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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
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: 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
'Choose Respect' funding cut hours after rally

...the CDVSA's budget, which Walker funded at $18.2 million total. That $1.5 million was added back to the state general fund in the subcommittee's budget.Walker spokeswoman Grace Jang said Choose Respect "was a campaign from the previous...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-03-27/choose-respect-funding-cut-hours-after-
State | Local | AK legislature
Exploring the 'what ifs' of SB 21, ACES

...that if the 6 percent decline were to continue and only very modest additions of 2 percent yearly were allowed for state general fund spending, the state's savings accounts, excluding the Alaska Permanent Fund, would be depleted by 2024.The...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-08-17/exploring-what-ifs-sb-21-aces
State
Alaska officials consider rerouting Parks Highway

...O'Brien said.The state Department of Transportation has received a $2 million legislative appropriation from the state general fund to develop a solution to the traffic congestion. No cost estimate for the work has been determined, according to...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-12-12/alaska-officials-consider-rerouting-par
State
Panel OKs funds to market tourism

...tourism marketing, but with some strings and budget sleight of hand. The House earlier approved $6 million from the state general fund for the Alaska Travel Industry Association to launch a media campaign aimed at offsetting consumer jitters about...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/022002/sta_tourism.shtml
News
Capital Notebook: In search of the Promised Land

...issue for him. The Constitutional Budget Reserve has been tapped in all but two of the past 10 years to balance the state general fund. Another draw of at least $1.1 billion will be needed to balance the next budget. Democrats gain their only...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/012702/opE_capnotes.shtml
Opinion
State House passes $69 million supplemental budget

...up this year was approved by the state House on Friday. If approved by the Senate, the House bill would drive up state general fund spending for the current fiscal year's budget to $2.4 billion. The fiscal year budget ends on June 30 and isn't...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/030903/sta_legbudget.shtml
News
State commissioner to live in both Anchorage, Juneau

...department cope with budget cuts, she said. ``We're an agency in considerable flux,'' Brown said today. She said state general fund money for DEC has been cut by 56 percent since 1991, and the agency has to stretch all of its resources. ``Those...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/061799/Loc_dec.html
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