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Wary governors halt, question plan to accept Syrian refugees

...office.ALASKA (0)The oil-dependent state is grappling with an estimated budget deficit of $3.5 billion amid low oil prices, and Gov. Bill Walker, a Republican turned independent, "has been focused on solving the state's fiscal challenges...

http://juneauempire.com/nation-and-world/2015-11-17/wary-governors-halt-question
Nation and World
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. Bill Walker with...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-11-13/sacred-oil-checks-eyed-amid-budget-defi
State
My turn: Pipeline pitfalls plentiful as state takes on larger role

...dictates that the state avoid significant financial risk at a time when it needs to conserve state funds because of low oil prices and falling production.? Harry Noah is former commissioner for the Alaska Department of Natural Resources and a...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-11-08/pipeline-pitfalls-plentiful-state-tak
Opinion
BP reports 96 percent drop in 3Q profit

...third-quarter profit Tuesday and announced further efforts to curtail spending as it prepares for a prolonged period of low oil prices.The London-based company said net income fell to $46 million from $1.29 billion in the third quarter of 2014...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-10-28/bp-reports-96-percent-drop-3q-profit
State
Legislature to convene special session on gas issues

...R-Anchorage, and chair of the Senate Resources Committee.Alaska is grappling with multibillion-dollar deficits amid low oil prices and has been using savings to get by. Administration officials have cited the importance of Alaska maintaining its...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-10-19/legislature-convene-special-session-gas
State
AFN conference to kick off Thursday in Anchorage

...Heroes in Our Homeland." Planned panel discussions and work sessions include the Alaska's economic woes amid low oil prices, substance abuse, and the justice system and Alaska Natives.The theme of the elders and youth conference is "Not...

http://juneauempire.com/2015-10-14
Art
AMHS seeks public review of summer 2016 schedule

...including the Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities, are working with reduced budgets due to low oil prices. The proposed AMHS summer schedule aims to maximize ferry service to Alaskans within the available operating budget...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2015-10-14/amhs-seeks-public-review-summer-2016-sche
Art
AFN convention to kick off in Anchorage

...Heroes in Our Homeland." Planned panel discussions and work sessions include the Alaska's economic woes amid low oil prices, substance abuse, and the justice system and Alaska Natives.The theme of the elders and youth conference is "Not...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-10-12/afn-convention-kick-anchorage
State
My Turn: AMHS cuts off limb hoping it grows back

...it will be harder and more expensive to bring those vessels back online. If AMHS is going to weather this storm of low oil prices, declining oil production and budget pressure it will need to do so with a carefully thought out strategy that will...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-10-11/my-turn-amhs-cuts-limb-hoping-it-grow
Opinion
Alaska hired consultants ahead of Obama visit

...time when state spending is under renewed scrutiny as Alaska grapples with multibillion-dollar budget deficits amid low oil prices.The firm Perkins Coie was hired in a contract running from July 8 to Aug. 31, when Obama arrived in Alaska for...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-10-07/alaska-hired-consultants-ahead-obama-vi
State

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