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Walker budget cuts 55 Juneau jobs

...Department of Fish and Game fish and wildlife coordinator position would also be moved north.Juneau has 3,679 executive-branch state government jobs. That figure does not include jobs with the Alaska Court System or the Alaska Legislature...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-02-25/walker-budget-cuts-55-juneau-jobs
Local
Walker replies to capital creep outcry

...exploring their options regarding a permanent move to Juneau."There are 14 commissioners who run the state's executive branch departments and are some of the top-paying positions in the state. Walker made a campaign promise to encourage...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-02-18/walker-replies-capital-creep-outcry
State | AK legislature
Judging judicial selections

...guys don't." When asked if stacking the numbers of those appointed by the governor gave too much power to the executive branch, Kelly said at least Alaska's governor is beholden to someone - voters. "I don't want the governor in a position...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-02-08/judging-judicial-selections
State | AK legislature
Juneau delegation pens capital creep letter

...of the state's seat of government. "Commissioners working outside the capital undermine the legislative and executive branches' ability to effectively coordinate and govern," the letter reads. "This undermines Juneau's role as a capital...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-02-04
Local | AK legislature
My Turn: Transparency for Juneau Access

Gov. Bill Walker so far has delivered on a campaign promise to bring transparency back to the executive branch. It's refreshing after experiencing three Alaska governors who preferred keeping the public in the dark. That's exactly how...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-01-23/my-turn-transparency-juneau-access
Opinion
Walker holds first cabinet meeting

...page states. "It was a very productive meeting. We look forward to more like it."The cabinet is made up of 14 executive branch department commissioners and other advisors and works with the governor on his projects at the highest level.Walker...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-01-15/walker-holds-first-cabinet-meeting
Local | AK legislature
Gov. doesn't support capitol move

...believes Juneau would remain the seat of the state's executive branch, Kuckertz said.The state government is Juneau's...200 people, are employed by the state, mostly by executive branch departments, such as the Department of Transportation...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-01-08/gov-doesnt-support-capitol-move
Local | AK legislature
My Turn: 2014 election brings new Energy to U.S. Senate

...convince the government that ending the export ban is good policy. In response, Senator Murkowski has pressed for the executive branch to produce solid economic data that can inform changes to EPCA, working across the aisle to bring pressure to bear...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-12-01/2014-election-brings-new-energy-us-se
Opinion
So far, 3 of 14 commissioners chose Juneau

...they're going to be based, I can't speak to that," she said Dec. 19.Since the Palin administration, the executive branch's most powerful positions have shifted to Anchorage, which critics have said is a sign of unofficial capital creep...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-12-26/so-far-3-14-commissioners-chose-juneau
Local | AK legislature
Former Don Young challenger is new admin commissioner

...Administration spokesman said it was not yet known where Fisher would be based.Prior to working on the state's executive branch, Hanley taught and served as an elementary school principal in the Anchorage School District. He's lived in Alaska since he was...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-12-30/former-don-young-challenger-new-admin-c
Local | AK legislature

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