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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.
Special session looms on Legislature's last day

...recommended implementing a sales tax, income tax and using a portion of the permanent fund to plug the deficit. State Budget Director Cheryl Frasca presented conferees with a hypothetical "Plan B" budget for 2006 if no fiscal plan is put in place...
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...
Governor signs biggest, earliest operating budget ever

...Senate has not transmitted the measure that appropriates money to lawmakers' favorite building projects around the state. Budget Director Cheryl Frasca said the capital budget often lags behind other measures. She said budget analysts are reviewing...
Murkowski slashes cash for cities they are going to use it and then realizing next year that this money won't be available," Clark said. State Budget Director Cheryl Frasca said the state will receive another $25 million through the federal program in October, but Clark...
Oil price boosts surplus

...increased oil taxes or, possibly, using some investment profits from the Alaska Permanent Fund to cover costs. State budget director Annalee McConnell said despite higher oil prices, budget issues remain on the agenda this year. "Even as prices...
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...
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...
Budget plan: New taxes, 402 fewer jobs

...many of those positions are currently filled, said state Budget Director Cheryl Frasca. A so-called transient accommodation...a year from independent travelers, according to state Budget Director Frasca. But that's not the only fee cruise ship...
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...


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