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State workers to get layoff warning

Thousands of layoff notices will be sent to state workers today after the Alaska unspecified cuts to the budget. Those likely will involve layoffs.The Republican-led Senate majority is reluctant to go along with...
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Alaska Editorial: Budget reality

...first ran in the Ketchikan Daily News:This week's news of layoffs at the Alaska Marine Highway System has brought home the state...subsidies, setting off another round of budget cuts, employee layoffs and service reductions.Where does that cycle end?Most Southeast...
Empire Editorial: New idea for DOT: Look at an old one

The Alaska Marine Highway System needs a new plan in light of employee layoffs and ferry layups that are likely to continue in future years. In finding a new, sustainable plan we hope Department of Transportation...
Haines forestry office closes for season

...on Jan. 22. The office will reopen March 1, the forestry division announced by email Thursday.The closure was forced by layoffs in response to budget cuts, the division said. While the Haines office is closed, anyone with forestry issues in Haines...
Economist: ConocoPhillips layoffs have broad reach

...Development economist Neal Fried told the Alaska Dispatch News Wednesday that he would not have been shocked if the number of layoffs announced was higher.Alaska oil prices have dropped more than $28 per barrel over the last year, cutting into revenue for...
UK rolls out red carpet for China's Xi on contentious visit

...production.Hundreds of U.K. steel layoffs were announced Tuesday, the first full...remain. Tata Steel announced 1,200 layoffs at its British plants Tuesday, just weeks...plant in northeast England. Tata said the layoffs were in response to "a shift in market...
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My Turn: Juneau's boneless chicken ranch caucus

Ten thousand layoff notices were recently mailed to nervous state employees, and those...There is a great long-term solution that avoids unnecessary state layoffs, doesn't require any new taxes and preserves the current Permanent...
House majority, minority reach possible compromise

...a deal to fund the fiscal year 2016 operating budget before layoff notices go out to state workers Monday.The budget bill amendment...account. Funding the budget will allow the state to avoid mass layoffs and a partial government shutdown.The body will discuss it...
State's only coal mine to halt exports

...facility.Usibelli has already cut workers at its Seward facility down to eight as exports slowed in the past year and additional layoffs are planned, according to the Alaska Dispatch News.Officials from Usibelli and subsidiary Aurora Energy Services met with...
Ferry system cuts terminal positons

...positions," Woodrow said, "... but unfortunately there were people who were laid off."Woodrow said there are no more layoffs planned for fiscal year 2016, but more could come next year. Close to 60 positions were cut this year from DOT. The agency's...


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