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School budget crunch guide for 2016

...assumes the governor will decide to not cut one-time funding, and Juneau will still...additional $392,500 for activities, which was cut from contributions last year. Scenario one cuts are...the governor will follow through with a cut of $1.1 million in one-time funding to...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-01-29/school-budget-crunch-guide-2016
Local
District considers deficit atop deficit

...additional city funding and the full state cut of $1.1 million.Option one assumes the governor will not cut $1.1 million in contributions and the...approximately $10.96 million has been cut from district budgets over the past four...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-01-28/district-considers-deficit-atop-deficit
Local
Shorting schools now will require catchup later

...already been set, so Walker's 10 percent cut from forward funding - $126 million of...Legislature to figure out how the 10 percent cut-back will be made up for in future budgets...political spectrum have called the proposed cut shortsighted and wondered how realistic...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-01-29/shorting-schools-now-will-require-catch
State | AK legislature
State officials to meet with bond rating agencies

...include how the state reacts to lower prices in terms of the size of government, developing new revenue sources and continued savings.The state has billions of dollars in reserves that it plans to dip into to get by as it seeks to cut spending.

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-01-28/state-officials-meet-bond-rating-agenci
State
Ketchikan Kings make conference swing

...They play extremely hard. They always seem to be fired up and ready to play when they come to Juneau. We know that they will cut hard, play good defense and they never quit. They are a well-coached team. Conference games are starting up, and that is...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2015-01-29/ketchikan-kings-make-conference-swing
Sports
Belichick, Beast talk but say little at Media Day

...away, a man wearing clown's makeup and a rubber-ribbon wig was carrying a microphone and following a reporter with a low-cut neckline that highlighted her painted-on black-and-white dress.In another corner, former Rams MVP quarterback Kurt Warner...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2015-01-28/belichick-beast-talk-say-little-media-
Sports
Cold snap envelops interior Alaska communities

...below zero.That's not unusual for a Fairbanks winter but it's the coldest stretch this season.Fairbanks public schools cut back on scheduled activities after temperatures by noon had failed to climb above 42 below zero.Granite Creek near Delta Junction...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-01-27/cold-snap-envelops-interior-alaska-comm
State
Sailing to Alaska to relax, but learning a little on the way

...than 30,000 people, including women and children, flocked to Dyea to climb the 1,500-step "Golden Staircase" that was cut into an icy foothill. From there, the grueling 33-mile Chilkoot Trail would take them to the Yukon River - with another 500...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-01-27/sailing-alaska-relax-learning-little-wa
State
Electrifying eco-tourism

...environmental groups as well, hoping they will support an initiative that would use renewable energy from Juneau's hydropower grid and cut down on carbon emissions.Varness has been working with Juneau Economic Development Council's Renewable Energy Working Group...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-01-27/electrifying-eco-tourism
Local
In Walker's budget proposal, Corrections and Health take biggest hits

...rules and how many people the department is helping - would be cut by $5 million, less than 1 percent. DHSS' fiscal year 2015...contact the state's 507 schools and ask them to find places to cut costs that won't affect staff, classrooms and students and...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-01-25/walkers-budget-proposal-corrections-and
State | AK legislature

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