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Juneau APOC office skeletal after cuts

When the local office of the Alaska Public Offices Commission became a casualty of the governor's fiscal year 2016 budget in February, the Juneau delegation rallied to restore it. At first, it seemed to have worked.
State | Local
House offers bill for Perm Fund draw

The Alaska House Finance committee introduced a bill Tuesday that would allow a multibillion-dollar draw from the Permanent Fund earnings reserve as a stepping stone to a complete operating budget.
State | AK legislature
Medicaid expansion, the golden opportunity

Medicaid expansion is a golden opportunity. My comments, although I could say more, are limited to one point that needs to be highlighted, and one in response to a previous letter to the editor. 1.
The Road's new price tag: $4 million

There are many ways the state could fund Juneau's long-debated highway north, but the simplest method could cost the state as little as $3.8 million.
Photo: Retirement dollars

Randall Hoffbeck, commissioner of the Department of Revenue, left, and Sheldon Fisher, commissioner of the Department of Administration, deliver an update of the Public Employees' Retirement System (PERS) and the Teachers' Retirement System (TRS) to the Senate Finance Committee at the Capitol on Wednesday.
Susan Bell joins McDowell group

...joined research and consulting firm McDowell Group in February after five years with the state of Alaska as commissioner of the Department of Commerce, Community, and Economic Development."We are very excited about Susan's return to McDowell...
Female AKNG boss is one of few in country

When Gov. Bill Walker announced Friday that retired U.S. Army Col. Laurie Hummel is his pick for heading the troubled Alaska National Guard, he admitted her to an exclusive club of women who lead state military forces. Only three women head U.S.
State | AK legislature
Walker appoints three to cabinet

Amid the bustle of the first day of the legislative session Tuesday, Gov. Bill Walker appointed three commissioners, including two former placeholders.
Walker interviews for cabinet positions

With his inauguration only days away, Governor-elect Bill Walker is in the process of interviewing candidates for the top positions in the state, including the person who will lead the work on Walker's budget.
My Turn: We can do better

...from colleagues on day one than Mark can ever achieve.Dan also served as Alaska's attorney general and commissioner of the Department of Natural Resources, settling the Pt. Thomson litigation and working tirelessly to successfully reinvigorate...


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