House Finance Votes To Eliminate State Funding On School Construction Projects

first_imgThe bond debt vote was included in the first draft of the alternative budget plan presented by the House Finance Committee. In Soldotna, the average home is worth $250,000, which means an additional $360/year in property taxes in order to cover school bond debt if that was the route the Kenai Peninsula Borough chose to take. The 7-4 vote was suggested by Representative Ben Carpenter (R-Nikiski): “If we stop spending money that we don’t have, then it will be a shift of responsibility to others who will also have to be fiscally responsible. We are in a different time, we are in a budget situation where we don’t have the money that we had.”  Carpenter during the floor session on Wednesday stated that if the bond debt remained under state funding it could mean cuts to the Permanent Fund dividend or state programs: “While we may be thinking about a $250-500 dollar increase in taxes on the local level. What you are doing away with, for a family of four, is $12,000 in PFD checks.”center_img FacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The Alaska House Finance Committee voted on Wednesday to stop state payments for school construction debt and require local cities and boroughs to provide the full funding for those projects. Local municipalities and school districts could cut their own budgets to take on the the cost of a project, or they could raise property taxes in response.last_img read more


Chelsea v Man Utd player ratings

first_imgFollow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook Chelsea will face Manchester City at Wembley in the FA Cup semi-finals after prevailing in Monday’s replay at Stamford Bridge. Here’s how we rated the players in their 1-0 victory.Petr Cech: 9Produced an absolutely breathtaking stop – surely one of the greatest FA Cup saves ever – to keep out Javier Hernandez’s header and preserve Chelsea’s lead. Also commanded his area very well in the all-important final stages.Cesar Azpilicueta: 6Had his hands full defensively but was solid enough.AdChoices广告Branislav Ivanovic: 8Excellent at the heart of Chelsea’s defence, where he produced several important challenges and clearances.David Luiz: 7Also solid at the back and used the ball well.Ashley Cole: 6Injured midway through the first half. Will be missed if, as is expected, he is out for at least a couple of weeks.John Obi Mikel: 7Did very well in midfield, imposing himself in an area United often control to good effect.Ramires: 7Was relentless from start to finish and gave Patrice Evra problems when he attacked down the right.Oscar: 6Was caught in possession a few times but his clever movement gave United some problems.Juan Mata: 7Was quiet in spells but showed his quality by setting up the winning goal with a moment of typical class.Eden Hazard: 8Continued his excellent recent form. Stretched the visiting defence and was unlucky not to score with a second-half effort which went narrowly wide.Demba Ba: 8Struggled to get into the game in the first half but was a different player in the second, scoring a great goal and troubling the likes of Rio Ferdinand with his strength and movement.Ryan Bertrand: 5Struggled after replacing Cole. Offered little going forward and was caught out defensively a number of times. 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center_img See also:Chelsea beat United to reach semi-finalsBlow for Chelsea as injury sidelines Colelast_img read more


Cahill hit with another injury setback

first_imgPhoto courtesy of Tipp County Board Tipperary senior hurler Michael Cahill is likely to miss the Munster senior hurling championship with an injury to his kneecap.It’s reported that he collided with a team-mate during training, forllowing which he was taken to hospital and had to undergo surgery.The injury comes just as the Sars man was returning to training following a cruciate knee ligament injury suffered last year in club action.last_img