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School budget crunch guide for 2016

...by state law. Although the governor's cuts will decrease that maximum by $256,000...others, according to increased needs for cuts. Scenario No. 1This option assumes the...contributions last year.Scenario one cuts are set in all four budget options.? Decrease teacher...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-01-29/school-budget-crunch-guide-2016
Local
Empire Editorial: Bars in our wake

...operated the bars at a loss, and the move will save about $750,000 per year - money that will be used to stave off service cuts.We understand the move, but we can't help but feel mixed emotions about it. Most adults who travels the Marine Highway...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-01-29/empire-editorial-bars-our-wake
Opinion
Shorting schools now will require catchup later

...July 1 and ends June 30 (we're in FY 2015 right now).That allows the Legislature two sessions to grapple with the formula cuts and wait for the results of studies mandated by last year's omnibus education bill, HB278.The bill, which was signed into...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-01-29/shorting-schools-now-will-require-catch
State | AK legislature
My Turn: Blaming oil tax for deficit is wrong

...oil, but have not yet reached the development stage. They are also going to Cook Inlet as well as the North Slope. If Alaska cuts back on these credits, we may receive a little more present revenue, but would sacrifice future revenue from the new oil that...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-01-29/my-turn-blaming-oil-tax-deficit-wrong
Opinion
District considers deficit atop deficit

...Tuesday night. The four plans include deep cuts to make up for the deficit atop the deficit...This ideal scenario would involve no cuts to staff or activities."So, why is...she said.If the governor's budget cuts are approved, Miller said, some activities...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-01-28/district-considers-deficit-atop-deficit
Local
Letter: SB21 is irresponsible, should be stopped

...oil companies or who have direct ties to the oil industry, but I thought more highly of our new governor.While I agree that cuts need to be made, particularly the positions that were filled by former Gov. Sean Parnell as he left office, how can Walker...

http://juneauempire.com/letters/2015-01-27/letter-sb21-irresponsible-should-be-s
Letters
In Walker's budget proposal, Corrections and Health take biggest hits

...spared under Gov. Bill Walker's promised cuts to help balance a looming $3.5 billion...the Legislature approves the governor's cuts. The department's formula funding...department's programs will be affected by the cuts.In a talk she gave in Juneau earlier...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-01-25/walkers-budget-proposal-corrections-and
State | AK legislature
UA Regents to discuss anticipated cuts in funding

...The University of Alaska Board of Regents will gather Thursday in Anchorage for two days of discussions on anticipated funding cuts.The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reported the 11-member board will hear reports from UA President Pat Gamble and chancellors...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-01-21/ua-regents-discuss-anticipated-cuts-fun
State
Gov: Cuts won't be made lightly

...exacerbated by plunging oil prices.He said any cuts he makes will not be made lightly. But...He said no agency will be immune from cuts, including the Department of Education...it is seen as virtually impossible for cuts alone to fill those holes. Falling oil...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-01-23/gov-cuts-wont-be-made-lightly
State | AK legislature
My Turn: Fix the budget, but not at the expense of long-term prosperity

...Bill Walker is already taking responsible steps to address the looming crisis by reviewing all spending, suggesting painful cuts and putting a hold on "megaprojects" including the Juneau Access Project. Yet in this time of crisis, even worse for our...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-01-25/my-turn-fix-budget-not-expense-long-t
Opinion

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