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Gov. Walker seeks input to balance state budget

...Fairbanks conference will set the stage for a summer-long process of meetings that will extend into the fall, state budget director Pat Pitney said. The governor hopes that those at the conference, armed with information on the options, will...
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State budget director to retire

Once he's sworn in Dec. 1, Governor-elect Bill Walker will have two weeks to submit his proposed state budget to the public and the Legislature. He may have to develop it without the help of Office of Management and Budget Director Karen Rehfeld.
Murkowski eyes cuts to 115 state jobs

Gov. Frank Murkowski's budget plan released on Monday will cut 402 state positions next year, but state Budget Director Cheryl Frasca said the positions identified for cuts could change before the fiscal year 2005 budget kicks in...
State expects pinch after stimulus extension fails

...another $60 million to cover Medicaid costs after Congress failed to pass a hoped-for extension of benefits. State budget director Karen Rehfeld said the budget for the fiscal year, beginning Thursday, was based on an extension. However...
Permafund bonds would fund projects

...oil and gas royalty settlements would be used to pay off bonds issued by the Alaska House Finance Corporation. State budget director Cheryl Frasca said using the fund money would not affect annual dividend checks. Close to half of the bonds would...
State till bulges with oil income the Alaska's general fund and is enough to cover the state's fiscal gap of $360 million, according to state budget director Cheryl Frasca. "It's an unusual position to be in," Frasca said. "We're trying to be judicious in how...
Governor searches for up to $17 million in budget cuts

...million Longevity Bonus program for seniors and $22 million in municipal revenue sharing and Safe Communities. State Budget Director Cheryl Frasca said she is working with the governor to find the cuts but gave no indication of where they'd come...
Pioneers' homes are the cheapest choice for vets

...would cost $9.4 million. The state is facing a general fund budget shortfall of about $400 million this year. State Budget Director Cheryl Frasca said costs do not rule out a stand-alone home. "The numbers won't drive a decision. It won't...
House, Senate reorganize committees

...this year. Last year, Murkowski vetoed $138 million from the budget. At the end of the Legislative session, state budget director Cheryl Frasca said cuts for this year's budget could be about $250 million. Therriault said that figure was...
Budget bill has money for fast ferries, roads

...of $47.8 million, Manly said the administration probably already knows which projects will be eliminated. State Budget Director Cheryl Frasca could not be reached for comment by the Empire's evening deadline. Manly said once the public...


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