Schools
By the numbers: Alaska budget debate, attempts to fix it

...funded budget for the coming fiscal year. Democrats and Republicans remain at odds over cuts to education funding and pay for union workers, among other things. The state is facing a multibillion-dollar deficit this year and next amid low oil prices...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-05-07/by-the-numbers-alaska-budget-debate-
News
News and Notes

...Lutheran University, Kenai.The recipients of the KPC Student Union awards were nominated and chosen to receive these honors by...chosen individuals received their awards at the Annual Student Union Spring Barbecue held last May 1 at KRC.The Life-long Learning...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/community/2015-05-09/news-and-notes
Community
Gov. Bill Walker veto means layoff notices could loom

...to tap the constitutional budget reserve fund. The budget passed by lawmakers cut education funding and rejected negotiated union pay increases, moves that the minority opposes. Minority members also want expanded Medicaid, something the Republican-led...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-05-18/gov-bill-walker-veto-means-layoff-no
News
Community support for Mrs. Alaska appreciated

...Associates, T.C.O.B. Hot Shot and Oilfield Services, Anna Johns of Century 21, Eyewear Express, Alaska USA Federal Credit Union, Dr. Michael Koob, Blakeley's Auction Co, Bare Threads and Petroleum Equipment & Services, Inc.

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/letters/2015-05-15/community-support-for-mrs
Letters
Cal Thomas: The British elections

...That last one will be tricky because of trade, jobs and other issues tied to Britain's relationship with the European Union, as well as its increasingly fragile ties to Scotland. Last year the Scots rejected an independence referendum, but having...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2015-05-11/op-ed-the-british-elections
Opinion
Nearly half of states expect to confront big budget gaps

...There's no rational person in education who would think we'll be getting that money, when the state budget is tanking," said Charles Walther, a middle school history, government and geography teacher who heads the district union.

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-05-09/nearly-half-of-states-expect-to-conf
News
Questions linger as date for lawmakers to reconvene looms

...required threshold, but minority members opposed the budget's cuts to education and its rejection of negotiated pay raises for union contracts, among other things. Minority members also want expanded Medicaid.The House and Senate GOP-led majorities have...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-05-07/questions-linger-as-date-for-lawmake
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