Gov. Walker submits pared-down capital budget

...spending, cut waste or address any inefficiencies as it puts those plans together."Together, we need to reinvent state government and rationalize our fiscal policy," Lt. Gov. Byron Mallott said in a news release.The state is bracing for...
Empire Editorial: Whatever you do, don't panic

...could put prices back where they need to be to keep state government afloat.We don't think that will happen, unfortunately...this year. Oil companies slashed jobs, and so did state government. Alaska fell into a deep recession and lost more...
State faces $3.5B deficit amid lower oil prices

...Alaska's overall financial health sound," she said.Alaska relies heavily on oil revenue to fund the operations of state government. It has ridden this wave before and recovered. One major difference this time, Burnett said, is lower oil production...
My Turn: Alaska's budget: A history're undoubtedly aware that state government faces some potentially daunting...the general funds that support state government. In recent years the combination...will probably hear a lot about state government adopting a "sustainable budget...
My Turn: It's a new day in Alaska politics

...Empire op-ed (11/23/14), Governor-elect Walker explained his view about transition: "This transition of state government is particularly critical as - for the first time in state history - Alaska will have a nonpartisan, independent...
My Turn: Real leaders aren't scared to talk taxes

...that's not just because the cost of living is so high here. It's more expensive to live in Hawaii, but their state government spends about half as much per person as we do. Their individual state and local taxes are 25 percent higher than...
Walker brings back Palin's oil and gas team

New Gov. Bill Walker took office Monday and ordered immediate changes in top echelons of state government, including bringing back several members of former Gov. Sarah Palin's oil and gas team. They include Marty Rutherford, one...
My Turn: Time for Alaska to rise as one

...ahead of us.This transition of state government is particularly critical as...strengthen the presence of your state government across Alaska and the delivery...returning to the best kind of Alaska state government with Democrats, Republicans...
Alaska Gov.-elect Walker names 4 to key positions

...the previous administration.Gov.-elect Bill Walker on Tuesday announced four appointments to the top ranks of state government, including Craig Richards as the state's attorney general. Walker takes office on Monday after defeating Gov...
My Turn: 29th Alaska Legislature has new faces in new positions after election

...Representatives have promptly established majority and minority organizations, a sign that the legislative branch of Alaska state government will be able to hit the ground running and start to tackle the myriad challenges facing the Great Land.The Alaska...


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