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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...
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...
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...
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...
State | AK legislature
'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...
State | Local | AK legislature
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...
Governor clears desks at Alaska DOT 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...
State | Local | AK legislature
Juneau Road not priority for Senate majority

...fiscal year 2016 capital budget of $106 million in state general funds - a decrease of $114 million from former Gov. Sean...the project has been funded at $48 million in state general funds and $154 million in federal dollars, DOT spokesman...
Local | AK legislature
Walker still evaluating Road project project is estimated to cost $574 million in federal and state money, but only needs $9 million more in state general funds to get the full federal match it needs to be completed, according to DOT numbers.Pat Pitney, Walker's budget...
State | 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...


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