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From car lots to city budgets, cheap oil means change

...third of them. In Alaska, where up to 90 percent of the budget is funded by oil, new Gov. Bill Walker has ordered agency heads to start identifying spending cuts."This pullback caught most everyone by surprise," Brian M. Youngberg, a senior...
Bill on electronic notices pulled from floor the state library for permanent archiving and produced if required by agreement or federal law or approved by an agency head, Hawker has said, and people also could still request copies. The bill also would limit when state agencies could...
State | AK legislature
House panel advances bill on electronic notices the state library for permanent archiving and produced if required by agreement or federal law or approved by an agency head. People also could still request copies.The bill would limit when state agencies could hire contractors for photos...
State | AK legislature
3 things to watch in the Legislature

...he would decline a pay raise for himself, in light of state budget constraints, but believed salary increases for agency heads were warranted.The committee bill is one of several such bills pending. A final report by the commission was due...
State | AK legislature
Bill would reject pay raise for governor, others

...D-Anchorage.On Saturday Parnell said he'll decline a pay increase for himself but believes proposed wage hikes for state agency heads should go forward.In a statement, the governor's office said Parnell will ask a salary commission and the Legislature...
State | AK legislature
Murkowski cuts millions

...for emergency departments, and $15 million in community matching grants for public-works projects. In addition, agency heads helped cut $54 million from their departments by trimming budgets for individual programs, and eliminated $2 million...
Flying mishaps in Alaska at their lowest in 20 years

...years, according to the Federal Aviation Administration. Those kinds of statistics "just turn one's head around," agency head Marion Blakely said, in noting Alaska recorded only 100 aviation accidents for the year ending Sept. 30. Blakely...
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...Anchorage Police Department and the U.S. Marshal's Office have teamed up to combat the problem. ``Some of the agency heads were brainstorming last winter, decided we had a backlog of warrants and that the best way to deal with it is to work...
Donley: Put cap on state spending

...spending." On Thursday, he called on Gov. Tony Knowles to freeze hiring for nonessential state positions and to have agency heads prepare contingency budgets with proposed reductions. Annalee McConnell, Knowles' budget director, said Friday there's...
USDA's local investment is $153M since 2009

...young growth wood to build facilities in the region, Holst said.These groups will present these ideas to each other, agency heads and the public at the Southeast Alaska Economic Cluster Summit in Juneau at Centennial Hall Tuesday through Thursday...


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