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Aaron Prussian, a natural resource specialist for the Sitka Ranger District, goes skiing in Tongass National Forest. Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy is proposing to leave large portions of the state’s forests intact from timber harvesting and other industrial activity in exchange for carbon credits to help balance the state’s budget. Such restrictions would not make forests off-limits to recreational use. (Will Sirokman / U.S. Forest Service)

What is ‘monetizing carbon credits’? And how would it work?

How the governor is making a “$900 million a year or bust” bet on Alaska’s financial future

 

While nearly $8 million for state disability access projects are proposed on paper for Juneau in Gov. Mike Dunleavy’s budget for next year, in reality those funds are for statewide items administered through a local office. It is among a number of regional budget items where, to the naked eye, money isn’t necessarily going where it first appears. (Mark Sabbatini / Juneau Empire)

Mixed feelings on local items in state budget

Flat funding of ferries, education not a big hit, but governor’s appaent willingness to negotiate is.

 

Juneau City Hall on Monday, March 30, 2020. (Peter Segall | Juneau Empire)

Finance committee votes to hold line on property tax

“Projects will still go on. Services will still go on.”

Juneau City Hall on Monday, March 30, 2020. (Peter Segall | Juneau Empire)
The Juneau School District building, March 20, 2020. (Michael S. Lockett | Juneau Empire)
The Juneau School District building, March 20, 2020. (Michael S. Lockett | Juneau Empire)
Lawmakers get gloomy budget forcast

Lawmakers get gloomy budget forcast

State can’t keep spending like it is, analysts say.

Lawmakers get gloomy budget forcast
City holds first meeting on proposed budget with slight changes to spending and property tax rate
City holds first meeting on proposed budget with slight changes to spending and property tax rate
Opinion: The firecracker budget and Green New Deal

Opinion: The firecracker budget and Green New Deal

A warning against the shrinking marketplace of ideas in Alaska’s budget debate.

Opinion: The firecracker budget and Green New Deal
City and Borough of Juneau City Manager Rorie Watt talks during a special town hall meeting about Gov. Mike Dunleavy’s proposed budget and how its cuts would affect Juneau, March 11, 2019. (Ben Hohenstatt | Juneau Empire)

City: Proposed state budget would cost Juneau millions, and its schools even more

Don’t panic, but consider sending an email, city officials say.

City and Borough of Juneau City Manager Rorie Watt talks during a special town hall meeting about Gov. Mike Dunleavy’s proposed budget and how its cuts would affect Juneau, March 11, 2019. (Ben Hohenstatt | Juneau Empire)
Opinion: Sen. Sullivan’s subtle budget advice

Opinion: Sen. Sullivan’s subtle budget advice

Build the budget from the bottom up.

Opinion: Sen. Sullivan’s subtle budget advice
Opinion: Gov. Dunleavy is ‘out of step’ with Alaska families, businesses
Opinion: Gov. Dunleavy is ‘out of step’ with Alaska families, businesses
Opinion: With release of Dunleavy’s budget, it’s time to listen to Alaskans

Opinion: With release of Dunleavy’s budget, it’s time to listen to Alaskans

Sen. Mia Costello wants to hear from you.

Opinion: With release of Dunleavy’s budget, it’s time to listen to Alaskans