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House panel moves Gov.'s pension plan

...the state amid slumping revenues. While the state has billions of dollars in reserves now, Legislative Finance Division Director David Teal said they could be gone by 2024, largely a function of spending and revenue trends.Parnell's plan...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-04-16/house-panel-moves-govs-pension-plan
State | AK legislature
Governor's pension plan gets municipal support

...how affordable it might be in light of the state's other obligations in the next few years.Legislative Finance Division Director David Teal said Saturday that regardless of whether the state adopts Parnell's approach or sticks to its current...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-04-14/governors-pension-plan-gets-municipal-s
State | AK legislature
Parnell calls committee pension plan 'immoral'

...years, on pace to top $1 billion a year before declining.The committee proposal laid out by Legislative Finance Division Director David Teal calls for $1.4 billion toward the teachers' system and $100 million toward a reserve fund. The plan...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-04-04/parnell-calls-committee-pension-plan-im
State | AK legislature
Teachers' pension proposal raises red flags

...increases the amount of time the state will be paying into the system.The plan - crafted by Legislative Finance Division director David Teal - is the Legislature's alternative to a plan proposed by Parnell in December. "One says coast on earnings...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-04-02/teachers-pension-proposal-raises-red-fl
State | Local | AK legislature
House panel hears breakdown on educational costs

...year, and if current spending levels continue, two major reserve funds will be depleted within a decade.Finance Division Director David Teal said the amounts given to local school districts and the total amount the state spends on education are...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-03-25/house-panel-hears-breakdown-educational
State | AK legislature
Record pink harvest creating market glut

...downward pressure on prices, KFSK-radio reported."The 2013 pink harvest was the largest on record," said division director Joe Jacobson before the House Fisheries Committee this month. "It's led to a glut of supply and it will probably...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-02-26/record-pink-harvest-creating-market-glu
State
State requests farm, ranch data for Alaska Grown Source Book

...No one will be automatically included in the book; producers must provide their data," Franci Havemeister, division director, said. "There has been confusion in the past that if you were in a previous version of the book that your information...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-02-21/state-requests-farm-ranch-data-alask
Outdoors
Lawsuits could lead to changes at fish hatcheries

...maintain significant hatchery production and limit impacts to wild populations," said Mike Ford, conservation biology division director for NOAA Fisheries' Northwest Fisheries Science Center in Seattle.Ford and other proponents say artificial breeding...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-02-19/lawsuits-could-lead-changes-fish-hatche
State
Nine applicants considered for Kerttula's seat

...Stevens? Kim Metcalfe, business agent at the Alaska State Employees Association? Catherine Reardon, former division director for the Department of Commerce and former vice-chair of the Alaska Democratic Party.Botelho told the Associated...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-01-29/nine-applicants-considered-kerttulas-se
State | Local | AK legislature
New members sought for Snowmobile Trails Advisory Council

...Anchorage area. The term for these positions will begin March 1 and expire Feb. 28, 2017.SnowTRAC members assist the division director by providing a diverse and informed analysis of grant proposals and by making funding recommendations for the Snowmobile...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-01-24/new-members-sought-snowmobile-trails
Outdoors

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