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My Turn: Alaskan grown plan can save PFD and not raise taxes

Late October was an interesting time for Alaskan fiscal issues with Governor Bill Walker revealing more details about his fiscal plan.
Sacred oil checks eyed amid budget deficit

JUNEAU - Alaska is facing multibillion-dollar deficits amid chronically low oil prices and relying on savings to help balance the budget. That's not sustainable, and is leaving first-term Gov.
My Turn: Test driving Alaska's fiscal model

As the Legislature meets again in special session to wrestle with gas line issues, Gov. Bill Walker's administration continues to advance its agenda of new revenue measures combined with minimal cost cutting.
UA researchers use game to show state budget woes

ANCHORAGE - Researchers at the University of Alaska Anchorage are using a game to demonstrate the state's growing financial issues.
Searching for a light: The case for economic optimism as Alaska enters recession

Imagine yourself standing at the edge of a dark hole in the ground. You can't see the bottom. Suddenly, your foot slips and you find yourself falling, sliding into a dark and uncertain space. You don't know when you'll hit the bottom.
Falling oil gouges state budget deeper

On Monday, as the price of West Texas crude oil dipped below $39 per barrel for the first time in six years, state revenue commissioner Randall Hoffbeck told the Alaska House Finance Committee that the decline is exacerbating the state's budget problems.
Charting Southeast's economy through 2020

Southeast Conference begins its two-day Mid-Session Summit today at the Juneau Arts & Culture Center. The annual summit kicks off with opening remarks at 8 a.m.
Empire Editorial: Make good on UA system's strengths

Early this month, Jim Johnsen, the presumptive next president of the University of Alaska system, traveled to Juneau. It's a tough time to be stepping into the system's top job.
My Turn: Governor's tax credit veto is churlish conversation starter

The Juneau Empire's July 5 editorial was far too charitable in its assessment of Gov. Bill Walker's veto of tax credits owed to oil and gas explorers.
University of Alaska's presumptive president visits Juneau for question session

University of Alaska president candidate Jim Johnsen said he expects the state university system to be providing fewer academic programs in 10 years, but that the remaining areas of study will be stronger and more successful.
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