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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...
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...
Knowles backs budget increase

Gov. Tony Knowles today proposed a state general fund spending increase of $145 million to shore up education...a news conference in the Capitol, would bring up state general fund spending by 6 percent to $2.41 billion in the...
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...
GOP budgets target state agencies

...agencies absorb part of the cost. The GOP budget bills filed Monday show reductions to departments that equal the state general fund amount required to fully fund the contracts, worth $39.4 million in state and federal dollars. The cuts total...
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...
House pushes through budget cuts of $26 million

...Republican budget writers presented the full House with an operating budget that aims to reduce $26 million of state general fund spending - just over 1 percent from last year's $2.2 billion. Democrats, saying the budget included cuts for...
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...
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...
Trying to keep Republicans on the ranch the House. Leaders of the Republican majority no doubt are miffed that their effort to actually increase the state general fund for the first time in six years isn't being resoundingly feted. But while Democrats thanked the majority for some...


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