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Final state budget figures reveal fewer cuts than popularly thought

...and can't be duplicated in future years.The capital budget saw a cut of about $561 million in unrestricted state general fund money includes this year's approximately $679 million UGF budget. Unrestricted general funds are actual state...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-06-13/final-state-budget-figures-reveal-fewer
State
Tourism industry sweats ferry shutdown

...the House and Senate can't come to a compromise by the end of this fiscal year, there's enough unrestricted state general funds included in the small budget passed by Gov. Bill Walker to protect the departments of Corrections and Public Safety...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-06-07/tourism-industry-sweats-ferry-shutdown
State | Local
Gov. Walker seeks input to balance state budget

...circumstances, taking half of the Fund's annual earnings could generate $1 billion to $1.5 billion for the state general fund. If the annual dividend were capped, say at $1,000 per year, that could reach $2 billion a year or more...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-06-04/gov-walker-seeks-input-balance-state-bu
State | AK legislature
My Turn: Building a sustainable future through conversations with Alaskans

...the coming year proposes to spend $5 billion in state general funds. We expect to receive only $2 billion in general...off every state employee whose salary comes from state general funds, it would still not balance the budget. We simply...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-05-31/my-turn-building-sustainable-future-t
Opinion
My Turn: Alaska shouldn't balance its budget off of seniors, youth

...make it into the press much. Alaska's $3 billion-plus budget deficit is so big that Alaska could fire every state general fund-paid employee and still only cut half the deficit. Cuts alone will harm children and seniors and won't fix this...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-05-07/my-turn-alaska-shouldnt-balance-its-b
Opinion
Legislature delays final word on Alaska Marine Highway budget

...state operating budget have not come to an agreement on ferry cuts.The House cut about $9 million in unrestricted state general funds from the AMHS budget. The Senate followed that with another $1.75 million cut. The job of the conference committee...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-04-16/legislature-delays-final-word-alaska-ma
State | AK legislature
Lawmakers sweep $94M into rainy day fund

...balance the budget.The total FY 2016 capital budget is $1.28 billion and includes $113 million in unrestricted state general funds, about $40 million less than the governor included in his version. It represents the state's leanest capital...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-04-11/lawmakers-sweep-94m-rainy-day-fund
State | AK legislature
The Road's new price tag: $4 million

...10 percent of the total project cost. The number most commonly bandied about to close the gap is $9 million in state general funds. Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities spokesman Jeremy Woodrow said that's a number reporters...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-03-03/roads-new-price-tag-4-million
Local
UAS under the budget knife

...our year-to-year faculty that are supported by state general funds, may not have a continuing position next year...campuses whose salaries were paid mostly or fully by state general funds and whose contracts would normally end this year...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-02-23/uas-under-budget-knife
Local
Governor clears desks at Alaska DOT

...build the Road requires only a 10 percent match from state general funds. To date, the project has been allocated $48 million in state general funds and $154 million in federal dollars, Woodrow said...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-01-12/governor-clears-desks-alaska-dot
State | Local | AK legislature

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