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House Finance proposes $9.1B operating budget

...of funding refers to money that isn't restricted in its use by the law, constitution or something else.Parnell's budget director, Karen Rehfeld, said she needed to get reaction from the various departments to know to what degree some of...
Budget officials grilled on 10-year plan

...increases for the personnel costs alone, I mean, that doesn't fit with what you're saying," Thompson said.Parnell's budget director, Karen Rehfeld, said employees and departments have been made aware of the state's fiscal outlook, which...
State | AK legislature
$1.9B capital budget unveiled agreements for project-related field work.AEA announced it had reached agreement Friday, and Parnell's budget director, Karen Rehfeld, said the administration would ask the committee to reconsider providing additional funding...
State | AK legislature
Gov. proposes $3B toward state pension shortfall

...the state also stands to save about $2.1 billion in the long haul with his plan under current estimates.Parnell's budget director, Karen Rehfeld, presented the plan at the Alaska Retirement Management Board meeting in Anchorage on Thursday...
Parnell asks for more dam money

...10 million in next year's budget, saying he wanted to see greater progress on the land access agreements.Parnell's budget director, Karen Rehfeld, presented the budget amendments for this year and next to lawmakers on Thursday.In the House...
State | AK legislature
State awards nearly $8.7 million in scholarships

...problems like lackluster graduation rates and truancy.The program was created in 2010 but first funded in 2011. Parnell's budget director said $8 million was provided for the program for the current fiscal year; $5.7 million was awarded for...
Administration releases budget amendments

JUNEAU - Gov. Sean Parnell's budget director says there's a smaller-than-expected hole in this year's budget.Karen Rehfeld told the House Finance Committee on Thursday...
Parnell: Energy issue at governors' meeting

...the way the state handles Medicaid so services can be provided without creating a financial burden on Alaska. Parnell's budget director estimates the state may have to pay another $123 million next fiscal year if the federal government adjusts...
Regional News
All eyes on Senate ahead of expected oil taxation vote

...take about 90,000 additional barrels of oil a day to offset the projected fiscal impact during that period.Parnell's budget director, Karen Rehfeld, said the goal is to increase production, eventually boosting state revenue. The current...
Analyst: State faces tough budget decisions

...60 million for AGIA in fiscal year 2013, Teal said that could leave the fund about $100 million short.Parnell's budget director, Karen Rehfeld, acknowledged an estimated likely shortfall next year but said there's enough money in the...


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