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Walker budget cuts 55 Juneau jobs

...glad to see the Juneau office remain open."Even with saving the Juneau office, the subcommittee reduced APOC's general fund budget by $400,000.While Juneau's net loss is 55 jobs, the picture is muddied because some jobs are moving into...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-02-25/walker-budget-cuts-55-juneau-jobs
Local
Superintendent: Settling coach case was district's best option

...insurance fund for labor disputes or personnel issues, with the school district paying a $1,000 deductible from its general fund.Said Miller in closing: "It's just the way labor law is done today."

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-02-22/superintendent-settling-coach-case-was-
Local
City ponders Housing First funding sources

...city Finance Director Bob Bartholomew presented a plan to fund Housing First without wholly relying on the CBJ's general fund.According to submitted drafts, most of the funding, $600,000, could be taken from a dormant Housing Land Development...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-02-19/city-ponders-housing-first-funding-sour
Local
Gov's budget slashes Juneau APOC office

...out entirely.Walker released his full budget proposal Thursday, including a $550 million reduction in unrestricted general fund spending from last year's budget and the elimination of 329 positions statewide.More than half of those positions...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-02-06/govs-budget-slashes-juneau-apoc-office
State | Local | AK legislature
Senator questions $12 million ferry reappropriation

...technology ... I was thinking we can't afford to be in the aerospace business." He zeroed out AAC's fiscal year 2016 general fund spending.In such lean fiscal times, that ferry reappropriation was cause for a little concern, said Sen. Anna MacKinnon...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-02-10/senator-questions-12-million-ferry-reap
State | AK legislature
Juneau's future mapped out

...downtown, pending sale to either CBJ or a third-party contractor.AHFC has contributed almost $2 billion to Alaska's General Fund for housing initiatives since 1986. Last month, AHFC awarded six grants to affordable housing projects in Juneau and...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-02-09/juneaus-future-mapped-out
Local
Major companies in talks with state drone program

...Corporation's Kodiak Launch Complex.She said she did not yet know if Gov. Bill Walker's proposal to cut the corporation's general fund budget would impact the unmanned aircraft program.After running a series of unmanned aircraft missions in 2014, including...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-02-12/major-companies-talks-state-drone-progr
State | AK legislature
My Turn: It's time for an Alaska higher education land-grant equivalency plan

...agreement to operationalize the plan would also signal a consensus among the body that while these revenues would be general fund dollars, allocation and distribution of the funding would recognize higher education needs first. The details of the...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-02-01/my-turn-its-time-alaska-higher-educat
Opinion
Walker administration won't revisit SB21

...The committee also talked about the $3.5 billion general fund shortfall as it relates to oil prices and production...historically been focused almost only on oil revenue and its general fund. But the state has $100 billion in assets, a quarter...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-01-27/walker-administration-wont-revisit-sb21
State | AK legislature
In Walker's budget proposal, Corrections and Health take biggest hits

...placeholder budget released in December.Pitney said this first year of cuts - representing a 9 percent reduction in general fund spending from the year before - is just the beginning."This is step one," she told House Finance. "This isn't...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-01-25/walkers-budget-proposal-corrections-and
State | AK legislature

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