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House majority puts education add-back on table spread across state departments to make up for the restored employee pay.Office of Management and Budget Director Pat Pitney said the cut is doable, but will lead to layoffs.Majority members in House Finance said they hope to get the support...
Senate Finance: We can't work until the House reaches agreement

...because of issues with the other body," he said.The committee heard from Office of Management and Budget Director Pat Pitney on the new budget bill before House and Senate Finance. It contains the leftovers vetoed by Gov. Bill Walker in the...
State | AK legislature
Gov. threatens layoffs without budget deal

...taken action on the bill before Tuesday, it would have defaulted into law.Office of Management and Budget Director Pat Pitney said the alternative, vetoing the budget bill in entirety, would have caused "complete chaos starting today...
By the numbers: Alaska budget debate, attempts to fix it

...May 19: Date by which Walker must decide what to do with the partially funded budget. Walker's budget director, Pat Pitney, has called the budget invalid, barring some kind of action to balance revenues and spending for the coming fiscal...
Legislature gavels in for special session

...approved last session would remain. That cut was included in a separate spending package. Walker's budget director, Pat Pitney, said the governor's budget plan does not include the scheduled 2.5 percent cost-of-living raises for certain...
Leaders raise potential of budget vote without reserve draw

...Walker would like to see the Legislature pass a fully funded budget, not a partially funded one. Walker budget director Pat Pitney said that once the new fiscal year starts July 1, the government would be able to operate into the fall with existing...
Walker asks for more action in limbo session

...committee has scheduled another presentation for 1:30 p.m. today, this time by Office of Management and Budget Director Pat Pitney, called "Alaska's Fiscal Crisis."? Contact reporter Katie Moritz at
State | AK legislature
Special session kicks into gear Tuesday

...Walker's budget, like the compromise plan, would not forward-fund education for fiscal year 2017, his budget director, Pat Pitney, said. Elimination of one-time funds for 2016 and 2017 - included in a separate spending plan approved by legislators...
Runners race at the glacier

...Molly Dischner (25) 1:29.2947. Karen Dischner (63) 1:29.3048. Gabrielle LeDoux (67) 1:29.4949. Pat Pitney (49) 1:29.5050. Linda Kruger (64) 1:39.5551. Dina Gregg (46) 1:40.07Mens One Mile Results (place...
As the Alaska Legislature makes cuts, ripples will splash across the state

...for revenue sharing in his version of this year's budget, but that will change next year. State finance director Pat Pitney confirmed in an email that the governor expects to ask for enough revenue sharing money to guarantee a distribution of...
State | AK legislature


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