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State budget director discusses taxes

...budget director broached the subject of additional state taxes with Juneau's business community Thursday.Office of Management and Budget Director Pat Pitney was the guest speaker at the Juneau Chamber of Commerce luncheon the same day Walker announced...
State | Local
Pitney to speak at Chamber luncheon

Pat Pitney, the state's director of the Office of Management and Budget, will speak to the Juneau Chamber of Commerce at its weekly luncheon today. Pitney's program begins at noon in the Alaska Room of Juneau International Airport.
State moves forward on Road plan

Gov. Bill Walker has given the OK to continue work on the controversial road out of Juneau - up to a logical stopping point.
State | Local
Budget deal reached

After months of legislative stops and starts on a compromise, fiscal year 2016 might actually begin with a budget in place.
$5B budget approved, ending session

The Alaska House and Senate voted Thursday morning in Anchorage to approve a final version of the Fiscal Year 2016 state operating budget, funding government operations for the coming year.
Compromise or 'coercion'?

The House Finance committee showed the House majority's cards Wednesday morning when it put add-backs to education and state worker contracts on the table and told minority members to take it or leave it.
Senate Finance: We can't work until the House reaches agreement

The House and Senate Finance committees both met Friday, but with much different results. The House Finance Committee heard three hours of public testimony on the operating budget.
State | AK legislature
Gov. threatens layoffs without budget deal

If the Alaska Legislature continues to stall on passing a fully funded state operating budget, 15,000 of about 16,000 state employees will be sent layoff notices in preparation for a partial government shutdown, Gov.
Walker asks for more action in limbo session

Legislators - they're just like us. On an unexpectedly sunny Wednesday in the capital city, lawmakers could be seen walking around downtown, grabbing lunch and chatting on the sidewalks, waiting as House majority and minority leaders hash out a budget deal that will send everyone home. But Gov. Bill Walker sent a letter to legislative leaders on Wednesday, the 93rd day of session, asking lawmakers to get back into committees and make progress on a list of bills.
State | AK legislature
Domestic violence prevention dollars deleted

The group of legislators responsible for negotiating the final version of the state operating budget set eight state department budgets Monday. Its agreements included the elimination of $1.5 million left for Choose Respect programs.
State | AK legislature


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