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Alaska's popular walrus cam streams again after a decade

...Department of Fish and Game.The funds are allowing the Alaska state government - struggling financially because of low oil prices - to put two paid staff members on the island about 400 miles southwest of Anchorage to not only welcome the handful...
My Turn: SB 21 raiding Alaska's savings away the store. Alaska's financial crisis has more to do with the giveaways sprinkled throughout SB 21 than low oil prices. As we discuss how much people should pay to use the pools, how many teachers we should lay off, or how much our...
Impasse remains as few lawmakers return

...expanded Medicaid.Republicans have balked at adding to the budget, given the huge deficits the state faces amid low oil prices, and have resisted minority proposals, such as revisiting oil tax credits, to help offset Democratic proposals...
Impasse remains as lawmakers reconvene in Juneau

...Republicans have balked at adding to the budget, given the multibillion-dollar deficits the state is facing amid low oil prices, and they've resisted minority proposals such as revisiting oil taxes, to help offset the Democrats' proposals...
By the numbers: Alaska budget debate, attempts to fix it

...for union workers, among other things. The state is facing a multibillion-dollar deficit this year and next amid low oil prices.Lawmakers are taking a break from floor sessions until May 12, though finance committees have been meeting. Here's...
My Turn: Anger over education cuts are justified

...As I said in a previous column, if the oil companies can adjust their workforce due to these difficult times of low oil prices, why shouldn't the state do likewise and adjust tax credits. Instead, according to Sen. Pete Kelly, R-Fairbanks...
Fliers get a bit of relief as summer airfares fall

...percent, higher than it was in 2012. European trips are $60, or 3.9 percent, more expensive.Travelers can thank lower oil prices and more seats on planes for keeping this summer's airfare in check.Airlines at the start of the year paid $2...
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House Democrats, Walker see Medicaid expansion as priority

...reserve fund to cover the state government's costs. The state is facing a projected multibillion-dollar deficit amid low oil prices.Fifteen of the Senate's 20 members are in the majority, and caucus rules call for members to vote for the budget...
Special session kicks into gear Tuesday

...effort to cut costs and reduce the size of government as the state grapples with a multibillion-dollar deficit amid low oil prices.Walker's budget, like the compromise plan, would not forward-fund education for fiscal year 2017, his budget...
Sides entrench in budget fight

...majority said everything must be on the table as the state grapples with multibillion-dollar budget deficits amid low oil prices and trying to preserve its reserves for as long as possible.Committee members said that if people think this year...


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