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Alaska Senate reverses some cuts to University of Alaska system

...Gamble who told him a cut of about $18 million...Gamble) will have to make cuts but he'll be able to...budget, when they were cut about $16 million, he...said money had not been cut directly from the program in the House but cuts to the university as a...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-03-29/alaska-senate-reverses-some-cuts-univer
State | AK legislature
As the Alaska Legislature makes cuts, ripples will splash across the state

...have. "We can't have any cuts on those things," he said...have legislators been willing to cut funding for the program?In...expected revenue sharing to be cut because the fiscal gap is so...go through. ... There are cuts that I agree with. There are...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-03-29/alaska-legislature-makes-cuts-ripples-w
State | AK legislature
Cuts to education, public defender agency proposed

...commensurate to the percentage cut to Department of Law's criminal...fined over - if the proposed cut goes through, he said.The...also proposed a $425,000 cut to the Office of Public Advocacy...subcommittee on Friday proposed deeper cuts to the state education department...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-03-29/cuts-education-public-defender-agency-p
State
Conservation groups take Big Thorne fight to higher court

...Our organization remains opposed to industrial-scale clear-cuts that rely on exports," Marvin said in the news release...the export of round logs to Asia would increase jobs per log cut on the Tongass while eliminating massive, controversial old-growth...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-03-28/conservation-groups-take-big-thorne-fig
State | Local
Finance director paints sobering budget picture

...challenge in focusing on cuts to achieve a sustainable...impossible for the state to cut its way out of its budget...this session has been on cuts, or getting the state's...the state would have to cut $1 billion from programs...Teal noted that spending cuts, taxes and other options...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-03-27/finance-director-paints-sobering-budget
State | AK legislature
'Choose Respect' funding cut hours after rally

...Just hours after the Choose Respect speeches, song and dance, a Senate Finance subcommittee on the Department of Public Safety cut the $1.5 million earmarked for the Choose Respect program Walker had transferred from the governor's office budget to that...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-03-27/choose-respect-funding-cut-hours-after-
State | Local | AK legislature
What that $1.5M for Choose Respect actually paid for

...Sexual Assault sent me a list of what the Choose Respect money cut from the budget actually went toward, besides "awareness posters...com/state/2015-03-27/choose-respect-funding-cut-hours-after-rally). According to the ANDVSA, the $1...

http://juneauempire.com/blog-post/katie-moritz/2015-03-28/what-15m-choose-respec
Lawmakers show no love to public media

...but the majority of that cut was added back once the...Dunleavy said "none of these cuts are something we looked...amendment to reverse the cut."The Alaska Rural Communications...management positions to cut down on salary spending...for significant staff cuts to keep in line with the...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-03-27/lawmakers-show-no-love-public-media
State | AK legislature
Oil council: Shale won't last, Arctic drilling needed now

...oil in the future, an Energy Department advisory council says in a study to be released Friday.The U.S. has drastically cut imports and transformed itself into the world's biggest producer of oil and natural gas by tapping huge reserves in shale rock...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-03-27/oil-council-shale-wont-last-arctic-dril
State
Alaska Science Forum: Catching a lake as it became land

...just published, Jones and Arp write that heavy winter snowfalls and early summer rains pushed up the water level until the lake cut its bank. The water that ran to the sea eroded and thawed an ice-wedge network, forming a channel six feet deep.Why does...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2015-03-27/alaska-science-forum-catching-lake-i
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