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Ferry sailings take budget hit

...began July 1. The announcement of the schedule was delayed by funding uncertainties in the Legislature, which just wrapped up its...Woodrow said.This is the first time in three or four years that funding has forced the department to drastically change the ferry schedule...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-07-02/ferry-sailings-take-budget-hit
State
Walker uses veto ax on oil tax credits

...legislative leaders Monday, in which he announced he had signed the state operating budget, Walker said the state would continue funding credits this year but at a slower pace until a more sustainable system is developed or Alaska's financial situation improves...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-07-01/walker-uses-veto-ax-oil-tax-credits
State
Overcoming hostilities, US and Cuba to open embassies

...embassies.With diplomatic infrastructure already in place, administration officials said any efforts by Congress to block funding for an embassy would be unsuccessful in preventing an upgrade to the American post in Havana.The Republican-led House Appropriations...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-07-02/overcoming-hostilities-us-and-cuba-op
Not For Web
State stops Medicaid providers increases

...facing a $100 million drop in Medicaid funding for the coming year and won't be increasing...120,000 Alaskans with Medicaid. State funding for the program dropped by $51.9 million...nonprofit organization knew a drop in funding was coming, and that next year's budget...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-07-01/state-stops-medicaid-providers-increase
State
Alaska stops Medicaid providers inflation-linked increases

...facing a $100 million drop in Medicaid funding for the coming year and won't be increasing...120,000 Alaskans with Medicaid. State funding for the program dropped by $51.9 million...nonprofit organization knew a drop in funding was coming, and that next year's budget...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-06-30/alaska-stops-medicaid-providers-inflati
State
NOAA receives $25 million in funding

...more than $25 million in recommended funding for 88 projects under the 2014-2015...This is the most significant amount of funding ever granted by NOAA under this decades-old...and successful applicants will receive funding in the near future.For more information...

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2015-06-28/noaa-receives-25-million-funding
Outdoors
Airport project would cost the taxpayers

...Federal Aviation Administration, which provides the bulk of the funding for the machinery, has rules about how it should be cared...Federal Aviation Administration, which provides the majority of funding for airport projects, in October 2013, according to correspondence...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-07-01/new-project-would-cost-taxpayers
Local
Tough budget decisions remain

...Legislature, to gauge its interest in the appropriate time to introduce revenue legislation, she said.Disagreements over school funding and negotiated cost-of-living increases for union workers were among the sticking points as lawmakers grappled with the...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-07-01/tough-budget-decisions-remain
Local
Juneau Assembly has money for Gastineau Apartments demolition if Barretts don't pay

...have this symbol removed from our community."Editor's note: This story has been modified to clarify that the source of funding for the potential Gastineau Apartments demolition is unrelated to the proposed West Douglas Road and development.? Contact...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-06-30/juneau-assembly-has-money-gastineau-apa
Local
My Turn: Solving Alaska's budget problem

...recently wrote an oped for the Juneau Empire advocating the establishment of a Permanent Fund endowment system for partially funding state government. After attending Gov. Bill Walker's "Building a Sustainable Future" forum in Fairbanks and listening...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-06-28/my-turn-solving-alaskas-budget-proble
Opinion

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