Late October was an interesting time for Alaskan fiscal issues with Governor Bill Walker revealing more details about his fiscal plan.
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.
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.
ANCHORAGE - Researchers at the University of Alaska Anchorage are using a game to demonstrate the state's growing financial issues.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
JUNEAU - Congress is picking up a bill that would create corporations for residents of five southeast Alaska communities left out of a landmark land settlement decades ago. The bill authored by U.S. Rep.
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