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Walker lifts another megaproject halt

...freeze lifted; Susistna-Watana, Juneau Access and Knik Arm received the go-ahead from Office of Management and Budget Director Pat Pitney on July 6.All four have received permission to spend only as much money as is needed to get into what...
Pitney: Cuts only one piece of budget picture

...the state could see its credit rating dropped if it doesn't take steps to address revenues, Gov. Bill Walker's budget director, Pat Pitney, told state lawmakers on Monday.But a member of the Senate Finance Committee said with elections next...
Budget deal reached

...the budget includes an executive branch-wide unallocated cut of $29.8 million. State Office of Management and Budget Director Pat Pitney said weeks ago this cut will result in state worker layoffs. Department of Administration Deputy Commissioner...
Legislature gavels in for special session

...legislators approved last session would remain. That cut was included in a separate spending package. Walker's budget director, Pat Pitney, said the governor's budget plan does not include the scheduled 2.5 percent cost-of-living raises...
Leaders raise potential of budget vote without reserve draw that Walker would like to see the Legislature pass a fully funded budget, not a partially funded one. Walker budget director Pat Pitney said that once the new fiscal year starts July 1, the government would be able to operate into the fall...
Walker asks for more action in limbo session

...The committee has scheduled another presentation for 1:30 p.m. today, this time by Office of Management and Budget Director Pat Pitney, called "Alaska's Fiscal Crisis."? Contact reporter Katie Moritz at katherine.moritz@juneauempire...
State | AK legislature
Finance member: Difficult decisions needed on budget

...before we ever consider expansion," Kelly said in an interview.In discussing budget amendments Friday, Walker's budget director, Pat Pitney, told the Senate Finance Committee that Walker is considering a bill on Medicaid expansion after being...
State | AK legislature
City ponders Housing First funding sources

...unintended consequence of submitting a stripped-down capital budget," said Pat Pitney, Office of Management and Budget director. "Putting the money back in is a cost-effective way to address issues that could be costly for our communities...
Susitna-Watana studies resume after spending freeze is lifted

...revisited in the context of the fiscal environment and other competing major capital projects," Office of Management and Budget Director Pat Pitney wrote in a memo to Fisher-Goad.Mike Wood, president of the lead Susitna-Watana opposition group...
State budget director discusses taxes

Gov. Bill Walker's budget director broached the subject of additional state taxes with Juneau's business community Thursday.Office of Management and Budget Director Pat Pitney was the guest speaker at the Juneau Chamber of Commerce...
State | Local


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