Opinion

Opinion: Taxes are the only way to boost Alaska’s economy

The state needs a new revenue stream.

Gov. Mike Dunleavy speaks with his cabinet members at the Capitol on Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Opinion by Gov. Dunleavy: My budget will be sustainable, predictable, affordable

We can no longer spend what we don’t have and we can’t pretend otherwise.

  • Feb 11, 2019
Gov. Mike Dunleavy speaks with his cabinet members at the Capitol on Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Opinion by Rep. Hannan: We need a House majority that will last

The issues that separate us are as broad as our state.

  • Feb 11, 2019

Opinion: Agreements made by AEL&P during sale talks should be honored

These steps will keep our utility local and protect us before another sale happens.

Opinion: Don’t return Department of Corrections to failed practices of the past

Privatization will have significant consequences.

Opinion: Pulp fiction won’t grow the economy

It’s an elaborate cover on top of a cheap fantasy.

Opinion: Assembly action on Archipelago Project is beneficial for Juneau

Investment in waterfront, reducing visitor congestion touted in plan.

  • Feb 8, 2019

Opinion: Build Alaska’s economy on the strengths of its university system

A strong state requires a strong university.

Opinion: Roadless Rule and the Tongass should remain intact

It makes economic, environmental and social sense.

Opinion: Hold a second vote on Brexit

The first vote should not be taken as a true statement of the people.

  • Feb 3, 2019

Opinion: The short-sighted stories of climate change

The Republican Party can learn from a trip to “Jurassic Park.”

Opinion: Cutting education, public safety funding is an ‘outrage’

“Our children and grandchildren deserve better.”

  • Feb 1, 2019

Opinion: Debunking the myths of Medicaid expansion

Repealing Medicaid expansion will harm lives, slow down Alaska’s economic recovery.

  • Feb 1, 2019

Opinion: UAS accreditation in good standing

Recent finding about UAA’s Education program is regrettable.

Opinion: Investment is the only way to achieve growth and stability

Cutting projects and jobs has never built a society.

Opinion: Trump will get away with almost all of it

No one is going to effectively stand in his way.

President Donald Trump waves as he walks through the Colonnade from the Oval Office of the White House on arrival to announce a deal to temporarily reopen the government, Friday, Jan. 25, 2019, from the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo | Jacquelyn Martin)

Opinion: How could you allow this to go on for 35 days?

I know what it’s like to live from one paycheck to the next.

President Donald Trump waves as he walks through the Colonnade from the Oval Office of the White House on arrival to announce a deal to temporarily reopen the government, Friday, Jan. 25, 2019, from the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo | Jacquelyn Martin)