Alaskans may be booted from crucial halibut vote

...meeting in Sitka beginning Wednesday deciding on a series of deep cuts in the halibut bycatch allocation for the Bering Sea groundfish...decision to recommend them for recusal.The council is considering cuts of up to 50 percent to the current annual bycatch allocation...
Alaska Editorial: Governor's conference will begin much-needed revenue discussion

...Hickel said, "you can't cut your way to prosperity...a balanced budget with cuts no matter how much prosperity...much stomach for more cuts than the Legislature is...feel too much has been cut already. Closer to home...substantial additional cuts aren't likely in the...
Alaska Senate dynamites House budget deal, sends work to conference committee

...and needs the Democratic-led minority's support.Under the House deal, the price of that support involves reversing some cuts to state programs and promised employee raises. Depending on the math involved, the price is between $45 million and $60...
State | AK legislature
Mammoth scope of shutdown revealed

...Public SafetyOperations would continue as normal. Department of RevenueDepartments would function as normal, with some staffing cuts that may delay refunds. Limited taxpayer and audit assistance would be available. Department of TransportationAll 11 Alaska...
State | AK legislature
Haeger's 3 RBI lift Florida past Michigan

...3-0 lead in the third inning.Michigan's Abby Ramirez singled in the sixth to score Olivia Richvalsky and Kelsey Susalla and cut Florida's lead to 3-2.Michigan had runners at first and third with no outs in the seventh against reliever Delanie Gourley...
UAB bringing football back

...Mark Ingram stopped short of guaranteeing 2016, saying only that the goal is to bring football back as soon as possible.Watts cut the programs last December after UAB commissioned a report saying it would cost $49 million over five years to field a competitive...
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Juneau APOC office skeletal after cuts

...The House Finance Committee reversed the cut in its version of the budget and asked APOC...conference committee, when it was dealt a cut that eliminated both existing full-time...Because of the approximately 34 percent cut to the whole program, statewide staff will...
State | Local
Senate Finance rolls out proposal meant to spur talks

...oil prices and state positions are being cut.The House plan also was incomplete, still...The Democratic-led minority opposed cuts to education funding contained in that budget...passed in late April the $16.5 million cut to the per-student funding formula. But...
State workers to get layoff warning

...Alaska Marine Highway. The $30 million in pay raises in the House budget is supposed to be balanced with as-yet unspecified cuts to the budget. Those likely will involve layoffs.The Republican-led Senate majority is reluctant to go along with the House...
Local | AK legislature
28 new records set at state weightlifting championships

...of you and you can't bend them back without putting a lot of weight on them. When you're done, you're all bruised and cut up, so it's uncomfortable. Squat and deadlift suits are fine; they're snug but they won't bite the piss out of you...


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