Closing the state's multibillion-dollar budget gap isn't going to be easy. Neither is coming up with a solution that everybody can feel good about.
There are two ways to address an unpleasant truth: You can confront it, or you can deny it. The University of Alaska has chosen the latter course.
If you've ever said that you could do a better job in your sleep than the Alaska Legislature does, a handful of Juneauites have an event for you. You'll just have to stay awake for it.
The University of Alaska expects to need $27 million more next year from the Alaska Legislature to fund operations. The state's Office of Management and Budget says it should expect $15.8 million less.
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.
ANCHORAGE - Work is resuming on the Susitna-Watana hydroelectric project under spending guidelines put in place by Gov. Bill Walker's administration.
...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...
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.
Gov. Bill Walker has given the OK to continue work on the controversial road out of Juneau - up to a logical stopping point.
After months of legislative stops and starts on a compromise, fiscal year 2016 might actually begin with a budget in place.
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