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Alaska Senate reverses some cuts to University of Alaska system

...FY 2016."(Gamble) will have to make cuts but he'll be able to start shrinking...directly from the program in the House but cuts to the university as a whole would have...a goal for relatively discriminate deep cuts across the board" and expects the Senate...

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

...Village doesn't have. "We can't have any cuts on those things," he said.After the two days...that nobody wants to go through. ... There are cuts that I agree with. There are cuts that I vehemently disagree with. But there have...

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

...broadcasting.A separate subcommittee on Friday proposed deeper cuts to the state education department than the House as lawmakers...childhood education and reading programs, similar to the House. The cuts to four such programs totaled about $3.6 million. But the...

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

...round to markets in Asia, a practice SEACC is opposed to."Our organization remains opposed to industrial-scale clear-cuts that rely on exports," Marvin said in the news release. "Curtailing the export of round logs to Asia would increase jobs...

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

...Thursday, saying the economic impact of cuts needed for a sustainable state budget would...speaking to the challenge in focusing on cuts to achieve a sustainable budget.Teal...focus in Juneau this session has been on cuts, or getting the state's fiscal house...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-03-27/finance-director-paints-sobering-budget
State | AK legislature
Ferries dealt another blow in Senate subcommittee

...only vessel that serves Metlakatla.The cuts would also eliminate 33 ferry system jobs...Woodrow said it's hard to say right now how cuts to highways and aviation budgets will impact...to be rescheduled because of the service cuts. Woodrow said those numbers are not certain...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-03-25/ferries-dealt-another-blow-senate-subco
State | AK legislature
Lawmakers show no love to public media

...hit the full finance committee.Dunleavy said "none of these cuts are something we looked forward to," but are necessary with...said. The university is preparing itself for significant staff cuts to keep in line with the leaner budget it anticipates.? Contact...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-03-27/lawmakers-show-no-love-public-media
State | AK legislature
Bill would halt Marie Drake renovation

...comfortable."There are no science classrooms for middle and high school lab lessons.The version of the bill passed by the Senate cuts off school projects entered into the state's bond debt reimbursement program after Jan. 1, 2015.Sen. Bill Wielechowski...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-03-26/bill-would-halt-marie-drake-renovation
State | Local | AK legislature
Letter: Seize the moment and protect salmon

...insignificant. The idea that a destroyed riverbed can be restored is a totally foreign concept to Alaskans. A stream slowly cuts its way into the earth and life grows up in zones and layers around it. You could fill in the hole but never replace the unique...

http://juneauempire.com/letters/2015-03-25/letter-seize-moment-and-protect-salmo
Letters
My Turn: The Forest Service must change its culture and course

...home, the Tongass National Forest. Our forest is far too valuable to continue this broken experiment. The industrial-scale cuts never would have happened without massive taxpayer subsidies. No new logging roads need be built. The nearly 5,000 miles...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-03-23/my-turn-forest-service-must-change-it
Opinion

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