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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...

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
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
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
'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
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
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...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-12-19/juneau-road-not-priority-senate-majorit
Local | AK legislature
Walker still evaluating Road project

...total 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...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-02-10/walker-still-evaluating-road-project
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...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-08-17/exploring-what-ifs-sb-21-aces
State

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