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Final state budget figures reveal fewer cuts than popularly thought

...saw a cut of about $561 million in unrestricted state general fund money includes this year's approximately $679 million...through this without some additional revenue to the general fund, but they know that."Another multibillion-dollar...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-06-13/final-state-budget-figures-reveal-fewer
State
Convicted staffer isn't making full salary

...Legislature's budget, he said. At the end of the fiscal year, any unused money in that budget is put back into the state's general fund.As Grundmann's boss, Huggins is the only person who can speak to details of a staffer's leave and pay. Huggins...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-06-17/convicted-staffer-isnt-making-full-sala
State
My Turn: Building a sustainable future through conversations with Alaskans

...for the coming year proposes to spend $5 billion in state general funds. We expect to receive only $2 billion in general fund revenue. That leaves a gap of $3 billion. When your family's income plummets, you have two basic options: spend...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-05-31/my-turn-building-sustainable-future-t
Opinion
Alaska Editorial: Reserve transfer would hurt state's future fiscal options

...state's options to deal with budget deficits in future years.The easy way to fund state government is to draw from general fund revenue - money that comes in each year from leases of oil and mineral rights, oil production revenues, license fees...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-05-29/alaska-editorial-reserve-transfer-wou
Opinion
My Turn: Juneau's boneless chicken ranch caucus

...Alaska Constitution in Article 9, Section 15 says: "All income from the permanent fund shall be deposited in the general fund unless otherwise provided by law." The "otherwise provided for by law" provisions for the earnings reserve are to...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-06-09/my-turn-juneaus-boneless-chicken-ranc
Opinion
My Turn: Medicaid reform is the real red herring

...Bill Walker's "Healthy Alaskan Plan" would save. Keller called that sum "paltry" compared to the state's general fund liability for Medicaid. Coghill was a member of the advisory group. Among the so-called reforms they unanimously...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-05-29/my-turn-medicaid-reform-real-red-herr
Opinion
My Turn: Too much risk with house minority positions as Medicaid expansion questions loom

...with, Medicaid already costs the state lots of money. Historically, the Department of Health and Social Services general fund budget for Medicaid has already grown from $381.7 million in FY2006 to an amount budgeted in 2016 (not including...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-05-25/my-turn-too-much-risk-house-minority-
Opinion
Gov. Walker seeks input to balance state budget

...circumstances, taking half of the Fund's annual earnings could generate $1 billion to $1.5 billion for the state general fund. If the annual dividend were capped, say at $1,000 per year, that could reach $2 billion a year or more, according...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-06-04/gov-walker-seeks-input-balance-state-bu
State | AK legislature
Legislators reverse $1.75M in cuts to Alaska Marine Highway

...not restored.About $1 million of the unrestricted general fund add-back restores a month of M/V Chenega service...add-backs to the system that don't impact the state's general fund, including OKing a 4.5 percent fare increase on top...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-04-19/legislators-reverse-15-million-cuts-ala
State | AK legislature
Juneau School District seeks ways to save school activities amid budget cuts

...5 million cost of activities for the district.Amid cost-cutting measures, the school board determined that no general fund dollars would go toward activities, with the exception of activities staff, but "it costs $430,000 to pay our...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-04-15/juneau-school-district-seeks-ways-save-
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