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(SitNews) Juneau, Alaska - Two 2018 ballot initiatives were properly filed, according to Lieutenant Governor Byron Mallott. The Lt. Gov. issued letters on March 7th and March 13th to the sponsors of the petitions: “The Alaska Government Accountability Act,” known as “17AKGA” and “An Act providing ...
For the part of the state budget the Legislature directly controls, Alaska's government currently spends more than twice as much as it receives in revenue. To cover the remaining $2.5 billion gap, the Legislature is preparing to draw money from Alaska Permanent Fund earnings for the first time. Until now, the ...

In this March 7, 2018, photo, Emily Nenon, right, Alaska government relations director for the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network, Inc., speaks with Dr. Paul Peterson ahead of meetings with lawmakers to advocate for a statewide smoke-free workplace law in Juneau, Alaska. Juneau is among ...
Half of Alaska's population lives in communities such as Anchorage and Juneau that have adopted local smoke-free ordinances, said Emily Nenon, Alaska government relations director with the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network. But some large population centers, like the Fairbanks North ...
Yet the government of Alaska is still ours. It is “we,” not “us and them.” Debate is important, and it is in full-swing over our dividend, so please accept this opinion in honest debate. Should the earnings of the Permanent Fund only be used for a dividend? Not in my opinion. We would then have a serious IRS ...
Too many times we put a distinction between us and government and for good reason. Sometimes our government is growing, uncontrollable and overbearing, a want-to-be master rather than a responsive, lean, servant to the people. Yet the government of Alaska is still ours. It is, “we,” not “us and them.

Native American tribes, Alaskan government officials, fisheries and others fiercely oppose the project. One of the lobbyists on the account, Peter Gould, has extensive experience representing mining interests and arguing before the EPA and other federal agencies. Pebble Limited Partnership also has Akin ...
Anchorage does not need two electric utilities. Chugach Electric is a veteran, community-based organization doing it well, so we don't need city government duplicating that service. If we sold ML&P to any other utility company, we'd still have duplication and high rates. Selling it to Chugach makes sense.
Alaska's provision of regular, unconditional income to its inhabitants has had no overall effect on employment, a recent study has found. The Permanent Fund Dividend (PFD), provided by the Alaskan government to all citizens who apply for it, currently stands at approximately $2000 per person per year.
"It hasn't had any drilling done on the project in over 15 years despite broad scale geophysics work done by the Alaskan government in 2006," Gill said. "We think we have a great opportunity to advance this project and add significant value given the improvements in modern exploration techniques, and ...
Both lawmakers belong to the Democrat-led House majority caucus, and co-chair a group called "Alaskans for Integrity" that's gotten its "Alaska Government Accountability Act" certified for the next statewide ballot. These two young, progressive politicians claim their "anti-corruption" initiative would speed ...
Elizabeth Peratrovich's most famous quote is by now the stuff of legend. Speaking before the territorial government of Alaska on Feb. 5, 1945, the Alaska Native civil rights leader roused 'volleys' of applause from the gallery, as the Daily Alaska Empire, a previous incarnation of the Juneau Empire told it.
... the availability of sufficient future financing, potential changes to royalties and taxes imposed by the Alaska government and other matters as disclosed in the reports we have filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Readers are cautioned that forward-looking statements are not guarantees of ...
“We knew we couldn't seek funding from the Alaskan government due to the state of things… We had a lot of local support, like the (Juneau-based) Skaggs Foundation. I want to throw a shout-out in particular to Sam Skaggs. We had help from the Juneau Community Foundation as well. And, you know, it's ...
But in 2014, oil prices crashed, prompting a major decline in the taxes and royalties that long funded Alaska government. And since then, lawmakers have been considering whether to turn to the Permanent Fund to fill Alaska's deficit. Even this year, with higher oil prices and production, the state is projected ...
News-Miner opinion: State lawmakers are already a month deep into the legislative session, and the issue of balancing the state budget remains largely untouched. The clock is ticking. For too many years Alaska's legislators have drawn from the budget reserve to balance the budget, kicking the can that is ...
Environment. Kids Sue Alaska Government, Alleging State Isn't Taking Enough Responsibility for Climate Change ... A group of children and young adults has sued Alaska's government, alleging the state is threatening their fundamental human rights by not taking responsibility for climate change.

If legislators do not pass a budget within the regular legislative session, they should not receive legislative per diem during the subsequent special session. Alaskans for Integrity – a group founded by one independent lawmaker, one Democratic lawmaker and one Republican citizen –proposed a ballot ...
The state's Division of Elections has determined The Alaska Government Accountability Act has enough signatures to put question to voters on either the primary or special election ballot this year. More than 32,000 were needed; the Division of Elections this winter verified 40,867 signatures. The initiative ...
Yet the government of Alaska is still ours. It is “we,” not “us and them.” Debate is important, and it is in full-swing over our dividend, so please accept this opinion in honest debate. Should the earnings of the Permanent Fund only be used for a dividend? Not in my opinion. We would then have a serious IRS ...
Yours? The state's? Or ours? Too many times we put a distinction between us and government, and for good reason. Sometimes our government is growing, uncontrollable and overbearing, a want-to-be master rather than a responsive, lean servant to the people. Yet the government of Alaska is still ours.


 

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