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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.
“At the same time, Alaska's government has the same reasons to protect our natural assets, to be good stewards, as any state,” said Coghill. “Decades ago, the state selected Bristol Bay as a possible mining location because of the enormous mineral potential there, yet environmentalists have opposed that ...
"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.
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 ...
Alaska's government, instead, would continue living on a fixed income, like an old-age pension or welfare payment. The Permanent Fund would be our support. And our trap. The views expressed here are the writer's and are not necessarily endorsed by the Anchorage Daily News, which welcomes a broad ...
Lawmakers from Southeast Alaska have mixed reviews on the Alaska Government Accountability Act, a proposed ballot initiative that voters statewide could be deciding this fall. The measure was sponsored by one legislator from the Alaska panhandle, but representatives and senators are somewhat split ...
A magnitude 7.9 earthquake, which struck 170 miles off the Alaska coast early Tuesday, led the Alaska government to issue a tsunami advisory — but the warning was lifted four hours later. The USGS reported the magnitude 7.9 quake at 12:31 a.m. Alaska time. Officials had feared that tsunami waves could ...
Of course, the Alaskan government does not pay people when they arrive in the state; Individuals must be residents in the state for a full year to be eligible for to receive dividends from the Alaska Permanent Fund (APF). But this is fairly within the confines of the writers' license for a cartoon. In one way the ...
A magnitude 7.9 earthquake, which struck 170 miles off the Alaska coast early Tuesday, led the Alaska government to issue a tsunami advisory — but the warning was lifted four hours later. The USGS reported the magnitude 7.9 quake at 12:31 a.m. Alaska time. Officials had feared that tsunami waves could ...
Alaskans for Integrity believes its number of signatures are substantial enough, to ensure that the Alaska Government Accountability Act is included on this year's voting ballot. The effort calls for the Alaska State Legislature to pass a budget during a 90-day Regular Session, conducive to lawmakers gaining ...
The Alaska government has created the perfect storm to mistreat the disabled. The disabled are asked to join society but then not given the rights they need to protect themselves and feel included. Fifty years ago the state of Alaska simply locked up many of the disabled for long periods of time — now most ...
In Alaska, amid much fanfare, an application for a voter initiative purporting to address legislative conflicts was certified by the Lt. Governor in October. The measure, innocuously titled, “Alaska Government Accountability Act”, is being co-sponsored by Rep. Jonathan Kreiss-Tomkins, D-Sitka, Rep.
Oil companies and Alaska government officials cheered the Trump administration's proposal to allow exploration in the hydrocarbon-rich Arctic and in the Cook Inlet south of Anchorage. Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R) praised Zinke for adopting a "'blank slate' approach [that] launches a new discussion ...
The other ballot initative, called The Alaska Government Accountability Act, is sponsored by two sitting lawmakers and an Anchorage activist. If approved by the Division of Elections and by voters, it would impose conflict-of-interest guidelines on all lawmakers, place limits on their foreign travel and limit ...
The measure, innocuously titled, “Alaska Government Accountability Act”, is being co-sponsored by Rep. Jonathan Kreiss-Tomkins, D-Sitka, Rep. Jason Grenn, I-Anchorage, and political activist Bonnie Jack of Anchorage. According to the sponsors, the act would primarily reinforce conflict of interest rules ...
In a statement in December, the Alaskan government announced the creation of a climate action leadership team to provide Governor Bill Walker and his cabinet with guidance on climate change issues. The team has a specific task and will be part of the overall climate change strategy to develop a ...
I couldn't believe Alaska's fine, so I googled the Alaska government website and found out it was true. I believe the jail sentence is a little out of whack, but what if we had fines that hit the wallet of drivers who text while driving? What the legislator is proposing for fines is a joke. The amount will not deter most ...
I suppose he'd be OK with drilling rigs next to our local maternity ward, too. ANWR makes up 4.5 percent of the Alaskan landmass, far from any population centers, in a state with a density of 1.26 people per square mile. This land was not set aside as a fossil-fuel bank account for the government of Alaska.
But he understands there's limits on what Alaska's government can do. “It looks like state laws and state statutes probably won't hold up because the FCC and the federal government and Trump, specifically, said that states would not have any power or authority, even if it's within their own state,” he said.
The primary concerns of Schepis and Williams are ideological, not the fiscal health of Alaska's government. They're not interested in the whole story. All they did was merge their libertarian philosophy with AOGS's talking points. We should dismiss their argument that instability — “seven significant changes ...
Under a provision in the 1980 Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act, Alaska was allowed to "top file" for Parcel G, which gives the state first claim to federal land being relinquished. Alaska's government is still receiving the final 5 million acres of the 105.8 million acres promised through the 1959 ...
Democrats in the Senate, including Energy and Natural Resources Committee ranking member Sen. Maria Cantwell, expressed concerns about how Balash would handle disputes tied to his home state. He was involved in a dispute with the BLM while in Alaska's government, and Cantwell said he would ...
FAIRBANKS, Alaska - Government officials, representatives from several non-profit organizations, and concerned citizens met at the Westmark Hotel yesterday for the 'Fairbanks Symposium on Homelessness'. The 'Fairbanks Housing and Homeless Coalition' and the 'North Star Community Foundation' ...
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 ...
“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 ...
A magnitude 7.9 earthquake, which struck 170 miles off the Alaska coast early Tuesday, led the Alaska government to issue a tsunami advisory — but the warning was lifted four hours later. The USGS reported the magnitude 7.9 quake at 12:31 a.m. Alaska time. Officials had feared that tsunami waves could ...


 

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